Skip to main content

Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024
The Macmillan Acute Oncology Service (AOS) within Hywel Dda University Health Board is an essential interface between acute local services and oncology, supporting person-centred care through improved communication, timely access to expert advice, improved patient experience, early discharge and admission avoidance. The oncology triage line is an important part of this service and we are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist to support the current service.

The role will involve health board wide support to the current service, individual work base will be Glangwili General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The main focus of this role will be to provide support and advice to people experiencing complications of their anticancer treatment through the Health Board Cancer Treatment Triage Line.

This role will also support the care of inpatients, requiring specialist oncology advice during an admission to hospital.

Weekend and some out of hours working will be required for this posts.

Once competencies are achieved the post holder will be required to support the Health Board Cancer Treatment Triage Line at weekends approximately every 2-4 weeks as well as occasional Bank Holiday cover.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 29/05/24

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Get instant access to our financial wellbeing benefit Wagestream. Wagestream is a tool for everyday life that lets you get paid your way by letting you track your wages in real-time, stream up to 50% of the money youve already earned, learn easy tips to manage your money better and save your wages straight from your salary.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Specialist post graduate qualification or equivalent experience
  • Proficient level of knowledge in clinical speciality
  • Knowledge of service improvement
  • Able to undertake a literature search and critically appraise research papers


  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Non-medical Prescribing (v300)



  • Relevant experience at Band 5
  • Experience in the relevant specialty
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience of undertaking audit


  • Band 5 experience
  • Experience of participating in practice change

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert