Band 7 Lynch Syndrome Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAS GMSA

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Job summary

The Central and South Genomic Medicine Service Alliance in collaboration with NHSE and Cancer Alliances have an exciting opportunity for a nurse to work across the CAS geography in conjunction with the lead for Lynch Syndrome.

The Central and South GMSA aim to improve significantly the diagnosis and management of Lynch Syndrome, one of the most common cancer predisposition syndromes 0.1% of the UK population.

Lynch Syndrome causes a variety of cancers, the most common being endometrial and colorectal. Early identification of patients with Lynch Syndrome is vital and screening for Lynch syndrome via mismatch repair Immunohistochemistry or MSI testing is now in the NICE guidelines for multiple cancers and a strategic priority for NHS England.

Across the geography there are a number of pilot Familial Cancer Clinics whereby patients identified with Lynch Syndrome by the GLH are referred for management of their condition and enrolment into a comprehensive screening programme The appointed clinical nurse specialist will help develop and embed transformative Lynch testing pathways across the geography, in conjunction with the regional MDT Lynch Champions and Lynch Syndrome Transformation Project Working Group, with support from the regional GMSA Nursing team.

The role would be ideal for a cancer clinical nurse specialist who is passionate about improving care for this previously under-identified group and would work with these patients to ensure they receive timely care.

Main duties of the job

*Raising awareness, disseminating information and supporting the integration of Lynch Syndrome testing and screening into routine clinical care with the aim of equal access to for all patients diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome.

*Aiding in an education programme for oncology and surgical MDTs to raise awareness of Lynch Syndrome, testing and screening.

*Providing support to the nominated link CNS at each spoke MDT to identify patients with Lynch Syndrome.

*Acting as an advocate for patients with Lynch Syndrome including:

*Identification of opportunities to positively impact diagnostic timelines and treatment pathways

*Adoption and dissemination of national guidance and documents

*Support of entry of eligible patients into approved research including clinical trials, subject to patients giving fully informed consent

*Appointees will be expected to keep a log of activities and regularly report the progress to GMSA team and also feedback about what is going well and what can be improved.

*Working across the C&S geography with leads to ensure optimal sharing of expertise and sharing of educational resources. Developing a plan for implementing extension of this model of working across the wider genomics consortium and adapting the chair role as these networks grow.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

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Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Qualified RN with substantial post registration experience (including specialist nurse experience). A further experience in genomics/genetic counselling and/or GI nursing would
  • be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Educated to Degree level



  • Support the reviewing and agreement of implementation plan for national testing pathway, using NHSE/I Handbook.
  • Engage with clinical leads in all colorectal and endometrial multidisciplinary teams to ensure adequate understanding, leadership and management of patient pathways at all providers

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