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Colorectal Nurse Specialist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has a risen for a part time band 7 colorectal cancer CNS to join out service. The post holder will be primarily based at Winchester but some cross site working will be required. The post holder will key in supporting the patients diagnosed with Lower GI cancer, including the introduction of My Medical Records.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will accept referrals to agreed criteria and be the identified key worker for a patient/client caseload to co-ordinate treatment and care. They will provide advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals.
  • To practise autonomously, carrying a caseload of patients referred for the suspicion of, diagnosed with or who develop colorectal cancer. Supporting the team in the delivery of a seven day, twenty-four hour service (where applicable) for which you are responsible for or have been delegated the responsibility.
  • To work as an effective member of the wider colorectal nursing team and MDT, to forge and develop strong working relationships with cancer management and palliative care teams, this includes:
    • High standards of Professional Practice to ensure quality and safety of patient care, experience and the patient journey
    • Specialised clinical practice, knowledge, skills and experience.
    • Supporting and contributing to the team in ensuring that clinical services are delivered to a high quality of care and that all compliance requirements such as CQC and contractual requirements are achieved.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training and erducation


  • Professional UK registration e.g. NMC, HPB
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, or employment experience
  • Management and Leadership Development


  • Experience of triaging patients

Experience and Knowledge


  • Qualified for at least 3 years with 1 year within Colorectal Surgery
  • Provide evidence of service development

Skills and Ability


  • Clinical Skills appropriate to the relevant speciality
  • Advanced communication skills including to communicate complex, sensitive or confidential information in an appropriate manner to liaise effectively to understand and disseminate multifaceted information
  • Ability to work autonomously


  • Experience of triaging patients

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital


SO22 5DG

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