Macmillan Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Job summary

Are you currently working with patients who have a diagnosis of cancer, and wish to develop a career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist? We have a unique band 7, 9 months fixed term/secondment opportunity for a caring and compassionate nurse who wants to work in the field of neuro-oncology at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

As a key worker you will be responsible for providing holistic care to patients with brain cancer and their family throughout their cancer pathway. You will be able to offer treatment information, symptom control advice, psychological support and signposting to other services. You will be offering the opportunity for a personalised care plan to be created using a holistic needs assessment. The delivery of the care will be in clinic, on the wards and over the telephone.

Main duties of the job

You will work collaboratively with all health professionals involved in the patient's pathway within the UHL multidisciplinary team (MDT) including (but not limited to), Consultants, imaging services, clinical nurse specialists, research teams, acute oncology, specialist palliative care, ward nursing teams, and administrative teams, as well as with the MDT across the East Midlands.

You will be expected to play a supportive role in ensuring the team comply with local and national policy, clinical governance and quality surveillance. You will need to work independently within your role as well as in collaboration with the neuro-oncology cancer support worker (CSW). You will have line management responsibilities for the Neuro-oncology CSW.

In addition, the role will also provide relevant cross cover for the Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist as required.

As a band 7 you will be expected to meet the essential criteria, possess the relevant post registration experience as outlined in the person specification.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Gemma Gunn, Macmillan Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse at; or on 07814 364 633 for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work autonomously, providing an effective nurse-led service as needs dictate.

Demonstrate comprehensive holistic needs assessment of patients utilising a variety of advanced clinical skills, while acting as a role model, in line with the Clinical Nurse Specialist role for the service.

To assess and diagnose specific symptoms within scope of practice; advise medical and nursing staff and/or prescribe medications according to patients requirements, writing a record in the medical notes and reassessing according to the individual patient needs.

Provide an effective and accessible telephone advice service for patients and families and their carers.

Promote and initiate innovations and change related to improvement of clinical services in relation to the speciality.

Where relevant to role, undertake non-medical prescribing as appropriate to patient/client group.

To continually review performance against Key Performance Indicators, proactively addressing areas of concern, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

Undertake advanced technical skills with appropriate training and specific to the clinical area.

Collaborate in the development and monitoring of a job plan to ensure role and personal effectiveness.

To utilise the Macmillan resources to support ongoing development including producing an annual report.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • Current NMC registration with no restrictions to practice
  • Degree with relevance to specialism
  • Education at Masters degree level ( L7) or above in specialism or willing to undertake
  • Qualification in Teaching/mentoring



  • Significant experience at band 6 or above in specialist area, or relevant area with transferable skills.

Communication & relationship skills


  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal

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