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Clinical Nurse Specialist Uro - Oncology

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

A very exciting opportunity has arisen at Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre (BHOC), to join the BHOC Uro Oncology CNS Team until March 2026.

We are looking for a dedicated forward thinking RN, who has post registration experience in Oncology and palliative care or Urology, and a passion for, caring for patients with a urological cancer.

The role involves supporting patients and their families / carers through the uro oncology cancer pathway within both the inpatient and outpatient settings, this includes arranging and planning of diagnostic investigations, providing symptom control advice, communicating updates to patients at integral points of the pathway, delivering diagnosis, supporting treatment decisions, and providing ongoing advice and guidance through their treatment pathway.

The role requires the post holder to work closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team involved.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop clinically, personally, and professionally, helping to shape the service that we deliver to our patients

This is a fixed term full time position working Monday - Friday with the option of flexible working considered.

Secondments will be considered but applicants must have the full approval of their line manger prior to application submission.

Proposed interview date 14th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an important member of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust across the community. The post holder will provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients (in-patient and out-patient) and their family, throughout the care pathway.

The post holder will utilise skills of clinical expertise, education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff. S/he will provide advice, support and information from the time of diagnosis and throughout curative, palliative and terminal phases.

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

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

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

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate post registration nursing experience in oncology and or Urology
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and Evidence of teaching
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor


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



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Qualifications and Training


  • Active 1st level registration with NMC
  • 1st degree in nursing or health related subject - willing to undertake / working towards
  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 3
  • Qualification in teaching and assessing


  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study

Skills and abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Alility to work under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local speciality 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 professional responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

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 Centre

Horfield Road



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