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Nurse Specialist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist 22.5 hours per week.

We are pleased to advertise this exciting opportunity for a band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist to be a valuable addition to the Oncology CNS team in Bexley Wing.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who has the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.

The successful post holder will provide highly specialised nursing care, advice and support to patients diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer, including those on metastatic treatment pathways, surveillance and best supportive care. You will also support the management of a new adjuvant immunotherapy treatment pathway which is being implemented for the first time in this disease group.

Experience within oncology is desirable and you are encouraged to arrange an informal visit or chat prior to applying for the post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the advanced urology-oncology CNS team. Our team cares for patients with advanced kidney, prostate, bladder and penile cancers. The successful candidate will be responsible for a case load of patients undergoing treatments for kidney cancer, ensuring they are assessed and managed in accordance with local and national standards and guidelines.

With the appropriate support and training, the successful candidate will be involved in the completion of holistic needs assessments, treatment/symptom reviews, toxicity management and providing on-going emotional support to our patients and their loved ones. You will work alongside the team in the development of cancer services and nurse led initiatives in this patient group, along with audit and quality assurance projects.

There are many opportunities for learning and development, including attendance at and participation in local, regional and national meetings/conferences.

About us

We are a very close multi-disciplinary team and strive to deliver a high standard of care to our patients. We are based in the Bexley Wing at St James's Hospital, which is a purpose built cancer facility opened in 2008.

Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of The Leeds Way, sharing our vision and values.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Jobholder is responsible for the management of a defined caseload. The jobholder carries continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care. The jobholder will provide specialist nursing care and advice to a specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service. The jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

The post holder will work within the Head and Neck CNS team and alongside the wider Head and Neck MDT. They will be responsible for a defined caseload of patients from diagnosis of primary and recurrent Head and Neck cancer to end of treatment providing support management at key points on their journey.

Person Specification

Additional requirements


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if
  • necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy



  • Significant post registration experience at Band 5 or equivalent and experience within a relevant speciality, during which the following experience should have been gained
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Experience and knowledge of specialty
  • Current issues in healthcare
  • Standards of professional practice
  • Understanding of the local and national nursing agenda
  • Understanding of relevant National Service Frameworks (if appropriate)
  • Awareness of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust guidelines and policies
  • Understanding of organisational structures


  • Service development and or change management (desirable)



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification in specialty
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary


  • Post registration qualification in specialty

Skills & behaviours


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Innovator
  • Motivator
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexibility, adaptable, capable of lateral thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Change management skills
  • Understanding of research-based practice research conscious
  • Team player
  • Conflict management

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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