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Breast Care Nurse

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are excited to offer the opportunity of a B6 breast care nurse, full time at TSDHCT.

There is the opportunity to be developed into this role over a 12 month period, but the candidate must be 2 years post registration, ideally with experience in surgery and/or oncology.

As a Registered Nurse with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, you will be working together as part of a multidisciplinary, professional team to assess care needs, and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Our staff are committed to providing high standards of individualised care for the people who use our services, whilst maintaining their privacy and dignity at all times.

Main duties of the job

  • Act with professionalism and integrity - being a role model for those around you, ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity
  • Find solutions to problems and be able to demonstrate a positive approach to new challenges, encouraging others to do the same
  • Work towards being able to provide autonomy in determining specialist nursing needs of a defined patient group, in accordance with NMC guidelines.
  • Individualised Approach
  • Understand what people need and be adaptable and responsive to provide a service which is tailored to meet the needs of every individual
  • Help to create an environment where differences are valued, encouraged and supported
  • To provide a high-quality, person-centred service which complies with relevant legislation and standards
  • Work towards being able to provide autonomy in determining specialist nursing needs of a defined patient group, in accordance with NMC guidelines
  • Be honest and learn from mistakes. Help to create a 'no blame' culture where people feel able to share and learn from experiences

About us

We currently have 12 staff in post, 2 Healthcare Support Workers, 2 Assistant Practitioners and 8 Breast Care Nurses. We run the service from the Breast Care Unit and Bryant hall. This includes supporting clinician led clinics but also running Nurse led clinics.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .


Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Diploma / degree in nursing
  • Recent post registration experience


  • Experience in surgery and oncology
  • Counselling certificate - Level 2
  • Breast cancer course - degree module
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Tissue Viability Diploma/Degree level module

Knowledge and experience


  • Evidence of meeting PREP requirements
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of individual responsibility to health and safety and clinical risk


  • Awareness of the NHS plan and current initiatives
  • Knowledge of quality assurance/NICE/Breast cancer care/Macmillan
  • Level 2 Psychological skills training

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Breast Care Unit




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