Targeted Lung Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inc
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

We have a great opportunity for a Band 7 Targeted Lung Health Check Specialist Nurse to join our Cancer Team at Barts Health NHS Trust, with responsibilities across the Northeast London Cancer Alliance.

We are looking for a confident and dynamic nurse with excellent up to date specialist respiratory and cancer knowledge, and advanced clinical skills, who has a key interest in lung cancer, quality improvement and service developments.

The TLHC specialist nurse will work alongside the rest of the TLHC team. The main element of their role is to deal with the scan results, under the supervision of the TLHC Clinical Director. This will include phoning patients who have a scan suspicious for lung cancer, as well as contacting patients with other incidental findings on their scans. All patients who are scanned receive a results letter; this is partly automated, but the nurse will be responsible for generating the majority of these, ensuring that anything mentioned by the patient at their review is addressed, and that all results are explained in an appropriate manner.

Primarily based at Mile End Hospital some cross site working is anticipated at the other hospital sites within North East London. Flexibility is possible, with the possibility of some home working. A full time position is available, but part time / secondment options are possible. Please contact us to discuss further.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role is to process results of the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme as they are received, under the supervision of the TLHC Clinical Director.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide triage assessment nurse led clinics and provide specialist nursing advice by for patients who have a scan suspicious for lung cancer, as well as contacting patients with other incidental findings on their scans.
  • To be the link between the screening programme and the clinical teams, until the patient is incorporated into the clinical service. Primarily for patients with an abnormal CT chest result but also for other indiential findings under agreed protocol.
  • To co-ordinate onward referral for patients as appropriate onto a cancer pathway or other sepcificialist service if required.
  • To attend the weekly TLHC MDT screening review meeting, present and discuss abnormal results. To take responsibility for ensuring all agreed actions are completed.
  • Ensure results letters for patients are generated and provide sufficient information regarding all issues raised during their review.
  • To maintain up to date specialist oncology knowledge and advanced clinical skills.
  • To be able to provide health promotion and smoking cessation advice.
  • To support teaching health education.
  • To support service development, patient experience, staff engagement and attendance at meetings are also essential components of the job.
  • Maintain a key interest in the quality improvement and service development of lung cancer pathways.
  • Provide specialist knowledge, expertise and skills to patients following an abnormal result from a Targeted Lung Health Check.
  • To maintain advanced communication . To be able to respond to clinical queries from TLHC participants (via email or telephone). Support patients and their families throughout their diagnostic / treatment / follow up journey and support the care pathway.
  • To work autonomously within the scope of the role, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To have a working knowledge of the lone working policy as appropriate.
  • To be able to formulate individualised care pathways with the patient and the carer.
  • To possess a working knowledge of respiratory equipment, for example inhalers, and spirometry (spirometry may be involved in the TLHC programme in the future if so, full training will be given).
  • To exercise professional accountability and responsibility in changing environments across professional boundaries
  • To act as a role model to other staff and upload the Barts Health NHS Trust values, with support from the Trusts Performance and Talent Review system.
  • To identify personal and professional educational/ development needs
  • Play a proactive role in producing accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with NMC registration.
  • Graduate
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent


  • Leadership and management qualification
  • Working towards MSc
  • Physical assessment skills and qualification.
  • Nurse prescribing
  • Advanced communications skills training
  • Degree in cancer nursing or Cancer related topic.



  • Advance clinical Skills
  • Experience of audit, research and evidence based care
  • Experience of service planning and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Proven listening/counselling Skills
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Evidence of teaching skills including development and delivery of patient education and information programmes
  • Experience in patient advocacy.
  • Ability to critically analyse data.
  • Ability to carry out audit IT Skills


  • Clear, logical thinking showing an analytical / scientific approach
  • Experience of clinical risk management and demonstrates use of evidence informed practice
  • Demonstrates breadth of experience and awareness in and outside specialty / medicine
  • Evidence of teaching experience; enthusiasm for teaching; exposure to different groups / teaching methods
  • Formal teaching qualification
  • Research experience
  • Presentations, publications, prizes and honours

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