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Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Burton on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Job Details

We have a secondment opportunity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Lung Cancer Team at our Burton Site to cover for a period of maternity leave.

The Lung Cancer Team at Burton consists of Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists, a Lung Cancer Navigator and an Administrative Support Assistant.

We are looking for an excellent team player and communicator who demonstrates a strong commitment to patient centred care and a desire to contribute to high quality, innovative service provision and development.

You should be efficient and clinically effective whilst maintaining patients' privacy and dignity. This role will enable you to support patients and their families with their initial diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up care. You will work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team attending weekly meetings, supporting respiratory and oncology clinics.

We are looking for someone with oncology/respiratory experience, who is keen to experience working at specialist nurse level. Good communication skills and organisational skills are essential. You will need to be a team player and be flexible and dynamic in supporting this ever-developing service.

You will be involved in supporting patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This involves supporting patients undergoing diagnostic tests, providing up to date information and support surrounding a lung cancer diagnosis, symptom management and emotional/psychological support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the lung cancer nursing team and also closely with oncology/respiratory consultants and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting patients and their families along their lung cancer pathway providing information and effective communication throughout.

The post holder will be instrumental in co-ordinating the patients' journey, liaising with other departments to ensure an efficient and timely experience for the individual patient.

You will liaise with district nursing services/GPs/ palliative care teams as needed to provide a seamless coordinated pathway for patients and support of their relatives.

If you are passionate about patient experience and are excited about working in a busy, rewarding service, we want to hear from you.

Closing date of applications: 28 April 2024

Interview date: TBC

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Must be currently registered with the NMC, with 'PIN' and professional registration
  • Relevant experience working with respiratory patients


  • Experience of mentoring students or junior staff
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Education/teaching experience



  • Experience of communicating complex and sensitive information to patients
  • Experience of alternate forms of communication in building a rapport with patients and relatives.


  • Experience of teaching/training sessions to colleagues or other healthcare professionals

Analytical skills


  • Experience in the assessment of patients with complex needs
  • Experience in interpreting clinical findings and assessments to determing appropriatness of treatment plans.
  • Clinical reasoning skills

Caseload management


  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Experience of prioritisation skills

Physical skills


  • Have sufficient dexterity required for the clinical demands of the job

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road

Burton on Trent

DE13 0RB

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