Specialist Skin Cancer Support Nurse (CNS team)

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata , plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Skin Specialist Support Nurse who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Oncology Nurse to join the CNS team in Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

You will work alongside the current Clinical Nurse specialists in providing support and symptom management for patients with Skin Cancer. The post holder will support patients who are undergoing treatment at MVCC.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Work closely with the Clinical Oncologists and the wider MDT.

Act as a key worker for patients.

Provide specialist knowledge and support to patients by phone or in person while in clinic.

Act as liaison when required.

Have the ability to carry out Holistic needs assessments with patients at specific time points within their journey.

Manage an independent workload.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration qualification in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Advanced clinical assessment
  • Band 6 or above


  • Research module masters
  • Degree

Previous Experience


  • Significant relevant experience in the speciality and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Experience of initiating change
  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situation due workload and colleagues' needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload' effective time management
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead developments in practice
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgemental skills
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly


  • Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre



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