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Prostate Biopsy Consultant Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital diagnoses upwards of 6,000 patients with cancer each year and is the 4th largest cancer center in England. The urology department typically sees 3476 suspected urology cancer referrals of which 694 patients were diagnosed with a urology cancer, converting into 409 (11.8%) prostate cancer diagnosis for 2022/23.

We are being supported by the East of England Cancer Alliance to pilot the role of Prostate Biopsy Consultant Practitioner to support our 28-day Faster Diagnosis Standard. A significant amount of time has been spent on capacity and demand modelling, quality improvement events and service redesign to support the introduction of the role.

This is a new role as a Consultant Practitioner and will focus on new suspected prostate cancer referrals through to diagnosis, including performing prostate biopsies (LATP).

We have a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professionals including Surgeons, Clinical Nurse Specialists, ward and outpatient nurses, administrative and operational colleagues. The post holder will join other Consultant Practitioners within NNUH to grow our Consultant Practitioner contingent.

The Prostate Biopsy Consultant Practitioner post is a new post and has been identified to support patients at the beginning of their pathway up to or excluding diagnosis.

Interview Date: 13th October 2023

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will be expected to hold a patient caseload from urgent referral through to diagnosis, or exclusion of a cancer diagnosis. The post holder must be an established Leader and able to demonstrate innovative thinking, up to date knowledge and research, service redesign and quality improvements, and autonomous clinical experience at a senior level. Key aspects of the role include:
  • Patient case load of new urgent suspected prostate cancer
  • Undertaking Local Anesthetic Template Prostate Biopsies
  • Participate in MDT discussions and presentation.
  • Lead on Service Improvements and pathway redesign
  • Line management of Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists

Brand new post of Consultant Practitioner joining an established team, for a distinct group of patients

Part of the wider East of England Cancer Alliance working collaboratively to improve the Prostate Cancer patient's experience

Opportunities to develop self and role in a supportive, compassionate and innovative team

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:

Expert Practice, Training and Experience

The following statements identify the outcomes to be demonstrated by a Consultant Practitioner:

The post holder must:
  • Practise creatively, advancing professional practice and challenging barriers that limit service and professional development
  • Integrate effectively the diverse roles of the consultant clinical practice, professional leadership, education and research
  • Demonstrate accountability, recognising and responding appropriately to strengths and limitations in own knowledge, skills and attributes and to those of others
  • Maintain and enhance expertise through engagement with continuing professional development
  • Synthesise evidence for effective professional practice, demonstrating advanced critical assessment skills
  • Initiate and lead audit, peer review and research, disseminating outcomes through presentation and publication
  • Influence the development of services and contribution to strategy and policy
  • Lead and promote the education and training of staff, students and other groups, contributing to relevant academic programmes
  • Use and give professional supervision or coaching
  • Exercise high levels of professional judgement and decision making in complex situations

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • MSc in appropriate speciality
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber



  • Significant experience and evidence as a Clinical Advanced Practitioner/Specialist Practitioner



  • Ability to manage own workload unsupervised
  • Strong clinical leadership

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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