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Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Full Time
As a Uro-Oncology CNS you will provide expert care and support to patients having oncology treatment from diagnosis and throughout their pathway including supporting and preparing for end of life.

You will play a key role in the multidisciplinary team and act as a central point of coordination and support for the patient, their family and the wider team. Our goal is to improve patient pathways and experiences, access to supportive services, early signposting, safe transfer on to surveillance pathways or remaining a key touch point for patients up to and including their end of life.

The Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist role is recognised Nationally within Cancer and Palliative care nursing and medical workforce framework as key to providing focused innovative specialist care to patient with a life changing diagnosis

The development of increasingly advanced nurse led services is key to facilitating the evolving and increasingly complex cancer and Long term condition management pathway.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist Uro-oncology advice and clinical practice to patients within the Oncology and urology outpatient and inpatient setting
  • Working closely with the CNS's for urology and the Oncology and Urology team, to maintain and develop the delivery of best practice in the care and management of urological cancers from referral or diagnosis onwards
  • Key contact for patients with metastatic disease providing care and support for patients who have metastatic disease
  • Act as referral and liaison for the MDT and an information resource for those who are involved in the care and management of urological malignancies
  • To work autonomously as a specialist resource for urology patients with cancer conditions, their carers and other professionals
  • Work collaboratively with Nurse Specialist and Consultant Medical Staff in Uro-Oncology, monitoring and evaluating standards of care to meet National Guidelines
  • Provide care for a case load of patients
  • Work collaboratively with the Cancer Support Worker to deliver HNA assessments and end of treatment summaries
  • Expedite patient's admission and discharge processes
  • Aim to prevent unnecessary patient Uro-oncology admissions
  • Ensure a seamless efficient care pathway for the Uro-oncology patient

About us

The urology outpatient service sees both cancer and benign patients in the outpatient setting, running nurse and consultant led procedure and investigation clinics daily. We offer support and advice to patients and other professionals within the acute and community setting and work alongside other departments to enhance the patient's pathway of care.

The urology team is a small, friendly team that is currently across multiple sites. This post will be based on the main Torbay acute site. Cancer services and Urology are supportive teams that are committed to providing our patients an excellent standard of care. We are committed to service improvement and staff development through education and training, helping staff to realise their true potential.

We work closely with other departments within the trust striving to provide seamless care to our cancer patient population.

Why Work With Us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Budgetary awareness, contributing to business planning specific to Uro Oncology services
  • Provision of a high-quality individual service to a range of cancer urology patients, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis
  • In addition, providing ongoing support for cancer patients and their holistic needs
  • Provide training, supervision and support to junior staff working in the urology speciality

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .


Person Specification



  • RN NMC
  • Recent Urology Nursing Experience
  • Cancer Nursing Experience


  • SACT Nursing Experience
  • R& D Knowledge
  • Level 2 Psychological Training
  • Advanced Communications

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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