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Macmillan Skin Cancer CNS & Team Leader

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

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Macmillan Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist & Team Leader

Band 7, 0.8 wte

Base: SMH, with trust wide working

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced cancer nurse to be appointed as the nursing lead for our Trust Skin Cancer Specialist Nursing service.

The postholder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure coordination of specialist nursing care for patients with skin cancer through diagnosis, treatment and in follow up care. The role involves line management, clinical leadership and nurse led clinic work for patients receiving a cancer diagnosis. It also includes offering patients Holistic Needs Assessments using the Macmillan My Care Plan system.

We are seeking a highly motivated nurse with knowledge of and experience in supporting patients with skin cancer and strong leadership and management skills. We offer a friendly and supportive environment with development opportunities and all the benefits of being a Macmillan Professional.

Main duties of the job

To be the team leader for the specialist skin cancer nursing service based within Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The post provides service development, line management and leadership as well as direct clinical input as the Skin Cancer CNS. It offers important input to the skin cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) and as Skin Cancer CNS the role offers specialist nursing care to patients, and support and information to their carers. All care is holistic in nature and includes physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and intellectual assessment and interventions.

The post holder will co-ordinate the care of patients with melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other skin cancers supporting them and their families throughout diagnosis, treatment and in follow up care. They will act as key worker for these patients throughout the care pathway.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Post registration oncology qualification
  • Specialist training in dermatology +/- plastic surgery
  • Cancer and/or Palliative Care Degree
  • ENB 998 or equivalent teaching qualification


  • Working towards Masters or equivalent level study
  • Advanced Physical assessment skills including skin lesion identification and dermoscopy



  • RGN -with relevant post registration experience
  • Oncology/dermatology/ plastic surgery - strong experience at a senior level and/or experiences at a senior level in a related and relevant area of practice.
  • Experience in managing a team



  • Advanced communication training in a recognised cancer communication model
  • Knowledge and understanding of: National Cancer guidance
  • Knowledge and understanding of: NMC guidelines for Nursing
  • Guidelines from NICE and British Association of Dermatology (BAD) for skin cancer
  • TVCA Skin Cancer and CAG Guidelines
  • IT literate
  • Trust policies relating to: HR Policies, Recruitment and Retention, Disciplinary Procedures and completion of management course


  • Psychological skills level 2 training



  • Trust wide working as/when required. (car driver essential)
  • Drug calculation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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