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Lead Macmillan Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£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
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, dynamic and committed individual to join this well established specialist breast care nursing service. Primarily based at DPOW, however there may be an expectation to work at different sites within the trust, depending on service need.

The Macmillan Lead Breast Care CNS role is a dynamic one, which requires good time management and organisational skills, communication skills and an in-depth knowledge of the breast cancer pathway. The post holder should have experience of leading a team, and experience of working as part of a team as well as on own initiative.

We are looking for someone who possesses the following qualities:
  • Forward thinking approach to care
  • A good understanding of the CNS role and the associated responsibility/ accountability
  • Enthusiasm and motivation
  • Reliability, flexibility
  • Clinical credibility
  • Committed to high professional standards
  • Able to motivate others
  • Ability to make decisions and lead effectively

If you think this job is for you, then we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our aim is to facilitate high quality specialist nursing care to all patients with breast cancer, and their families and friends, from diagnosis until the end of active treatment. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of patients with both curative and palliative disease, doing so autonomously, and as part CNS team and the wider multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Ideally, the successful candidate will have completed advanced communication skills training, level 2 psychology training and successfully passed a post registration module in breast cancer care or equivalent, or possess a willingness to work towards these if successful.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oLevel 1 Registered Nurse
  • oFirst Level Degree in a relevant field
  • oEvidence of in-depth experience and postgraduate study or post registration study such as master's degree or equivalent experience/qualification or formal training or research in addition to short courses and experience.
  • oENB 998 or equivalent teaching/facilitation qualification or experience


  • oManagement Qualification

Occupational Experience


  • o2 years current experience within the field at Band 6 equivalent or above
  • oResearch experience.


  • oManagement experience at ward level

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust




DN33 2BA

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