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Nurse Specialist (Teenage and Young Adult)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Registered Nurse to join the Teenage and Young Adult Team (TYA), within the Cancer Directorate at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the role of TYA Clinical Nurse Specialist for 30 hours per week.

This is a chance to drive the service forward, whilst also becoming part of a dynamic and expert team, leading the way in improving provision of TYA cancer care through collaborative working and shared commitment to young people with Cancer.
  • Interview Date: 05 December 2023
  • 30 hours per week (4 days per week 9-5)
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The TYA team provides specialist care to teenagers and young adults through all stages of the condition within an in-patient, outpatient, and community setting. We predominantly provide a psychosocial support service for patients (19-24) and their carers throughout the Northeast and Cumbria, but you would also be expected to key work clinically, a diverse range of conditions, and carry a case load of patients. The postholder will be required to work at the Principal Treatment Centre (Freeman Hospital) but also contribute to the wider regional TYA Service and take responsibility for patients being treated in other Trusts where there is no TYA service.

The TYA CNS will work closely with the Youth Support Coordinator to provide peer support in various locations with a variety of events and have the potential of attending national TCT events with patients.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should be a Registered Nurse with experience in a senior nursing role, educated to/working towards MSc level and have a sound knowledge of cancer, its treatments and side effects. You will be expected to take an active part in audit and complete an annual patient survey. The post holder will establish close links with local and regional cancer services and act as a core member of the TYA MDT.

By working with the TYA team and Site-Specific Teams you will promote a cohesive approach to developing TYA care within the region, in line with NHS service specification.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their alignment to the Trust Values and Professional Leadership Behaviours and an ongoing commitment to continuously improving the quality of the service that is delivered in addition to monitoring and maintaining standards of care. You will need to be creative, highly motivated, and willing to develop this service. You should also possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

We are committed to the care of young people going through a difficult time in their lives we work very closely with Teenage Cancer Trust ensuring we treat the young person and not just the cancer.

Ability and willingness to travel is essential.

If you are excited by this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Lead Nurse Karen Hamlen: or call 07736480864

Job Purpose

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Demonstrates significant advanced knowledge and skills within speciality and sphere of practice.
  • Take a lead role facilitating the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Have corporate identity as an expert within specialist area.
  • Lead and provide training and education across the organisation in relevant area of practice.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level / master's level study, or a combination of equivalent specialist study / experience
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role


  • Master's Degree
  • Management experience / qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive post registration experience, some of which will be at a senior level within the required specialist area of practice.
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
  • Audit / research experience
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context.
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Evidence of leading programme(s) of education and / or training

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Centre for Cancer Care

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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