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Colorectal Nurse Specialist - 2 week wait team

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to join the lower GI / Colorectal cancer nurse specialists at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. We are a dynamic and passionate service responsible for delivering high quality cancer care to our patients. We are committed to supporting the continued professional development of our team. Surgical and Endoscopic experience preferred.

Main duties of the job

Managing the two week pathway for patients with a newly diagnosed or suspected lower GI / Colorectal cancer. Supporting patients and their families at the time of investigation and diagnosis and throughout their journey.

The role will include triaging with telephone or face to face in clinics to ensure faster diagnostics.

Providing specialist knowledge and support to other members of the wider team.

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

Working in a senior nurse role as a cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist. Managing the pathway for patients with a newly diagnosed HPB cancer. Supporting patients and their families at the time of diagnosis and throughout their journey. Managing the service and service development. Providing specialist knowledge and support to other members of the wider team.

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.

Before applying for a secondment opportunity please familiarise yourself with the Trust secondment policy (found on the intranet) and ensure that you have discussed and gained approval from your current line manager

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 as a CNS

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Poplar Grove



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