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Macmillan Urology Oncology Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

A secondment opportunity has arisen within the Urology Cancer Specialist Nursing Team in supporting and caring for patients with a diagnosis of Urological Cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and develop new skills within the Urology Oncology specialty.

This is an exciting role and you will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to foster good working relationships, offering care in a kind and compassionate manner. The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse with the ability to work autonomously with support from the multi-disciplinary team. Flexibility is a must as cross site working will be required. The team is focused on changing services to enhance the delivery of patient care.

This is an exciting time for an aspirant cancer nurse specialist to experience and develop their skill in this speciality.

Applicants must be willing to undertake any training and development as required. In return we will offer you a supportive environment whereby you can develop your skills in cancer nursing.

Main duties of the job

You will be supported by highly experienced Clinical Nurse Specialists in the care and management of these patients. You will be caring for patients and their family through their treatment pathway. This will include active participation in MDT meetings, multidisciplinary outpatient clinics, inpatient reviews, including holistic needs assessments and care planning. An integral part of the role includes managing the psychosocial needs of the patients and their families or carers, as they face the challenge of their diagnosis. The team is focused on changing services to enhance the delivery of patient care.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work autonomously, providing an effective nurse-led service as needs dictate.

Demonstrate comprehensive holistic personalised assessment of patients utilising a variety of advanced clinical skills, while acting as a role model, in line with the Clinical Nurse Specialist role for the service.

To assess and diagnose specific symptoms within your scope of practice. Advise medical and nursing staff and/or prescribe medications according to patients requirements, writing a record in the medical notes and reassessing according to the individual patient needs.

Provide an effective and accessible telephone advice service for patients and families and their carers.

Support innovations and change related to improvement of clinical services in relation to the speciality.

To participate in reviews of performance against Key Performance Indicators and co-operate in addressing areas of concern, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

Collaborate in the development and monitoring of a job plan to ensure role and personal effectiveness.

Independently discharge patients from nurse-led clinics within agreed protocols and follow up (as per service requirement).

Utilise advanced skills of assessment, interpreting complex psychological, physiological, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs.

Enable patient choice and involvement and initiate appropriate action.

Participate in specialised programmes of care and ensure each patient is placed in the correct treatment pathway at the appropriate time and that necessary investigations and treatments are organised.

Responsible for ensuring that consistently high standards of customer service are delivered by all members of team.

Respond to highly complex/demanding patient situations.

Recognise when the situation exceeds scope of practice, and seek appropriate senior support in a timely and effective manner, acting at all times in the best interests of the patient.

To support the nursing contribution to, and participate in Macmillan Service Reviews

To ensure that people affected by cancer are aware that they are interacting with a Macmillan Professional and know the full range of resources and services available through Macmillan.

To actively engages with Macmillan Cancer Support to contribute expertise and experience and supports the Macmillan priorities.

To takes personal responsibility for life-long learning and personal development through clinical supervision, appraisal and Knowledge and Skills Framework and actively engages with the learning and development opportunities offered by Macmillan.

Person Specification

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  • Training and Qualifications

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  • Experience

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  • Communication and Relation ship skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendowlen Road



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