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Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work within the Lung Cancer directorate at Wythenshawe hospital as a member of the Lung cancer nurse specialist time.

The post holder will be a member of the Macmillan Lung Cancer CNS team and provide key contact for all patients and relatives throughout the lung cancer pathway, including diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, living with and beyond cancer and palliative and end of life care.

The Lung Cancer CNS works as part of a larger Lung Cancer team to support the patients, and working alongside and closely with Diagnostic, Surgical and Oncology teams.

The Lung Cancer CNS will have responsibility to work within the Macmillan Lung Cancer CNS team in relation to education, audit and research in relation to the care of lung cancer patients

Main duties of the job

Work as part of the Specialist Lung Cancer Team within outpatient clinics, daycase units, inpatient settings

Undertake comprehensive health care needs assessments of patients, reassessing as necessary, ensuring individualized needs are considered. Planning and evaluating care and interventions as appropriate

Support patients to access all information required, as and when appropriate to them, supporting them with decision making throughout the pathway

To provide advice, expertise information and support to health practitioners within the Trust and promote standards of practice

To support the lead nurse in the application of national and local standards and pathways in lung cancer care within the Trust and to deputise as required

To assist in providing staff training in the care of this client group

To contribute towards the implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures

To ensure that timely and effective communication enhances service provision

Ensure visibility within clinical areas

Participate in the development of MDT/ team objectives for the service/speciality

Act as a role model for standards of behaviour and professionalism, through commitment to the integration of policies and procedures within role and workplace

Bring relevant national information, policies and guidelines that may impact on service to the attention of the MDT and senior nurses.

Please see Job description for more information

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant Band 5 experience in relevant setting
  • Degree level education/relevant experience
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Communication skills training
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience and understand of Lung cancer/pathways


  • Teaching qualification and teaching experience
  • Advanced Communication training
  • Leadership experience/autonomous working
  • Experience of audit and research
  • organizational skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of national guidelines and frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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