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Band 8a Advanced Nurse Practitioner Breast

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a self driven individual working in an advanced clinical role, leading and developing nursing practice within the specialty. The post holder must demonstrate a sound knowledge and experience in the specialist area of breast disease and fulfil the 4 pillars of an advanced practice role. The postholder will lead and manage a small team of specialist breast care nurses at Chase Farm Hospital.

Main duties of the job

He or she will co-ordinate clinical services and ensure continued development of nurse led services. The post-holder will oversee the clinical practice of breast nurses within the unit and support the development and training of nurses on the wards and in outpatients. In order to develop and deliver specialist advice and support patients suffering from breast disease, this post will maintain a strong clinical component. The post holder will be a member of the relevant service groups and represent nursing issues Trust wide and at Network level and effectively communicate with these services. He or she must demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant health service policy.The post holder will be expected to liaise with colleagues external to the Trust, London Cancer and supra-regional cancer networks.

About us

The Trust values equality and diversity in employment and in the services we provide. It is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and will keep under review our policies and procedures to ensure that the job related needs of all staff working in the Trust are recognised. The Trust aims to ensure that all job applicants, employees or clients are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In conjunction with Lead Clinicians facilitate the pathway of care which includes relevant professionals within the Trust for the management of patients requiring treatment for Breast cancer both surgery and oncological To lead, develop and provide an autonomous nursing service usingJD Template PT26092012advanced clinical judgement and knowledge for patients from referral decision to treat, treatment options, surveillance, follow up to discharge. To establish and develop one stop clinics and nurse led clinics to enhance the patient journey To contribute to London Cancer Breast Specialist nurse group. To contribute and lead nursing for the London Cancer Breast Cancer pathway To deliver compliance with patient experience and nursing measures in the Cancer Peer Review process at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust To lead in developing strong communication / educational links to staff in all clinical areas caring for patients having breastcancer surgery. To lead and innovate the specialist nurse component to the on-going pathway redesign project. To take responsibility for own evidence based practice and implement and add to the body of knowledge that supports nursing practice within renal nursing on a national level To lead and participate in Specialist /Advanced nursing practices for the Directorate To line manage Clinical Nurse Specialists within the breast cancer service. To lead and establish regional MDT links for breast cancer surgical patients

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree in relevant specialty
  • Masters or working towards
  • Advanced Assessment Qualification
  • Extensive teaching experience


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake



  • Substantial experience in a senior nurse operational role in an acute NHS setting
  • Experience in setting up and running nurse led clinics
  • Proven ability to initiate audits/research & assess evidence
  • Knowledge and experience of leading significant change, delivering tangible and sustained improvements
  • Experience of developing business and workforce plans in line with future service requirements
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of practice and policy across a broad range of responsibilities, e.g. financial systems & budgetary control, corporate and clinical governance, health & safety and human resources
  • Experience of motivating staff and improving individuals and team performance
  • Experience of managing employment relation issues
  • Able to build rapport and credibility with senior clinical and managerial colleagues

Skills & aptitude


  • Excellent communication skills and highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to act autonomously in planning & implementing tasks
  • Ability to organise diverse teams to deliver high standard of patient care
  • Evidence of participation in audit & the promotion of evidence based practice
  • Proven ability to influence others through research findings
  • To prepare written reports and contribute to business planning and service delivery
  • Open, participative, dynamic and supportive leadership with a flexible management style
  • Successful track record in conflict resolution and performance management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Chase Farm Hospital

The Ridgeway Enfield



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