Urology Cancer Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Following the development & planned restructure of the Urology CNS department, we are now looking for enthusiastic and committed Advanced Nurse Practitioners who will be committed to lead on the delivery of high quality patient care and service innovation, as well as developing nursing teams who are skilled and confident for the future in the Department of Urology at The Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

These posts will provide clinical support, nursing care & clinical leadership for patients referred on the suspected prostate cancer pathway. Successful applicants will have the drive & passion to assist with the current workload & service development in association with the NHSE Directive to improve the prostate pathways for our patients & other urological diseases.

We are looking for highly motivated, skilled individuals who either have or are working towards a Masters/PGDip in Advanced Clinical Practice & who are forward thinking to step up to this challenge & can demonstrate the 4 pillars of advanced practice. A trainee band 7 ACP/ANP may be considered, depending on existing skills, experiences & qualifications. Support will be given through a recognised programme of training to obtain accreditation to undertake Local Anaesthetic Trans-Perineal Prostate biopsy (LATP) and/or flexible cystoscopy. Candidates must be fully trained in LATP.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an integral member of the specialist team, collaborating with primary & secondary care, clinical and operational teams, to ensure those referred receive a high quality, safe, effective & timely diagnostic pathway.

You must be enthusiastic with excellent communication skills in order to liaise effectively with the multi-disciplinary teams and strive to provide high standards of care. You will be highly motivated and dedicated to your role and have had extensive experience as a Band 7 level in urology or cancer settings.

The initial priority of the role will be to optimise the prostate cancer pathways to ensure clinically effective faster diagnosis. The role will support compliance against the 28d & 62d standard for Cancer Waiting Time (CWT) guidance, working autonomously and in collaboration with colleagues, proactively identifying potential and actual risks for non-compliance with the pathway, instigating mitigating actions or escalating as appropriate.

The post holder will help lead, working alongside the clinical & operational teams, a prostate diagnostic service to meet national target and standards. It will support the delivery of cancer waiting times standards, providing positive patient outcomes, and improving patient experience. The agreed focus will be to develop a system wide approach to implement high quality timely cancer pathways and improve access to cancer diagnostics including Local Anaesthetic Trans-Perineal Prostate biopsy (LATP).

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is a provider of acute hospital and community services for people living in Shropshire and the surrounding border areas, situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns we have state of the art facilities, supportive friendly teams and excellent professional development opportunities.

With flexible and agile working opportunities available, we can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic work-life balance.

Based predominantly at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals, our Urology Specialist Nurse Team provide a range of services both virtually and in community hospitals. The successful candidates will be joining an established team consisting of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and 5 Specialist Nurses who work alongside 7 Consultants, 9 medical secretaries and 2 Cancer Navigators.

If you are keen and driven to expand your skills, provide excellent patient centred care and be part of the exciting development of the Urology service then this could be the job for you!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • RN1 or RN12 Registered Nurse
  • BSc/1st Degree or equivalent
  • Masters Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Completed advanced assessment module/course
  • Mentorship Course or equivalent


  • Independent prescriber
  • Teaching qualification



  • Extensive experience with prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience & knowledge of audit, research and evidence based care
  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Previous experience of nursing student supervision and clinical education at undergraduate level
  • Ability to use skills of history taking and physical assessment to direct patient care


  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of Quality Improvement Projects / Change management
  • Experience in performing transperineal biopsies, teaching and supervising trainees



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical & professional issues
  • Experience of resource / budget management
  • Knowledge of quality standards & NICE recommendations / NSF
  • Proven listening /counselling skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Experience in patient advocacy
  • Ability to conduct & evaluate own projects successfully
  • Demonstrate understanding of the national agenda for speciality
  • Ability to critically analyse data IT skills



  • Communication skills
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to work across site

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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