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Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder has a key leadership and specialist role at a senior level to support the organisation in the delivery of care for cancer patients and their families. This will be in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the specialty, ensuring that Trust values and beliefs are upheld. In addition, the Specialist Nurse has a fundamental role in leading on the development and the effective delivery of specialist cancer nursing to reflect the evolving health care agenda.

Main duties of the job

Lead and take responsibility in the safe and efficient delivery of care for Stockport Upper GI Cancer Patients.

Actively engage with the local and specialist MDT's - present patients where appropriate, participate in discussion and ensure patient advocacy.

Request diagnostics according to protocol and ensure any findings are acted on or disseminated appropriately. Request specialist interventional radiological and investigations maintaining annual Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) - radiology training updates.

Assess patients and provide specialist information to be able to request online PET imaging at the Christie Hospital. Exercising clinical expertise and act as the point of contact and take responsibility for bringing outcomes to the MDT and patient.

Exercise clinical expertise and access all network PACs systems and work collaboratively with other off site specialist Consultants at e.g. Christies, Central Manchester, South Manchester and Salford Royal , to ensure smooth transitions of care provision.

Responsible for the up to date maintenance of the specialist nurse databases, e.g. Somerset Cancer Registry, Annual Activity and Outcomes, User Feedback.

Work collaboratively with the Upper GI team in the development of a Stockport Upper Team Internet site.

Participate in clinics off site (eg Beechwood) as required

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

In conjunction with the Head of Nursing and Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse, will deliver the modernisation agenda within their clinical setting, including effective leadership, monitoring and maintaining professional and care standards, work collaboratively, manage complaints as per Trust policy and lead the specialist nursing contribution to the governance agenda

Identify, support and provide leadership for new service developments and improvements for Upper GI Cancer patients

Lead by example and act as a positive role model for all staff, taking responsibility for own professional development

Provide leadership that promotes patient focused care

Lead on the development and delivery of cancer education and training for patients and staff, relevant to specialist nursing practice.

Provide clinical leadership and line management of staff if appropriate, ensuring the delivery of the highest professional standards through staff development and individual performance appraisal/review.

Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour, which are consistent with Trust and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and requirements

Actively contribute to, and support agreed developments within the Business Group, relevant to specialty

Act as key worker within agreed tumour specific protocols, leading on patient and carer communication issues and co-ordinate the patient pathway

Provide expert nursing advice and support to other Health Care Professionals (HCP)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • Study to degree level


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development



  • At least 12 months experience in a Band 6 role
  • Experience of managing workload


  • Masters or willing to work towards



  • Experience of communicating sensitive information


  • Experience of managing confrontation
  • Advanced communication skills course



  • Experience of Oncology or speciality


  • Experience of a CNS

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation

Poplar Grove



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