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Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Support Nurse - HPB Cancer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Our cancer directorate is inviting applications from ambitious experienced nurses who are interested in enhancing their experience by joining the existing Clinical Nurse Specialist in HPB (hepato-biliary) Cancer. The position is offered as Band 7 for those who have relevant experience and knowledge and meet the essential criteria and a Band 6 training post who meets partial criteria. As a Band 6 you will be set key competencies and objectives to work through as part of this role, you will be given support to progress through these. You will have excellent communication and time management skills, the ability to work under pressure and to lead and develop the service whilst supportingpatients along the cancer pathway. You will work with various members of the wider multi-disciplinary team managing patients from diagnosis and through Oncology treatment and have the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and show evidence of advanced decision making

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care
  • Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes
  • Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Closing date is midnight on 6 June 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 20 June 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications Band 6


  • Registered nurse. Continuous professional development Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Degree Teaching or mentoring qualification Advanced Communications course

Experience Band 6


  • Band 6 experience in Oncology or HPB Band 6 palliative care experience Experience of informal/formal teaching


  • Out-patient working experience Mentor/preceptor experience Experience of working within a wider MDT setting

Knowledge Band 6


  • Band 6 support role knowledge Knowledge of cancer pathway Knowledge of HPB cancer treatment modalities


  • Understanding of evidence based practice Understanding of Clinical Governance Palliative care

Skills Band 6


  • Good verbal and written communication skills Capable of working as an integral member of a small team Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs


  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management. Commitment to multidisciplinary working.

Additonal Requirements Band 6


  • To act in a professional manner at alltimes in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Qualifications Band 7


  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake Post registration qualification in Oncology or HPB Continued professional development


  • Advanced Clinical assessment course Mentoring/teaching qualification Leadership course

Experience Band 7


  • Significant relevant Band 7 experience in Oncology/HPB Surgery and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills. Experience in implementing and running nurse led clinics. Experience of initiating change


  • Experience of formal/informal teaching Experience in palliative care Significant experience in working autonomously and within a large multi disciplinary team

Knowledge Band 7


  • Understanding of HPB patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this In depth Knowledge of current HPB cancer treatment modalities Knowledge and involvement in policy and patient information writing


  • Understanding of evidence-based practice Understanding of Clinical Governance Understanding of broader issues related to trust, regional and UK wide

Skilla Band 7


  • Good verbal and written communication skills Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly


  • Leadership skills Ability to lead developments in practice Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.

Additional Requirements Band 7


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct. Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - political and Trust. Ability to cross cover Oncology CNS Team

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

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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