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Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 7.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced cancer nurse to join the non-medical Oncology Team at Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Based at Withybush General Hospital, the successful post holder will primarily support people with a diagnosis of breast cancer who require adjuvant systemic anti cancer therapy. There will be an occasionally need to support patients being treated for other types of cancer.

Main duties of the job

You will be an integral part of the Breast Oncology clinic and will support patients through contact in clinic alongside the medical team, nurse led clinics and through follow up outside of clinic times.

If you are not already an independent non medical prescriber, you will be supported to complete this qualification within your first year in post. You will be experienced in managing toxicities of systemic anticancer treatment.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post: English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 05/10/23

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a core job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Be prepared to study at MSc level and work towards full MSc
  • Registered Practitioner (Eg NMC)


  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area.



  • Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area.
  • Experience of complex decision making.
  • Experience in communication skills in very emotive situations.
  • Experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required.
  • Experience of multi-professional working.


  • People Management experience

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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