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Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire Sites
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced innovative and enthusiastic nurse to join our Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nursing Team.

The post holder will work closely with the surgical and oncology team and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) and be senior member of the Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse Team.

The post holder will play a pivotal role in supporting colorectal cancer patients along clinical pathways to continually improve the patient experience. This nurse should be motivated, dynamic and possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be committed to working as part of the Colorectal Team at ELHT.

Main duties of the job

A Clinical Nurse Specialist in colorectal cancer provides expert advice, information and support for patients and has the knowledge and skills necessary, to develop and maintain, effective therapeutic relationships, over a period of time. We require someone who can work both autonomously and as part of a team, and demonstrate leadership, innovation and be self-motivated.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integratedhealth care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the peopleof East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.Working as a member of the Colorectal Team the post holder will provide specialist nursing care to patients with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. They will be responsible for the co-ordination of the patients' treatment pathway, acting as a link between primary, secondary and tertiary care. They will act as a named key contact for patients, relatives and carers on behalf of the colorectal cancer MDT and provide support for patients and carers from the time of diagnosis onwards

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected toUndertake Holistic Needs Assessment and implementation of subsequent plans of care agreed with the Patient and if relevant their family/carers.

Be responsible for the safe and effective care of colorectal cancer patients by effective assessment of complex needs which may require specialist intervention.

Act as patient advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the colorectal cancer patient and family

Support relevant clinical and non-clinical staff across hospital wards and departments and community care settings with regard to colorectal cancer issues and agendas

Proactively support the wider MDT with planning, implementing and evaluating care

Support in the tracking of patients to ensure timely access to agreed treatment plans ensuring organisational compliance and achievements of cancer performance targets

Support in the developments and delivery of nurse led risk stratified follow up and patient Supported Self-Management

Work closely and collaboratively with HPB team to provide ongoing cover for both services.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Has a degree in health related subject or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Post-registration qualification in colorectal nursing/oncology or willing to undertake


  • Communication Skills Training



  • 2 years clinical experience in specialty or cancer related area


  • Recent experience of teaching and assessing in clinical area

Knowledge and Skills


  • Presentation skills



  • Flexible approach to working to ensure delivery of service needs

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden rd

Across East Lancashire Sites


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