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Specialist Nurse - RDC

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
The post is a one year fixed term contract.

An opportunity has arisen to join our Rapid Diagnostic Centre for patients with non-specific symptoms (RDC NSS) multidisciplinary team at Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. The NSS RDC provides a faster diagnostic pathway for patients with suspected cancer and who do not meet the criteria for a site-specific pathway.

The RDC provides a service to GPs across the whole of the South Tees population area (Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland plus Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby). We also have an internal pathway for patients presenting to Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centres, Same Day Emergency Care, in-patient wards and / or through colleagues within the Trust. The aim of the pathway is to improve early cancer diagnosis, treatment and experience through a process of rapid clinical and diagnostic assessment.

Main duties of the job

You will need a good working knowledge of acute medicine and of cancer pathways to support appropriate triage and will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the specific needs and expectations of this group of patients. You will be required to provide information and support for patients throughout the diagnostic process. You will work closely with clinical and medical colleagues to ensure patients are seen and assessed in a timely manner, and the service is compliant with the 28 day Faster Diagnosis Standard.

You will work under the line management of the RDC Advanced Clinical Practitioner, existing multidisciplinary team and with specialty colleagues across the Trust to ensure patients are supported throughout their journey. You will be committed to the development of the service and able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing professional and academic development.

You will have a first level registration with the NMC and be able to evidence the ability to work at a level 7. A recognised teaching qualification and advanced communications are pre-requisites for this post. Physical assessment skills and non-medical prescribing are essential to the role. You must be able to work autonomously as well as in our multidisciplinary team, organise your workload effectively and support change at a local level.

Currently the role is required Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm from Friarage Hospital. However this may change in the future.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • NMC level 1 registration
  • Recognised teaching qualification and advanced communications
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Recognised Advanced Communications training
  • Degree/ Diploma



  • The ability to demonstrate experience in the effective management of people with acute and long term medical conditions
  • Knowledge of strategic issues which influence the area of practice at a local and national level
  • In depth understanding of the NHS Policy and the principles of Advanced Practice

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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