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Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc HCAs
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic nurse to join our team of Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists within the lung cancer pathway. This is a Macmillan post with initial funding for 12 months.

To provide a service within St George's Hospital to patients with Lung cancer. The Clinical Nurse Specialist works as part of the multi-professional team, ensuring that this group of patients receives the highest standard of care and support from time of diagnosis and throughoutthe cancer pathway. The post holder will represent the Trust and the Lead Cancer Nurse at all meetings related to the cancer service framework and in particular those pertaining to Lung cancer.

Main duties of the job

As a pivotal member of the team you will be passionate about the delivery of a high quality, safe and effective care to St George's cohort of Lung Cancer patients. You will meet patients pre-diagnosis and act as a keyworker for them throughout their entire cancer pathway. This includes patients across the surgical and medical oncology treatment paradigms.

About us

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London. Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region. As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010. St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills


  • Advanced communications skills course
  • Psychological assessment level 2 course



  • 2 years band 6/7 experience in oncology, respiratory or thoracics


  • Counselling Qualification



  • Current NMC Registration
  • First Level Degree
  • Oncology module or other relevant qualification


  • Masters Degree
  • V300 Independent Prescriber
  • Physical Assessment Module
  • Teaching Experience



  • Knowledge of current clinical and nursing research related to lung cancer
  • Ability to critically analyse data
  • Ability to carry out an audit


  • Research Course and/or experience
  • Published work (articles/posters/conference presentation)



  • An understanding of audit, research and evidence based practice
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues

Management and Leadership


  • Evidence of clinical leadership qualities
  • Evidence of presentation skills
  • Evidence of excellent documentation/written skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a multi-professional team


  • Experience of change management
  • Knowledge of statistics and report writing

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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