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Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 Per Annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly and dedicated team within Liverpool University Foundation Trust as a Band 6 Sarcoma clinical nurse specialist working with the multi-disciplinary team within the Orthopaedic Sarcoma Service. This is as a result of the promotion of our current post holder.

This role is varied, interesting and crucial to ensuring an excellent patient experience every step of the way. This role will support the Clinical Nurse Specialist to ensure that the patients receive the on-going cancer support and holistic follow-up care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the 2 sarcoma consultants, and the multi-disciplinary team, supporting patients through their on-going journey and follow up care. The post holder will work as part of a team of Cancer CNS's to develop the specialist area of practice in partnership with other members of the speciality team (Lead Clinician, Matron, Head of Operations), and will work collaboratively to develop services and quality of care delivered

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform specialist personalised, assessment and higher level discussion of patients holistic needs, resulting in personalised care planning and evaluation of care delivery using advanced clinical knowledge and clinical skills.

Demonstrate higher level clinical care by managing a patient caseload providing expert assessment, planning and evaluation.

support the nurse-led clinics (within Speciality).

Contribute towards a multi-professional approach in the management of patients within the specialist area, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements, including providing access to community cancer support.

Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers / relatives.

Support patients and their families and ensure that they receive the required information to enable them to self manage, lead or participate in their care delivery.

Recognise changes in patients condition that require the intervention of others and case manage/refer on as appropriate.

To support, assist and encourage the multi-disciplinary team in resolving patient problems, by the provision of new and innovative models of case management.

To support the specialist nursing contribution to the service, in the delivery of high standards of patient care and the specialist nursing contribution to the service, work in partnership with lead clinicians, Lead Cancer Nurse, Head of Operations, and Matron to ensure the delivery of high standards of patient care.

Work with the Band 7 Sarcoma specialist nurse and Matron to promote the development of nurses undertaking the CNO Ten Key Roles as considered appropriate e.g. Nurse Prescribing.

For a full list of duties, please refer to the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing
  • ECDL



  • Post registration experience
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Involvement in audit


  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change



  • 2 In depth specialist knowledge



  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Flexibility



  • Teaching / assessment skills Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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