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Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
Depending on experience £35,392 - £42,618 then £43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the breast reconstruction team at QVH as a Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). We pride ourselves on being supportive and friendly with a long history of clinical excellence. We are looking for an individual who is passionate and driven by patient centred care. The CNS is a registered nurse who has command of a broad expert knowledge base and clinical competence. The CNS is able to make complex clinical decisions using expert clinical judgement, they are an essential member of the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The CNS works autonomously under the guidance of the other Macmillan Breast Reconstruction CNS', Plastic Surgery Consultants and within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of a high standard of personalised patient care. They are accountable to the Lead Cancer CNS.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to demonstrate advanced clinical skills and knowledge by working with a forward thinking team, striving to provide a high standard of care to a specific cohort of patients. You will have excellent communication skills, be confident, motivated, independent and proactive inpatient care and decision-making skills.The speciality is a challenging and rewarding environment to work in and offers an exceptional opportunity to work within a dynamic and motivated multi-disciplinary team. We welcome anyone with creative ideas about providing quality care and patient focused served.

The Band 7 position demands a high level of responsibility, autonomy and leadership. Experience in breast reconstruction, nurse-led clinics, staff education and service development are essential for consideration of the Band 7 position. Without this level of experience, applicants will be considered for the Band 6 developmental post.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Macmillan Breast Reconstruction CNS you will be accountable for leading, developing and delivering safe, high quality, specialist nursing services to patients undergoing breast surgery at QVH.

You will act as a key worker for this cohort of patients and work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to achieve evidence based personalised care.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Nursing degree


  • Masters Qualification in relevant subject
  • Post registration Burns/Plastics course



  • Significant clinical experience in plastic surgery / oncology


  • Advanced communications skills training



  • Knowledge of the breast cancer pathway and benign breast conditions


  • An understanding of current issues relating to cancer care in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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