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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Pa Inclusive
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We currently have a one year fixed term vacancy in the haematology CNS service for a CML/MPN CNS. The individual will provide high-quality cancer nursing service to patients throughout their cancer journey, with responsibility for enhancing the patient experience, ensuring continuity of care and influencing patient pathways.

Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic, eager to learn and keen to develop the skills to work both autonomously and as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team? As a Band 7 you will be expected to meet the essential criteria and possess appropriate post registration experience in haematology nursing and hold a relevant degree. Along with excellent communication, written and computer skills, you will need to be organised and able to work both autonomously and as part of the team. Through face to face and telephone/video contact, you will provide advice, support and information to patients and their families/carers. You will be expected to support nurse-led clinics and actively participate in audit and service improvement.

We are looking for innovative individuals who would be interested in working within the haematology multidisciplinary team at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. As this is a fixed term contract, a Band 6 Post would be considered for those not fully meeting the essential criteria with in the JD. This could be an exciting opportunity for a secondment for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust staff.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist nursing advice, care and support to patients with, haematology cancer and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers, both inpatients and outpatients in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and in line with local and national targets.
  • At all times ensure that the needs of the patient are placed at the center of care delivery. Where appropriate acting as a 'key worker'.
  • Work to improve the patient experience throughout the patient journey.
  • Deputise for their line manager in designated tasks relevant to the development of role/clinical specialty.
  • Act as professional role model, providing direct and indirect clinical care, teaching and research.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration and a degree in related subject.
  • Post registration qualification(s) in speciality or relevant subject e.g Haematology specific course such as Principles of Haemato-Oncology Care or equivalent or Cancer care course
  • Advanced Communication course and Level 2 psychological skills training.


  • MSc or MA in related speciality
  • Recognised physical assessment module at level 7



  • Relevant and substantial post registration experience at band 6 or above to speciality
  • Experience of working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Experience of teaching and assessing others
  • Experience of audit and service development


  • Research experience
  • Experience of leading and managing



  • In depth knowledge of speciality and use of evidence-based practice
  • Able to demonstrate advanced communication skills and manage complex situations
  • Excellent organisational skills


  • Ability to lead and influence change

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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