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Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist - Urology Cancers

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Cancer Directorate is inviting applications from ambitious experienced Nurses who are interested to enhance their experience, to lead the existing Clinical Nurse Specialists in Urology cancer as well as act as Key worker for Prostate cancer patients and provide Nurse led services.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team that provide Prostate Cancer diagnostic and treatment services. You will be influencing the care that they receive attending clinics and have a vital role in developing Nurse led prostate cancer diagnostic Service. You will be working closely with medical team and involved in service development.

You will demonstrate a high degree of knowledge of Prostate cancer care you will demonstrate proficiency in patient assessment and be able to have skilled and sensitive conversations. You will provide clinical leadership, influencing others to provide the highest levels of safe and effective care and a positive patient experience.

We are committed to career progression and the wellbeing of our staff. You will be offered mentorship, coaching or clinical supervision. We have a number of competency packages for you to work through as part of this role and you will be given support to progress through these

Main duties of the job

Manage and lead Prostate Cancer -non surgical service with responsibility for ensuring high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Manage and lead a workforce of Urology Cancer specialist nurses

Responsible for the assessment, planning, diagnosis implementation and evaluation of care, as an autonomous practitioner with highly specialist

Be involved in the strategic review of clinical services and development of services as appropriate

Be responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 21 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 6 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • RGN with a degree
  • Post registration module in urology
  • Advanced communication and Psychological assessment skills training.
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills.
  • Evidence of professional continuous development and portfolio of learning
  • Leadership or management module
  • Willingness & ability to work toward masters
  • Willingness and ability to learn prostate biopsy.


  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Counselling qualification.
  • Research Module
  • Masters degree
  • Teaching & mentoring qualification



  • Significant clinical experience as nurse specialist in Prostate cancer diagnosis and non surgical pathway.
  • Significant experience is managing a specialist team.
  • Experience in Roster planning and management.
  • Experience in project management and service development.
  • Evidence of leading service change.
  • Experience in MDT management .
  • Experience in conflict and complaint management.


  • Practical experience of policy development
  • Audit and Research experience



  • Budget management.
  • Understanding of external agencies and reporting needs.


  • Recognised as an expert in the field of practice with the ability to clinically assess and diagnose.



  • Advanced communication skills
  • Effective communicator with proven ability to influence all levels of staff
  • Ability to work autonomously as an independent practitioner.
  • Proven leadership and team leading skills
  • Proven ability to manage and progress own professional development.
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to respond to change and apply themselves to development in practice.

Additional Requirements


  • Highly motivated
  • Committed to continuous service development and quality improvement
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets
  • Reliable and supportive
  • Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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