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Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialist- Uro-oncology

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within Oncology for a Band 7 Macmillan Uro-oncology Nurse Specialist to help us develop our growing uro-oncology service at University Hospitals Plymouth. Working alongside the lead uro-oncology nurse practitioner , oncology consultants and multi-disciplinary teams you will support the development of the service, manage the team, undertake direct specialist advice and clinical care and provide training and development.

The post holder will be supported to undertake nurse led clinics for monitoring and follow up of patients on treatment, take part in clinical audit and research and provide education and training. Preference will be given to candidates who are non-medical prescribers, although you will be supported to undertake non-medical prescribing and other appropriate level 7 modules to reach your potential, as need be.

Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and develop the service alongside the lead uro-oncology nurse practitioner, band 6 specialist nurses, and oncology consultants.
  • To provide a specialist nursing service for patients requiring uro-oncology treatments.
  • Undertake nurse-led clinics including non-medical prescribing if appropriate.
  • To act as an expert resource and facilitator to educate and train
  • Undertake audit and evaluation and develop policies and procedures as required.
  • To work as an integrated member of the cancer nurse specialist team.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission.

We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Works autonomously in accordance with NMC guidelines, to manage his/her caseload of patients Develop and undertake nurse led clinics and prescribing (if qualified) with support of consultants and lead nurse.
  • Act as key worker for cancer patients and undertake holistic needs assessment in line with national and local guidance
  • Communicates highly sensitive and emotive condition related information to patients, relatives e.g. terminal illness, bereavement etc. Participates in complex ethical decision-making process
  • To act as the patients advocate on a frequent basis and provide expert advice on treatment options to enable patients to make informed choices
  • Provides continuity of care throughout the patients journey and liaises across organisations
  • Develops specialised programmes of care and provides highly specialised advice and written and oral information to patients, relatives
  • To act as a key communication resource for the multidisciplinary team
  • Provides clinical advice and support to healthcare professionals within and across organisational boundaries
  • To act as a role model for excellence
  • Provides support for distressed patients/carers and bereaved relatives. Identifies patients at risk and refers to appropriate agencies
  • Reviews patients independently and initiates changes in the management of care
  • Maintain accurate patient records and ensure all relevant information is documented in the patients notes
  • Promote and participate in support groups and other patient and public involvement initiatives to inform service development
  • Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and agencies involved in the discharge process to ensure patients are transferred into primary care in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Admit patients using own clinical judgement and convey relevant information to other members of the specialist team
  • Act as a change agent using own specialist knowledge of products and resources
  • Develop pathways and protocols to improve care for patients including follow up and recovery package

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant demonstrable experience in specialist area at a senior level.
  • Proven demonstrable experience of handling complex relationships.


  • Demonstrable experience of managing teams.



  • RN diploma/degree qualification.
  • MSC or equivalent level of demonstrable experience.


  • Demonstrable counselling skills.

Aptitude & Attitude


  • Proven leadership: facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced communication skills training.


  • Psych level 2 training.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Derriford Hospital



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