Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist UGI Cancers

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year n/a
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join are existing Upper GI/HBP clinical nurse specialist team. We are looking for a Band 7 nurse ready to take on a new challengein the role of a Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) post. You will be joining an expert cancer multi - professional team. You will be responsible for offering expert clinical advice, emotional support and managing own caseload of cancer patients. You will be championing and delivering NHSE cancer personalised care standards and ensuring issues associated with patients experience are visible to the MDM and are top quality priority for service improvement.

Main duties of the job

Fully comply with the trust Cancer CNS Standard Operational Policy

To assist in the delivery of an expert specialist nursing service for people with cancer and toprovide specialist nursing advice, clinical assessment and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through treatment and where applicable onward referral for end of life care.

To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care.

Initiating and interpreting tests and investigations used in cancer treatments, on-going monitoring and late effects care

Demonstrate sound knowledge of cancer and its treatment in relation to people living with and beyond cancer

Symptom management for the consequences of cancer and its treatment

Develop practice to be able to deliver nurse led clinics supporting cancer patients care and needs

Support the team and organisation in delivering innovative services to support cancer patient access to the team and early diagnoses

Assessing and meeting patients on going care, health and wellbeing needs and develop a care plan and action referrals as a result

Using data to identify high-risk individuals and groups and to ensure that services meet their needs

Supporting Self-Care, Self-Management and Enabling Independence

Ensuring clear documentation in the patient's records of all significant consultations in accordance with Best Records Keeping Guidance

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About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Education and Research

    • To ensure all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures/treatments, contributing to the process of securing informed consent
    • To produce and provide all patients with relevant and accessible written information regarding their treatment in accordance with Trust standards
    • Participate in the speciality and the trust wide audits associated with cancer care
    • To supervise and participate in the delivery of programmes of education and training according to the identified needs of clients, carers and other involved in their care
    • To work with other clinical staff to identify knowledge gaps in relation to specialist patients and ensure staff are appropriately educated
    • To contribute to the development of nursing practice within the team Additionally, where appropriate, to act as a practice supervisor to Trust and honorary contract employees
    • To actively participate in education events provided by the Trust and primary care sector.
    • To attend meetings and conferences as appropriate ensuring that you are fully conversant with current issues both within the Trust and within the specialist services locally and nationally
    • To promote and facilitate evidence based practice and clinical audit within the Trust, raising the profile and enhancing the contribution of nursing to patient care and informing business and service development plans.
    • To participate in and assist with any appropriate/relevant Trust approved research projects conducted within the department.
    • To promote nursing research and evidenced based practice relevant to the speciality

  • Management

    • To liaise effectively with all other disciplines within the Trust and at local level
    • To participate in the management of change to improve standards and communication links from Acute Trusts through to Primary Care
    • To contribute actively to any relevant initiatives within the care group and provide support to colleagues and Heads of Nursing
    • To contribute positively to the leadership of nursing within the care group acting as an effective role model
    • To comply with measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients. Ensure the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents in line with Trust policy
    • Network with the team of Clinical Nurse Specialists within the Trust to evaluate, develop and promote the specialist nursing role. Ensure representation at the monthly cancer CNSs Forum
    • To utilise and maintain information systems to aid audit and to provide regular activity analysis reports
    • Maintain contemporaneous and accurate treatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested. To participate in the evaluation of the service in terms of clinical effectiveness, clinical excellence and value for money
    • To ensure the best use of available resources are used within agreed budget to provide a cost effective service
    • To forge effective links within primary, secondary and tertiary care to ensure effective communication
    • Ensure compliance with the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trust's duty to promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups
    • Comply with measures in the Service Quality Standards and appropriate NICE/ IOG guidance, ensuring transparent delivery of service
    • To participate with the yearly Quality Assessment process, liaising with Trust cancer management team and lead on the implementation of recommendations from review.
  • Personal Professional Development

    • To strive for own professional development to meet compliance with role demotions described in the cancer CNSs Framework for the role
    • Attend monthly clinical supervision to support governance in psychological level two practice
    • To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required to fulfil the role
    • To keep up-to-date with current literature and research in the speciality
    • To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required
    • To undergo and actively participate in own performance appraisals
    • To keep up to date with NMC, relevant specialist Faculty & Trust guidelines and protocols.
    • To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional conduct working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence.
    • To be working towards higher degree or equivalent

    • The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
    • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of King's College Hospital NHS Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
    • To live and role model the Kings Values of:
    • We show compassion and understanding and bring a positive attitude to our work
    • We promote equality, are inclusive and honest, speaking up when needed
    • We support each other, communicate openly, and are reassuringly professional
    • To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
    • To be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
    • This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder.
    • All employees must hold an '' email account which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication.

    Safe Guarding

    The Trust takes the issues of Safeguarding Children, Adults and addressing Domestic Abuse very seriously. All employees have a responsibilityto support the organisation in our duties by;
    • attending mandatory training on safeguarding children and adults
    • familiarising themselves with the Trust's processes for reporting concerns
    • reportingany safeguarding child or adult concerns appropriately

    Infection Control Statement

    The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene procedures and requirements when in clinical areas.

    The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.

    These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

    Person Specification



    • NMC Level 1 Registered Nurse
    • Educated to Degree level or above or significant post registration demonstrable experience.
    • Breaking Bed News Training
    • Extensive clinical experience pertinent to cancer care, oncology and/or HPB UGI.
    • Sound knowledge of Cancer Personalised Care and NHS Long term plan
    • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment


    • Advanced Communication Skills
    • Level 2 psychological skills

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