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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Melanoma

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with outstanding communication skills to work within the Melanoma Team. We provide a supportive environment in which you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills in dealing with patients affected by Melanoma.

We work closely with patients and there families to ensure that they receive the correct advice and support in a timely manner.

We need an individual that is an excellent clinician, can problem solve and is confident in decision making.

Main duties of the job

  • Attendance /preparation of clinics
  • Dealing with patient queries and providing education
  • Awareness of when to escalate the deteriorating patient appropriately
  • Advocacy within MDTs
  • Liaison with Community agencies re: patient care
  • Communicating with wider team re: patient concerns/Issues
  • Providing education and support to other health care professionals

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will work as an important member of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, across the community. They will utilize skills of clinical expertise, education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff.
  • They will provide specialist nursing advice, support and information to patients (in-patient and out-patient), receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment for Melanoma in BHOC.
  • Under the guidance of the B7 Melanoma CNS, the post holder will play an active role in the management of Melanoma patients and will be pivotal in delivering specialist care to patients receiving immunotherapy and targeted therapy in this rapidly expanding and exciting area.
  • There will be an expectation that the post holder will also work alongside the non-melanoma skin cancer team providing resilience to the service.
  • They will work closely with the multidisciplinary team in hospital and the community to ensure a co-ordinated quality service and will be actively involved in education, audit and research.
  • The post holder will engage and lead discussions in multidisciplinary team meetings, acting as an advocate for patients and their carers.

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in oncology
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Organisation and management skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Teaching
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

Qualifications and training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology and Oncology Hospital

Horfield Road



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