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Macmillan Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
West Didsbury, Manchester
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Macmillan CNS post - Dermatology (Band 7)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our dermatology department for an experienced individual to join our friendly and supportive team of nurses and Consultants at MFT.

The successful candidate will work primarily within Dermatology OPD within the Skin Cancer service. They will work alongside consultants, diagnosing actual and potential skin cancers, and reviewing patients following diagnosis with skin cancer, inform the patients of their diagnosis, and support and monitor the patient group throughout their journey on to oncology and plastic surgery centres.

The successful candidate will also have line management responsibility alongside the current band 7 CNS.

This is an exciting time to be joining the service with a number of transformative projects to improve the patient experience which includes one-stop clinics and skin analytics which will require the candidate to work across all four of our sites (Withington, Wythenshawe, Trafford General and Altrincham Hospital).

We are a forward-thinking team offering opportunities to develop both your clinical and professional skills, to effectively manage both acute and chronic skin disease and will support your learning and development. Surgery skills competence would be welcomed which will support our busy department, but training will be provided for the candidate if necessary. Participation in clinical audit is expected.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to act as a role model to all team members in the delivery of a high standard of specialist research-based care.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring immediate care to skin cancer patients and will work within the dermatology service. The post holder will assess plan, implement an d evaluate the care for these patients and ve able to make informed decisions within their own are. They will prove direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist areas.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level registration RGN / RN Adult
  • Degree or evidence of Level 6 studies / pathway towards Degree
  • Teaching qualification


  • Management/Leadership qualification
  • Relevant dermatology qualifications
  • Non-Medical Prescriber



  • Relevant dermatology experience or transferable skills
  • Evidence of relevant cancer experience and Macmillan professionals
  • Evidence of professional leadership, leading innovation in practice


  • Expereince of setting up / developing own nurse-led clinics / services
  • Evidence of audit / research activities
  • Experienced in use of Biologic therapies for eczema and psoriasis
  • Experienced in teaching or lecturing at internal / external venues

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Withington Community Hospital

Nell Lane

West Didsbury, Manchester

M20 2LR

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