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Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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

Job Details

The Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will play an integral part within the multidisciplinary team, responsible for leading and developing the Urology Service taking responsibility for his/her own patient caseload within the Urology Multidisciplinary Team. The post involves the CNS taking on responsibility as The Cancer Key Worker undertaking regular Holistic Needs Assessment and referring the patients onto other agencies as appropriate in order to provide comprehensive seamless care throughout the patient's cancer trajectory.

The role encompasses taking a lead role in ensuring robust cross cover exists across the hospital sites providing cover when necessary to ensure a continuous and autonomous nursing service exists.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a variety of care settings for the Urology service across Health Boards crossings care boundaries to achieve optimal continuity of care for patients with a diagnosis of Urological cancer. The successful candidate will also act as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team developing the Urology service within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

They will promote excellent clinical practice, decision making, monitoring and setting of standards - with a high level of critical thinking and holistic practice that is evidence based.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic RGN to develop their career in the Urology Department. We are seeking to appoint a motivated nurse with extensive clinical and leadership skills to be appointed to a Band 7 Advanced Nurse practitioner role.

The successful candidate will need to commit to completing an MSc and specific competencies set out by the Department. Experience in the speciality would be desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate post registration education and leadership skills. The successful post holder will be based at the Royal Gwent Hospital site. An in-house competency programme will need to be achieved.

They will act as a senior professional within the Urology Directorate. The post holder will be expected to provide support and development of evidence based excellent services that are fit for current and future practice, complimenting National guidelines and programmes. They will provide clinical leadership, professional advice and facilitate the professional development of nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, patients and carers.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • NMC registration Registered 1st Level Nurse 1st Degree relevant to nursing
  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice Pathway (willingness to undertake in order to gain full band 7 position)


  • Teaching qualification Independent Prescriber or willingness to become a non-medical prescriber
  • Advanced Life Support Provider



  • Demonstrate knowledge of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment Ability to act on own initiative and direct own work
  • Flexible approach Ability to work across professional boundaries



  • Able to work hours flexibly



  • Experience in a registered nurse role Excellent teaching skills, both formal and informal Evidence of leadership skills Evidence of practice development Awareness of budgetary restraints
  • Evidence of Audit Evidence of successful management of change High level skills in critical thinking and autonomous behaviour Safeguarding (minimum level 2 training)


  • Experience of urology department, urology services Experience of managing staff Risk assessment training Preoperative assessment clinic experience
  • Demonstration of computer literacy Advanced communication skills HR training in sickness management etc

Aptitude and abilities


  • Audit I.T. Skills Ability to be creative and innovative Organised and methodical
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills Multidisciplinary working Ability to work in partnership with senior colleagues and part of a team Ability to sensitively and appropriately influence others. An awareness of the need to focus on continuous quality improvement An awareness of patient care pathways Able to deal with aggressive patients/relatives/staff situations and possess skills to de-escalate Willingness to develop autonomous and accountable practice


  • Ability to speak Welsh. Robust management of incident.
  • Reporting and pro-active action planning. Understanding of Clinical Governance frameworks. Counselling skills



  • Demonstrate knowledge of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment Ability to act on own initiative and direct own work
  • Flexible approach Ability to work across professional boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Urology Department, Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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