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Secondary Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Band 6 or Band 5 development opportunity depending on experience
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
The Secondary Breast Care nursing team are looking for an enthusiastic nurse who is passionate about patient experience and the delivery of quality patient-focused care, to join them as a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist, or depending on experience, a Band 5 with progression to Band 6 on completion of competencies.

We provide care and support to patients and their families, who have secondary breast cancer from diagnosis to end of life. We also currently care for Primary breast cancer patients who are undergoing, neo-adjuvant and adjuvant treatments. We work closely with Weston Park Hospital and attend their clinics.

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly hard-working team who is looking to expand and develop the secondary service. We work along-side a wider multi-disciplinary team and refer to other agencies to ensure a high quality and coordinated service is provided to all patients across different service providers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, registered general nurse who is well organised, can prioritise workloads, has excellent communication skills, the ability to work well as part of a team and autonomously, and has a genuine interest in breast oncology care. You will be passionate about providing high standards of person-centred holistic care and improving patients care and experiences.

The role will involve you using your expert knowledge to support patients and their relatives in clinics, on the wards, provide support calls and telephone consultations.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and learn new skills to continue and progress your career.

About us

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is located in Calow, Chesterfield, which is situated on a green field site on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is home to the Crooked Spire and is also close to Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham, thus offering numerous choices for recreational activities and lifestyles.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital was officially opened by the queen in 1985 and since then it has continued to expand and modernise, currently holding approximately 550 beds. We provide acute in-patient and out-patient care for Chesterfield and the surrounding rural area of North Derbyshire, serving a population of approximately 350,000 people.

We are currently rated GOOD by the CQC.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments section on this page. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are, along with the criteria that are required for the role.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • 1st level RGN
  • 1st level degree or equivalent experience
  • Speciality related course at degree level
  • Mentorship course


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Advanced communication course
  • Sage and Thyme course



  • Significant, relevant (post registration) experience with two years or more in speciality area
  • Facilitate and support learning
  • Leadership experience
  • Awareness of Quality Assurance/peer review process
  • Able to deliver sensitive news and have difficult conversations


  • Evidence of leading a change project
  • Experience of quality assurance/peer review process
  • Experience in breast speciality
  • Breast oncology experience
  • Ability to conduct nurse led clinics

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Sound IT skills
  • Good record keeping
  • Awareness of local and national guidelines
  • Evidence of developing clinical skills


  • Advanced communication course
  • Research experience
  • Leadership course
  • Presentation skills
  • Risk management awareness
  • Breast wound management
  • Sage and Thyme training
  • Audit experience and subsequent quality improvement

Personal Attributes


  • Able to use own initiative and work autonomously
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated
  • Able to manage and organise own workload with conflicting priorities
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Recognise own limitations
  • Work effectively with the MDT
  • Proactive in the continued development of the service
  • Adaptable to meet service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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