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Colorectal Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to join our team of colorectal cancer specialist nurses here at UHS. The post holder will work closely with the other nurse specialists to deliver excellent and compassionate care throughout the oncology pathway and across organisational boundaries. The post will support the Band 7 nurse specialist in the multidisciplinary team and play an integral part in supporting patients with colorectal cancer and their families.

A background in gastrointestinal oncology or surgery would be necessary and also excellent communication and assessment skills. The colorectal nurse specialist team is established and dynamic and are at the forefront of developing services at a local and national level. We have a proven track record in delivering excellent care and being closely aligned with research and development projects. We would welcome applications from individuals who would relish the challenges involved in working in this field and who also possess a keen interest in education and research. The successful applicant would be able to demonstrate embracing the core values of the trust and demonstrating them through their everyday practice.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinically, the successful applicant will support the MDT to deliver high quality, holistic care for all patients with proven and suspected colorectal cancer, from diagnosis to discharge. We would also expect a strong integration of skills across the sub specialities that make up the team.We are looking for an individual, who will intrinsically live the organisational values and will foster a culture of learning, development and excellence in nursing care delivery for our patients with colorectal cancer and deliver stratified approaches to care for these patients.We want to find a well motivated nurse to become part of an experienced and respected team, who will ensure excellence in person-centred care and support the expert speciality teams to deliver the quality of service which we all strive to achieve in all we do.This is an exciting and innovative role which will offer the post holder the opportunity for both personal and professional development and involvement in a number of projects which are shaping models of specialist service delivery for the future.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualifications, knowledge and experience
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience or portfolio
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of both supporting a range of learners in practice and supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practiceChange Management, clinical practice development.
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability


  • Counselling qualification
  • Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working.

Skills and competencies


  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • General IT skills
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road



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