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Specialist Nurse Practitioner

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Breast Cancer Specialist Nursing Team. In the role as Clinical Nurse Specialist you will act as an advocate for patient care, providing seamless and timely management of patients who may or may not have a diagnosis of Breast Cancer. This role also includes reconstruction clinics and breast screening assessment clinics. This fast paced and varied role requires an individual who shows a methodical approach to patient care and able to communicate effectively with the team. Working alongside the Band 7 CNS and the wider team you will help to support patients within a cancer pathway. You will provide an individualised plan of care for patients by ensuring effective information gathering is performed, you will communicate effectively the plan of care both within TRFT and also with other Cancer Hospitals involved in the patients care. This is a permanent contract. The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively with both patients and the wider MDT whilst working cohesively with Breast Nursing Team in the discussion of patient care. This unique opportunity requires you to be committed, organised and an excellent communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to work as part of a team, help to co-ordinate the caseload of patients using a patient centred approach whilst also supporting each other in working within National Guidelines

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of the role will be to provide support for the breast screening assessment clinics, nurse led reconstruction clinics, in the ongoing development of the services whilst also providing exemplary care to patients diagnosed with breast cancer on the case load. The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse working at Band 5/6 with a keen interest in Cancer services. You must be able to show the ability to provide specialist holistic support and treatment whilst co-ordinating services and personalising the cancer pathway for the patients from their diagnosis, through treatment and also guide patients through the breast self-management programme. Be able to provide essential data collection to the Band 7 CNS and be able to present this information as requested to others. Participate in audit, gather information and be able to input this on to various data collection forums. Act as an advocate for patient care, be able to liaise with multiple professionals across both TRFT and other cancer/general Hospitals, formulate treatment plans and communicate these effectively. We are keen to invite to interview Nurses who encompass the above, meet the essential criteria in the person specification and can show a caring nature and specific interest in all areas of breast cancer work.. We would welcome informal discussion with all candidates prior to application/interview.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Experience of working at Senior Level
  • Oncology experience



  • IT literate
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Organisations skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of GI conditions



  • NMC registration



  • 1st level registered nurse qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care or relevant subject or working towards
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards
  • Clinical Psychology Level 2

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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