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Macmillan Lead Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Royal Surrey to have a Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse for a two year fixed term contract.

St Luke's Cancer Centre is the specialist cancer unit based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. Established in 1996 and serving a population of approximately 1.2 million across Surrey and West Sussex, it is highly regarded for the excellent care it provides and for its work with the University of Surrey and major pharmaceutical companies in conducting vital research to support the development of new cancer treatments

Main duties of the job

We are excited to offer this post to an enthusiastic individual who is an experienced cancer nurse. Someone who is able to work as part of the wider MDT and has great communication skills is essential. There will be much networking to ensure that patients receive gold standard care in all cancer care metrics.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The key function of Lead Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist is to work with the Oncology Divisional Head of Nursing to co-ordinate the delivery of a comprehensive head and neck oncology service within the Trust.

This role has a strong highly autonomous clinical component where the CNS will be key in assessing the patient and providing a holistic treatment plan. The nature of this post means that you will have direct influence over nursing care standards and will be able to directly challenge and manage practice. This role is one where the Consultants and CNS will work as equals to provide the best care possible for the patient, and implement high quality standards across the allied health professional groups. The post holder will need to draw on a wide range of past experience in order to advise others and lead practice in regard to the patients with malignant and non-malignant disease.

The post holder will work clinically and strategically with the local MDTs to monitor and develop policy, training and services against local and National guidelines including relevant IOG guidance and Cancer Measures.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1 or 12
  • First level degree in Cancer Nursing
  • Evidence of recent professional updating and relevant personal development in chemotherapy
  • Advanced assessment qualification
  • Independent / Non- medical prescribing qualification


  • Educated to Masters Level

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrates professional awareness and knowledge
  • Understanding of current issues in Acute NHS setting
  • Consolidation of Nurse Training
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility/competence
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues such as complaints handling, clinical risk management
  • Knowledge of current NHS and Professional issues

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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