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Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist - 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl HCAS pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional who is either already an experienced nurse working with breast cancer patients (either within surgery or oncology) who would like an opportunity to develop as a clinical nurse specialist in breast cancer for a fixed 12 month period to cover maternity.

You will join a team of three breast surgeons, a nurse consultant and two advanced nurse practitioners, an advanced surgical care practitioner, two breast CNSs, the lead breast CNS and Lead Breast Cancer ANP.

You will join an established breast care nursing team. We facilitate high quality specialist nursing care to all patients with breast cancer and their families and friends, from diagnosis, during adjuvant treatment, after treatment helping them to move forward and those who develop a recurrence or metastatic disease, working alongside the metastatic breast care nurses within cancer services.

Our breast unit provides diagnostic and treatment services for benign breast conditions and breast cancer, which may present symptomatically or via the breast screening programme. Surgery is carried out on the Kingston Hospital site and includes breast reconstructive surgery. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be able to work in partnership with the Royal Marsden Hospital in the provision of complex breast cancer treatment.

As CNS you will also act as resource to other healthcare professionals on breast cancer treatments can supportive care issues.

Main duties of the job

The breast care nursing role includes:
  • Care, support, provision of information, signposting and referral to other agencies for patients with breast cancer from diagnosis, through adjuvant and metastatic treatments.
  • Liaising with the breast multidisciplinary team to ensure a seamless service.
  • Facilitate nurse led clinics for Holistic Needs Assessments (HNAs), patient f/u for discussion of treatments (e.g. breast reconstruction), lymphoedema service for mild to moderate lymphoedema, supporting patients before and through chemotherapy.
  • Development of further nurse led services alongside the team.

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames.We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring- Safe - Responsible - Value Each Other

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Minimum 3 years relevant post registration experience at Band 6 in breast surgery or breast cancer oncology.



  • Level 2 psychological skills training or working towards advanced communications skills training or working towards


  • Post-registration qualifications in: cancer/chemotherapy care, Breast cancer or other relevant subjects (ENB 998, 237).

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital



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