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Head and Neck Specialist Nurse

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a Trust wide specialist nurse role working with the Lead Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist post holder to assist with the continued development and delivery of head and neck oncology service.

The post holder will work as an expert nurse providing consultation, advice and support to patients, (and their families) with suspected and diagnosed head and neck cancers that are referred to the service.

Education of healthcare professionals across the Trust and community

Utilisation of knowledge and clinical skills to lead nursing care for patients with head and neck cancer.

Main duties of the job

Identification of specific care needs of patients with head and neck cancer and their families, ensuring that their quality of care is of a high standard and that effective communication, information, support and counselling is offered throughout their care

Provision of clinical excellence through practice in the head and neck cancer service providing the highest possible standard of care to patients and families using the service

To be available as a primary resource and nursing link throughout the patient's cancer journey from as early as possible in the disease process

Possess and exercise relevant expertise and knowledge related to possible investigations and treatment options in order to provide cancer patients with necessary information to maximise informed choices.

Support of patients by being a point of contact for queries and working in close liaison with primary care teams.

Assist the Lead Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist in reviewing current clinical guidelines and formulating new guidelines to ensure evidence based practice.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse - current registration.
  • Degree or study related to speciality /role at level 6
  • Relevant academic module
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues


  • Demonstrate professional development post-registration
  • Evidence of mandatory training updates
  • APAC's
  • Non-medical prescribing Teaching

Knowledge and Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above
  • Highly specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience
  • Experience of multi professional working
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of leading an audit project cycle
  • Experience of caring for patients with cancer


  • Research and development activity
  • Clinical expertise in the specific role
  • Experience running and managing nurse led clinics independently
  • ENT/Maxillofacial experience
  • Management of altered airway, laryngectomy/tracheostomy

Personal Attributes & Skills


  • Ability to deal with highly distressing or emotional circumstances

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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