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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Gynae / Oncology

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire Sites
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced innovative and enthusiastic nurse to join our Gynaecology Cancer Specialist Nursing Team.

The post holder will work closely with the surgical and oncology team and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) and be senior member of the Gynaecology Cancer Specialist Nurse Team.

The post holder will play a pivotal role in supporting gynaecology cancer patients along clinical pathways to continually improve the patient experience. This nurse should be motivated, dynamic and possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be committed to working as part of the Gynaecology Team at ELHT.

Main duties of the job

A Clinical Nurse Specialist in gynaecology cancer provides expert advice, information and support for patients and has the knowledge and skills necessary, to develop and maintain, effective therapeutic relationships, over a period of time. We require someone who can work both autonomously and as part of a team, and demonstrate leadership, innovation and be self-motivated.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Working as a member of the Gynaecology Team the post holder will provide specialist nursing care to patients with a diagnosis of gynaecology cancer. They will be responsible for the co-ordination of the patients' treatment pathway, acting as a link between primary, secondary and tertiary care. They will act as a named key contact for patients, relatives and carers on behalf of the colorectal cancer MDT and provide support for patients and carers from the time of diagnosis onwards

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected toUndertake Holistic Needs Assessment and implementation of subsequent plans of care agreed with the Patient and if relevant their family/carers.

Be responsible for the safe and effective care of gynaecological cancer patients by effective assessment of complex needs which may require specialist intervention.

Act as patient advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the gynaecological cancer patient and family

Support relevant clinical and non-clinical staff across hospital wards and departments and community care settings with regard to gynaecological cancer issues and agendas

Proactively support the wider MDT with planning, implementing and evaluating care

Support in the tracking of patients to ensure timely access to agreed treatment plans ensuring organisational compliance and achievements of cancer performance targets

Support in the developments and delivery of nurse led risk stratified follow up and patient Supported Self-Management

Work closely and collaboratively with other CNS teams to provide ongoing cover for both services.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Has a degree in health related subject or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Post-registration qualification in gynaecology nursing/oncology or willing to undertake


  • Communication Skills Training
  • Palliative Care experience



  • Clinical experience in specialty or cancer related area normally minimum of 2 years


  • Recent experience of teaching and assessing in clinical area

Knowledge and Skills


  • Surgical nursing experience


  • Presentation skills



  • Flexible approach to working to ensure delivery of service needs

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Road

Across East Lancashire Sites


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