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Lead Nurse - L&SC Centralised Virtual Triage for Suspected Skin Cancer

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire Sites
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and forward-thinking experienced registered nurse who has extensive knowledge within and is passionate about improving the Skin Cancer Pathway for patients in L& SC. The Senior CVT Skin Cancer Lead Nurse is a pivotal clinical role, they will oversee the development, implementation, and embedding of the CVT for most Suspected Skin Cancer referrals in L& SC.

Main duties of the job

This person will be able to demonstrate:
  • Provision of clinical expertise and advice to a range of stakeholders on skin cancer pathways.
  • Leadership and expert practice of Teledermoscopy pathways, including experience in undertaking the clinical review of dermatoscopic images following local and national guidance.
  • Experience in developing training packages for elements of Suspected Skin Cancer Pathways, including developing clinical competencies for the virtual clinical review of dermatoscopic images.
  • Have experience in leading quality improvement (QI)/improvement initiatives, experience in the use of QI, and be able to work alongside clinical, non-clinical staff and patients in the drive for improvement.

About us

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities
  • To provide leadership for change and service improvement within Suspected Skin Cancer Pathways.
  • To advance the development and practice of cancer nursing in line with national recommendations and standards where available for Suspected Skin Cancer.
  • To collaborate with Allied Healthcare Professionals and Consultants, ensuring the advancement of cancer care and support through a combined approach.
  • To liaise closely with the other Clinical and non-clinical workforce within Lancashire and South Cumbria to implement the Virtual Centralised Triage for Suspected Skin Cancer.
  • To have understanding and insight of the implemented digital platform and liaise with company staff to ensure safe and timely patient care
  • To maintain clinical competence and credibility, acting as a role model for best practice, ensuring that nursing care is provided to a high standard, in response to changing services and patient needs.
  • To work alongside the Clinical Lead for Skin as the Trust leads for Suspected Skin Cancer Transformation to implement recommendations.
  • Ensure strong professional leadership, working with the members of the MDT including Skin consultants, ACPs and Clinical Nurse Specialists to support high standards of care.
  • To ensure patients, carers and their families are empowered and educated in respect of self-care and sustainable lifestyle changes.
  • To work horizontally within the Lancashire and South Cumbria advising and supporting senior nursing colleagues on the delivery of local cancer services.
  • The main duties and responsibilities described above are not exhaustive and the post holder can expect to take on other responsibilities or specific tasks as required. Further, over time it is likely the remit and requirements of the role will evolve, and the post holder will be expected to adjust their working approach and style to accommodate these. As a new post within the organisation, to reflect the above, it is expected that this job description would be reviewed regularly, by agreement, initially at 6 monthly intervals (by the Clinical and Care Professional Lead (South Cumbria) and the Clinical and Care Professional Cancer ICB Lead).

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • First Level Degree in Related Subject
  • Experience Working within the speciality
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


  • Previous Experience as a CNS

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Road

Across East Lancashire Sites


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