Specialist Nurse - Upper GI

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

37.5 Hours per week

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts specialist Upper GI cancer team. You will be working alongside an established team of clinicians, Specialist Nurses & cancer care coordinator to further develop this specialist service. This role requires an experienced clinician with team working and communication skills, delivering effective evidence based care to a defined demographic population with diverse health care and social needs.

Main duties of the job

The post will also work to raise the profile of Upper GI cancer and its treatments. This will require networking with NHS services, voluntary organisations and community/faith groups outside the South Tees Trust. This will involve working with teams and managers to support service redesign to ensure that services are focused on patient and clinical needs.

We are inviting applications from highly-motivated Registered Nurses with excellent communication/interpersonal skills. You should havepost-registration experience and be passionate about cancer care. In return we offer the right candidate a development programme that will not only enhance their academic qualifications and nursing interests, but will also provide an excellent foundation for professional development, as well as gaining an insight into the intra-organisational structure and processes. You will be expected to work on both of our acute hospital sites and be adaptable & flexible in your approach.

Although the requirement of this advert is for a band 7 cancer Specialist Nurse, the team would be happy to consider applicants who may not meet all aspects of the job description, but who could work in a band 6 support role with development into the band 7 role over a period of time.

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

About us

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size. It provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracics, vascular surgery and cancer services. It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad. In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a �35 million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe. The James Cook University Hospital has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres and a 16-bedded intensive care unit. There is also an Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is an essential part of our organisation and an important point of delivery for the community. It is one of the smallest district general hospitals in the country and has 189 inpatient beds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC level 1 registration
  • Specialist qualification in cancer care/palliative care/UGI cancer nursing



  • Recent experience in cancer care
  • Experience in supporting and managing for those with cancer
  • Experience of working within a busy clinical environment and within multidisciplinary teams
  • Extensive post registration experience, with experience of working at a senior level



  • Knowledge of audit and research processes and its application
  • Ability to work in a complex environment across the whole of the UGI cancer pathway.
  • Knowledge about the development of the specialist nurse role in a modern NHS
  • Knowledge of the Clinical Governance agenda and NHS Plan

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