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Macmillan Gynae - Oncology Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Macmillan Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 6

A new , exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of a Band 6 Macmillan Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist to work as a member of our team.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with specialist knowledge and skills in the management of patients with gynaecological cancers to join our team.

You will be supported by highly experienced Clinical Nurse Specialists in the care and management of these patients. You will be supporting patients and their families through their treatment pathway including oncological treatments. This will include active participation in MDT meetings, multidisciplinary outpatient clinics, inpatient reviews, nurse led clinics including holistic needs assessments and care planning.

You will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to foster good working relationships, offering care in a kind and compassionate manner.

You would be supported both clinically and in personal education needs.

Applicants should have an understanding of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role and be willing to undertake further training and development as required. The position involves cross site working.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the post is to provide expert specialist clinical nursing practice for both outpatients, inpatients (including NHS and private patients where relevant). The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will use evidence-based clinical practice in line with current research, guidelines and other available evidence. They will ensure that patients and their families are fully informed about their journey through the service from diagnostic investigations, surgery and oncological care. The CNS will liaise with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team when required, to ensure delivery of reliable high quality care.

The CNS will be a core member of the department and will be responsible for ensuring a coordinated and comprehensive range of services are provided for all patients receiving active treatments for Gynaecological malignant and complex benign conditions that are referred to UHL.

The post holder will plan and deliver care in accordance with UHL Trust Values.

Act as a positive role model through the provision of effective professional leadership for relevant clinical areas and demonstration of competent and accountable clinical practice.

Act as an adviser/educator and role model to less experienced doctors, nurses and therapists (MDT) to ensure appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work autonomously, providing an effective nurse-led service as needs dictate.

Demonstrate comprehensive holistic personalised assessment of patients utilising a variety of advanced clinical skills, while acting as a role model, in line with the Clinical Nurse Specialist role for the service.

To assess and diagnose specific symptoms within your scope of practice. Advise medical and nursing staff and/or prescribe medications according to patients requirements, writing a record in the medical notes and reassessing according to the individual patient needs.

Provide an effective and accessible telephone advice service for patients and families and their carers.

Where relevant to the role, undertake non-medical prescribing as appropriate to patient/client group.

Support innovations and change related to improvement of clinical services in relation to the speciality.

To participate in reviews of performance against Key Performance Indicators and co-operate in addressing areas of concern, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

Collaborate in the development and monitoring of a job plan to ensure role and personal effectiveness.

To takes personal responsibility for life-long learning and personal development through clinical supervision, appraisal and Knowledge and Skills Framework and actively engages with the learning and development opportunities offered.

To support the implementation of a personalised stratified follow up (PSFU) pathway for low and intermediate risk endometrial cancer patients

Participate in effective monitoring of performance against national and local indicators and any other reporting requirements. The post holder will be expected to be familiar with all local and NICE guidance relevant to the speciality.

To maintain an accurate and effective record keeping system assist in collecting statistical data and writing reports on a regular basis and present to appropriate forums within and external to the Trust.

Assist with the management of complaints, review services and assist with Serious Incident (SIs) root cause analysis (RCAs) in conjunction with senior team.

To support the nursing contribution to, and participate in the National Quality Surveillance Programme.

To promote high quality clinical care, ensuring the use of evidence-based practice and clinical standards, and to ensure that local guidelines / policies are disseminated and adopted within the speciality.

To develop and influence policy making and clinical guidelines internally and externally, necessary to support the specialist nursing service.

To promote Gynaecological-oncology nursing speciality by publishing and presenting innovations and research findings locally and nationally

To undertake Macmillan service review as required

To complete an annual report to demonstrate the delivery of the Macmillan investment requirements

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oCurrent NMC registration with no restrictions to practice
  • oDegree level education
  • oSpecialist training relevant to role.



  • Significant experience at band 5 or above in specialist area, or relevant area with transferable skills.

Communication and relationship skills


  • oAbility to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oExcellent communication both written and verbal

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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