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Breast Cancer CNS

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic, eager to learn and keen to develop the skills to work both autonomously and as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team? An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Services at Homerton Healthcare.

We recognise the value of investing in our team and want to support you to develop as a specialist nurse. We are offering this post as a band 6 with progression to band 7 on successful completion of your probation goals. If you are dedicated to supporting people with cancer we want to hear from you. You should have solid nursing experience and be able to give demonstrable examples of where you have made a difference to patient care. Important skills for a specialist nurse include; listening and sensitive communication, prioritisation, being self directed, being proactive on the patients behalf, conducting through assessments and MDT working.

You will be responsible for the care and support of people with breast cancer, providing specialist advice and psychosocial support through the entire pathway. In return we can offer you academic training courses, protected time to undertake development, a clear framework for progression to band 7 on successful completion.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a important part of the multidisciplinary clinical team in Breast Services. The post holder will provide specialist nursing care so that patients and their relatives/carers are supported through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship pathways. This will be achieved through the application of specialist knowledge, skills and practice.

We are looking for an experienced nurse with good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. You should have the ability to work effectively in a team and be autonomous with your own case load.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Relevant nursing experience
  • Ability to establish effective communication with patients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • demonstrates interest in specialty



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • First degree or working towards


  • Willingness to complete relevant training courses
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Able to demonstrate empathetic communication
  • Act as a patient advocate


  • Awareness of cancer pathways
  • Experience of managing change



  • Expert knowledge of specialist field and treatments
  • Understanding of the role of the clinical nurse specialist

Trust Values


  • Demonstrates an understanding of Trust Values

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