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Macmillan Associate Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of the clinical nurse specialist is to provide an expert service for patients in West Dorset diagnosed with gynaecological cancers. The post holder will be based at Dorset County Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Development and provision of a high-quality nursing service to patients with gynaecological cancers, providing support and continuity from the point of diagnosis/referral, acting as a key worker where appropriate and also a core member of the multidisciplinary team

Providing psychological support to patients and their families/ carers whilst liaising and referring as necessary to appropriate health care professionals within the hospital and community

Provide holistic assessment of needs and implementation of patient centred care.

The provision of education, information, support and advice to other health care professionals

The post holder is responsible for undertaking detailed specialist assessments in order to identify physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of patients in order to plan, implement and evaluate their care.

Provide professional clinical expertise and managerial support in the main breast clinics and in the nurse led open access follow up breast clinics.

Monitor and evaluate interventions to ensure clinically effective care is given.

Act as a patients advocate and key worker.

To provide evidenced based written and verbal information to support the needs of each patient. Be able to discuss care and treatment in depth with sensitivity, knowledge and expertise.

About us

Working for your organisation

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • oRegistered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • oRecognised qualification in cancer care or gynaecology nursing
  • oEvidence of education to degree level in health-related subject
  • oEvidence of recent CPD


  • Communication skills training or willingness to attend

Knowledge & Experience


  • oSignificant and recent post registration experience in registered nursing role
  • oSignificant and recent experience in related speciality at previous grade
  • oUnderstanding of professional nursing issues

Skills & Abilities


  • oEvidence of special interest in gynae-oncology nursing
  • oEvidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner
  • oEvidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors
  • oEffective communication skills
  • oEvidence of an ability to manage time effectively
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its requirements
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of confidentiality
  • oEvidence of ability to develop leadership skills


  • Knowledge of clinical audit
  • Evidence of critical appraisal skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorchester County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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