Deputy Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Part Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Deputy Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist who wishes to join our Breast Multi-disciplinary Team at #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Do you have the required enthusiasm and commitment to become an advanced practitioner to take on this specialist nursing role to implement the national cancer recovery package and patient triggered follow up care?

Working with the Band 7 Breast Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist and Band 4 Care Co-ordinator, the role provides key membership as part of the Breast multidisciplinary team.

The post requires vision, innovation and the ability to work across professional boundaries, underpinned by a real desire to provide the highest standards of follow up patient care measured by prospective audit and national protocols. Implementing patient facing electronic system of My Medical Record and patent triggered follow up.

This post will work in collaboration with, and autonomously as part of, the Breast Cancer team to help develop and deliver the optimal patient triggered follow up pathways across organisational, professional and geographical boundaries.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you possess a high level of up-to-date relevant clinical knowledge and experience in Breast Care, Cancer Care or Specialist Palliative Care with evidence of ongoing continuous professional development and a commitment to attain MSC. You must be highly motivated with strong leadership and excellent communication skills.

Working with the Cancer Management Team this post will be responsible for the implementation and assessment of the service against the NHSi Qualitative Measures for Breast Cancer.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with live NMC registration
  • Has experience of cancer care, training and knowledge
  • Hold a relevant degree or be in the process of completing a degree
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training
  • Mandatory training up to date
  • To demonstrate a genuine interest in cancer care and knowledge of this speciality
  • Working at an advanced level clinically and managerially
  • Knowledgeable and have advanced management of change
  • Advanced knowledge and a clear understanding of local and national cancer standards, policies, and guidance
  • Accountable for own professional actions underpinned by theory and experience
  • Competent in dealing with breaking of significant news to patient and relatives

Physical Skills


  • To work effectively in a team or alone and can also support, educate and motivate others.
  • Computer literate and adequate IT skills
  • Working at senior level, ability to prioritise and manage own time caseload
  • Able to work autonomously and lead others at an advanced level, aware of own limitations and seeks out appropriate advice and support.



  • Ability to work autonomously and make accurate judgement at an advanced level
  • Demonstrate advanced leadership decisions making skills
  • Can prioritise and coordinate own work and that of junior staff
  • Uses initiative and able to manage difficult and sensitive situations
  • Can effectively prioritise, coordinate, and lead own work and that of others
  • Analytic and problem solving approach
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lead and work within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Advanced organisation / time management skills
  • Self-aware to deal with emotional impact of role
  • Strong sense of vision for developing the role
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic



  • Able to critically analyse and offer innovative and creative ideas to improve patient care and working practices.
  • Expert in specialist area, competent at nursing care and life support to BLS standard.
  • Ability to act on own professional actions and make informed and accurate decisions
  • Able to maintain effectiveness and calm under pressure
  • Provide leadership and ability to adapt and change within working situation

Communication Skills


  • To have completed further training in advanced 3 day communication skills course, psychological assessment training and demonstrate a high degree of skill and abilities in this area
  • Demonstrate expert verbal and non-verbal communication skills and be able to impart sensitive, complex and significant news to patients and carers effectively, and to educate others in this area
  • Excellent communicator in multi-disciplinary forums and multi-professional meetings and events.

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