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Children's Oncology Nurse Specialist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Are you an experienced Nurse with an interest in Paediatric Oncology?

An opportunity has arisen to join our team providing a specialist nursing service to children with cancer and their families, within the Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit (POSCU) agreement at Colchester Hospital.

Contributing to servicedelivery, the Clinical Nurse Specialist will work as part of a multi-professional team, ensuring children with cancer and their families receive the highest standard of care and support.

Working across acute and community boundaries, you will provide early input of specialist care to children and their families, including rapid review, early intervention, rapid referral back to specialist team andearly discharge of children.

This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity until 8th July 2024

Main duties of the job

You will give advice and implement patient care in an area which requires specific clinical knowledge, skills and experience which will include the development of clinical guidelines, specialist protocols and education programmes.

You will be required to effectively manage and develop the oncology service and provide professional leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe, cost effective care of patients, families and staff. You will also be required to ensure a standard of care acceptable to the patient, their family and local/nationally agreed targets and standards.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oExperience caring for children with cancer (proven at Band 5)
  • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • oMentoring / supervision of other professionals


  • oCommunity / Liaison experience
  • oDemonstrable management experience



  • oRegistered Sick Children's Nurse/ Registered Nurse (Child)
  • oBsc
  • oOncology related course /recognised qualification (eg. ENB 240 or equivalent, must have proven experience in speciality)
  • oMentorship / teaching equivalent
  • Advanced Communication Skills Training


  • oMasters degree
  • oIndependent and Supplementary Prescribing course or willingness to undertake
  • oPost-registration chemotherapy qualification

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital

Turner Road



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