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Head and Neck Sister

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent post in the James Paget Hospital in the head and neck cancer services team caring for patients with head and neck cancer along with neck breathers.

Main duties of the job

The head and neck sister is a role that is integral to the provision of a high quality service for patients undergoing treatment or receiving care within the designated speciality

You will need to assess, care, plan, evaluate and conduct supervised outpatients clinics for the following Head and Neck patients:
  • One stop neck lump clinic
  • Surveillance clinic
  • Oncology clinic
  • NNUH joint clinic
  • Nurse-Led Tracheostomy clinic

Support and ensure development of the tracheostomy service and Nurse Led Clinics.

Provide and deliver safe effective patient care through their pathway.

The successful candidate will need to be proactive and have good time management skills.

About us

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we will look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is responsible for providing specialist support to adult neck breathing patients.
  • To assist in providing specialist clinical leadership within this area of care to oversee the delivery of safe and effective care by appropriately trained and supported staff.
  • To identify patients with a tracheostomy in the Trust overseeing the care delivery to ensure complex needs of patients are met.
  • To assist in developing training and support programs for clinical areas where neck breathing patients are cared for and ensure staff have the appropriate competencies to manage a patient with a tracheostomy/laryngectomy.
  • To act as a liaison/facilitator between Critical Care and ward teams to ensure the safe transfer of patients to ward areas.
  • To provide support to patients, families, Multidisciplinary Team and ward teams to ensure a collaborative approach to a safe and effective ward care and on discharge.
  • Providing advice and support to patients, families and the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • To ensure that staff have a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities with regards to the care of a patient with tracheostomy/laryngectomy and that standards and quality of care is delivered throughout the 24 hour period.
  • To act as a facilitator and coordinator for patient transfers between departments.
  • To assist in proactively developing, implementing and reviewing clinical practices/protocols in relation to tracheostomy/laryngectomy care ensuring that care is based on national guidance/best practice.
  • Assist in the formulation, and review of clinical policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Registered Nurse


  • Registered Nurse with NMC


  • Advanced communication skills

leadership skills


  • leadership skills

Developed decision making skills in the clinical setting


  • Developed decision making skills in the clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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