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Senior Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Full Time
2 year fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity

To provide clinical leadership and expertise in the speciality of Oncology, with particular reference to the Breast body site by providing information, support, advice and specialist knowledge to patients, their families and carers, and to act as a resource to the multi-professional team.

We are a supportive, Nurse led service, providing patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

To be pivotal in review and development of the service, and to reflect the needs of the patient group and demonstrate wide and in-depth experience of all aspects of oncology and haematology, exercising clinical leadership and effective education within their sphere of practice.

Please see Job Description for further information

Full time: 37.5 hours per week (part time/job share available)

Interview date: 9th May 2024

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:

  • To operate autonomously at an advanced level of clinical practice providing research based expert care and advice to all colleagues andmanaging a caseload effectively, making the most of available time.
  • To accept referrals from medical / nursing staff both within and external to the Trust, of newly diagnosed and existing cancer patients.
  • To periodically review caseload and to discharge patients appropriately within the divisional guidelines.
  • To ensure that patients are seen within the recommended time scales and targets where these are in place.

Educational Responsibilities
  • To ensure own practice is up-to-date and evidence based, undertaking relevant study and further education as identified through the personal development process or in response to changing service needs.
  • To attend relevant study days/conferences and network with other advanced / specialist nurses as required.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge in oncology, using information to effect change in practice and ensure the effective dissemination of new knowledge.
  • To develop and deliver educational programmes to meet the learning needs of health care professionals in hospital and community, to include medical, nursing students and doctors. To share and impart knowledge to GP's as required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Relevant oncology Post Graduate qualification e.g. ENB 237



  • Extensive post-registration experience of which significant experience must be in oncology
  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills relevant to the role e.g. venepuncture, cannulation and administration of chemotherapy
  • Management experience at band 6 or above



  • Clear understanding of the nursing role within the multi-disciplinary team and the ability to effectively represent the interests of the profession
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Effective communicator

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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