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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Gynaecology Oncology)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum / pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers? Do you love developing others to become excellent at what they do? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, then an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Gynaecology Unit for a Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to be part of a friendly, dynamic, multidisciplinary team, in the role of Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. The successful applicant will be supported to use their own initiative working with the key stakeholders to develop and manage the Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Team based at the Jessop Wing Site.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge, experience and understanding of the needs of those with and affected by gynaecological cancer, excellent leadership skills and have experience in managing staff within a clinical environment. Applications should be self-motivated, dynamic and forward thinking and be able to lead and develop the nursing team. They will have a track record of implementing change and be a highly skilled communicator with the ability, use effective verbal, written and IT skills to ensure patients receive timely, evidence based care and a positive patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Key aspects of the role include:
  • Provide highly quality nursing care, education and management expertise
  • Work as part of the multidisciplinary team, supporting various AHP in the management/ leadership of the department, acting as a liaison between Gynaecology Consultants, Outpatient staff, Admin and Clerical staff, Ward Staff, and internal/external agencies as required
  • Provide support to patients and their families around the conditions and provide information about treatment options ensuring a positive experience

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology is based at the Jessop Wing which is linked to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The maternity unit has over 6800 births per year and is a Regional Tertiary Maternity Service with a Level 3 Neonatal Unit of 44 cots. A tertiary Gynae-Oncology service and a changing Gynaecology Service, which includes an Assisted Conception Unit, complete the services within the Directorate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Nursing Degree
  • Advanced communication certificate
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Evidence of post registration academic development
  • Leadership skills course and management experience with HR issues
  • Evidence of working at Masters level or willing to undertake study at Masters level


  • Leadership skills course extensive management experience with HR issues
  • Advanced PhysicaL assessment Skills
  • Non-medical Prescribing



  • Substantial post registered experience
  • Experience of cancer care management and in-depth knowledge of the disease processes
  • Advanced analytical and clinical reasoning skills to support judgement and decision-making skills to deal with differential diagnoses during the dynamic pathways
  • Evidence of autonomous practice and running nurse led clinics
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Evidence of a flexible approach to service development.
  • Ability to manage change effectively.
  • Evidence of academic and managerial achievement.
  • Ability to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


  • External working including GPs and CCGs'
  • Experience of patient examination and history taking
  • Counselling skills
  • Experience in health promotion
  • Knowledge of national agenda on improving cancer services

Skills and Knowledge


  • Expert knowledge and understanding of cancer and treatments
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • An understanding of audit and research-based nursing practice
  • Ability to lead and influence change across professional groups
  • An understanding of resource management
  • Organise and manage a diverse group of staff
  • Ability to consult and liaise with a range of professionals
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and can demonstrate knowledge of the national and local equity and diversity agenda


  • Evidence of autonomous practice and running nurse led clinics

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including specialist skills to communicate with staff/patients in relation to complex and sensitive issues
  • Demonstrates high motivational skills
  • Non-judgemental and able to adapt different working environments, working across multiple sites
  • Strategic thinking
  • Able to demonstrate
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Innovation
  • Motivational team worker
  • Demonstrates and role models Trust values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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