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Cancer Nurse Specialist Band 6

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Band 6 Cancer Nurse Specialist post holder will play an active role in providing professional and clinical leadership and support to nursing and medical staff within BWCH relating to the specialist haematology/ oncology and palliative care and having an ambassadorial role when liaising with professionals from outside of BWCH, championing the key worker role and care of the child with cancer and the family

The role will incorporate and facilitate the development and practice of evidence based care within BWCH in line with current pathways, Cancer Standards, the WMPPN toolkit, and be involved in current audit, research and training and education.

The post holder will support the advancement of family focussed care through collaborative working with all members of the multidisciplinary team within the trust and outside agencies to support children with cancer and their families whilst they are in-patients at BCH and work towards a seamless discharge liaising with the wider multi professional teams and community.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work in the hospital setting providing clinical leadership, promoting excellence in nursing practice and be able to work across organisational boundaries.
  • The post holder will develop and coordinate the care of all Oncology and haematology patients working, advising and guiding across community and hospital settings.
  • The post holder will participate in the formal and informal education of students and of staff involved in the care of all patients.
  • The post holder will provide advice and expertise on the management of children and young people who are newly diagnosed or who have on-going health needs as a result of their cancer treatment and rehabilitation.
  • The post holder will support families from the time of diagnosis and will facilitate the transition of adolescents from paediatric to the adult health care setting working closely with the wider multi professional teams including late effects and endocrinology.
  • The post holder will work in close collaboration with multi-professional teams locally and nationally sharing expertise and guidance, to ensure the development of best practice in the care of children and young people with cancer.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

professional/managerial/specialist knowledge


  • Evidence of child protection skills and training level 3
  • Commitment to involvement within wider trust issues
  • Understanding / willingness to learn to use the electronic systems used in the trust and by the team

knowledge and nature of experience


  • Evidence of continuous professional development and demonstration of current expert clinical skills caring for children with cancer with a Minimum of 3 years as a senior band 5 / band 6 nurse/ community children's nurse/ hospice nurse / children's macmillan nurse/oncology outreach nurse

Analytical and judgement skills


  • Excellent understanding of local and national service delivery for children
  • Evidence of commitment to educational initiatives to ensure the delivery of evidence based clinical practice and high quality care
  • Ability to act as an educational lead with evidence of clinical leadership skills, evidence of team working, effective time management skills for self and others

Personal skills / abilities and attributes


  • Evidence of good attendance
  • Ability to motivate and support others
  • Evidence of good health
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required to meet service needs
  • Comittment and enthusiasm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

other requirements


  • Ability to organise self and others to work flexibly to deliver clinical training that meets service need
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the trust
  • Team working
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role



  • Current registration with NMC. RSCN / RN ( Child Branch )
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recognised post registration qualification in haematology/oncology nursing
  • Recognised Teaching and assessing / mentoring qualification


  • Advanced communication course completed / willingness to complete

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital,

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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