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Band 7 Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024
Develop individual competence and knowledge which will support the provision and evaluation of seamless specialist nursing services, ensuring patients receive the highest standards of clinical care. You will develop specialist knowledge and skills, demonstrated through the provision of advice education and support to staff, patients, families and carers.

You will be supported by an experienced team of nurses across the hospital sites, to enable you to achieve competence in agreed areas of specialist practice through exposure, training and education.

You will have involvement in on-going development of policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. You are accountable for safe, effective clinical practice working as part of a defined team, supporting team performance, ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources, and will also provide / deliver a range of educational and training packages to health care staff.

Main duties of the job

*Provide expert nursing advice to a cohort of patients referred for specialist intervention, care and support within the services, being a point of contact for assessment, information and advice for the patient, family and carers and all staff involved in the care of the patients.

*Where working as part of a Clinical Nurse Specialist Team the post holder will assume a lead role in a sub-speciality area of practice , developing guidance , analysing data and outcome s and identifying areas of change

*Support the development of staff caring for patients through support, formal education, practice development and role modelling.

*To teach and act as a facilitator and supervisor and mentor to other staff.

*As an expert nurse the post holder will practice autonomously, working independently within their scope of clinical practice and in conjunction with other relevant clinical staff. The post holder will assist with clinical development in maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance and monitoring within the service and speciality.

*Use a range of techniques to ensure, set and monitor standards of clinical practice, audit, research and teaching to continually improve standards of care and patient experience.

*Ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

*Enhance patient experience.

*Ensure effective delivery of organisational objectives.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
  • * Evidence of post registration CPD / post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6



  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • * Significant post registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • * Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • * Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • * Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • * Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the NMC

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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