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Macmillan Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialists

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic senior Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS ) to our Colorectal Nursing team within the surgical division . You will need to have a background in cancer nursing and be keen to innovate, lead, and improve services .

The post is a permanent Macmillan CNS post and the post holder will manage the team of band 6 CNS and cancer support workers . The role will work closely with the Trust Personalised Care Lead Nurse focusing on driving the personalised care agenda and service improvements .

The band 7 role will work collaboratively with another band 7 in an 18 months fixed contract to provide the best possible experience for people with colorectal cancer pre and post diagnosis

Main duties of the job

Acts as clinical expert and role model demonstrating high standards of quality care and providing clinical leadership to others. As clinical expert lead the development of clinical nursing services within the field, implementing national cancer initiatives at a local level contributing towards strategic decision making and implementing policies appropriate to the speciality.

Acting as key worker the CNS will use and apply advanced technical knowledge of cancer and treatment within the speciality to oversee and co-ordinate services, personalise the pathway of care for individual patients to ensure the complex information and support needs of patients and families are addressed.

Leads by example and delivers specialist education and training to other professionals involved in patient care, promoting best practice and supporting less experienced colleagues and non cancer specialist to achieve high quality personalised core for people living with cancer

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the MacMillan Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • First level degree in related subject
  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Clinical Diagnostics / Nurse Prescribing
  • IT qualification
  • Evidence of Masters level learning

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of advanced communications skills
  • Audit/ research Skills

Knowledge and Skills


  • Significant relevant post registration experience, in cancer, palliative care or the speciality
  • In-depth experience within the specialised field
  • Leadership and management Experience
  • Experience of leading service development
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Ability to lead and influence change
  • Experience of HNA/EOT summaries
  • Knowledge of cancer strategy and Living with and beyond cancer agenda
  • Ability to deal with complex and difficult emotional situations


  • Psychological assessment skills (HNA)
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training
  • Knowledge of Macmillan Cancer Support if Macmillan post
  • Personally and professionally mature
  • Commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer

Personal Attributes


  • Personal time management and organisation skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Presentation skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills


  • Diplomatic
  • Calm and objective
  • Assertive, confident, yet approachable
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm

Other Requirements


  • Able to travel between sites
  • Flexible attitude to working

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Arrowe Park Hospital


CH49 5PE

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