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Breast Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Full Time
We are pleased to invite applications to join a new initiative to support breast patients who are supported by the SSMP to deliver a cross site service.The Post holder will be responsible for supporting patients who are supported by the SSMP. The post holder will monitor all aspects of care co-ordination and service delivery and maintain the SSMP patient databases.The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to join a growing service acting as a keyworker, providing comprehensive breast service. CNSs play a significant role in ensuring cancer patients experience excellent care and support across Frimley Health by providing expert advice and linking with treating oncology teams.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an innovative nurse who is highly motivated to improve practice for breast cancer . The post-holder will act as a Keyworker for patients diagnosed with breast cancer providing a link between patients and health care professionals across primary, secondary and tertiary care and act as an advocate and ongoing support for patients/families.The post-holder will continually support and develop and evaluate the Breast Cancer service to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-disciplinary framework. The successful applicant will develop and deliver a comprehensive nurse-led service that is holistic in its approach, evidence based and meets the individual needs of breast cancer patients.The post requires the ability to work autonomously within a well-established cohesive nursing team.The post-holder will ensure their role reflects the core components of the clinical nurse specialist which includes: clinical practice, management, education, research and audit, taking into account the national cancer agenda and its impact on service delivery. They will also co-ordinate care by providing a point of access, including rapid re-entry into the system for those people who have completed treatment who are identified as having urgent or specialist needs.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding this role, please refer to the attached job description/person specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree in nursing and current NMC registration
  • Breast/oncology/palliative care qualification
  • Experience as a CNS
  • Teaching or mentorship qualification


  • Advanced communication skills training/Sage & Thyme, Psychology Level 2
  • Advanced physical assessment skills



  • Management/leadership experience
  • Previous band 6 or 7 experience
  • Patient education/support/counselling skills
  • Aware of national cancer strategy and guidelines


  • Involvement in research and audit
  • Report writing and service improvement

Professional experience


  • Experience of delivering nurse led clinics
  • Relevant recent experience in oncology/palliative or breast care nursing


  • Team management
  • Experience of MDT working

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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