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Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

North Bristol NHS Trust
Westbury- On-Trym, Bristol
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist Band 7

This is a full-time substantive post.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist team at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will work as part of our multi-disciplinary team ensuring the delivery of specialist information, advice and support to a consistently high quality.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated nurse with excellent organisation and communication skills. It would be essential for the successful candidate to have knowledge and experience of lung cancer.

You would be joining a pro active and forward thinking team that prides itself on its ability to deliver individualised compassionate care for patients and relatives and also for its own team.

The team undertake nurse led clinics including a nurse led thoracic surgical follow up clinic, this model is being adopted throughout lung cancer nursing teams in the South West.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact 0117 414 1900

For further details / informal visits contact:

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, develop, improve and promote the service ensuring the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner, independently planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care.
  • To assess, develop and implement specialist nursing care programmes that deliver evidence based individualised and personalised care through holistic needs assessment, care planning and evaluation of care and care interventions
  • To provide patients and staff with highly developed specialist advice to manage complex symptoms
  • To work closely with community and network, other hospital and community staff to ensure an effective seamless service
  • To develop and utilize the skills needed to embed patient and public involvement within the sphere of specialist nursing practice
  • To transcribe radiology requests on ICE following successful completion of the IR(M)E training course
  • To work as patient advocate, to help negotiate the patient journey and ensure optimum care is provided to each patient
  • To nurture and maintain links with other health care agencies and organisations providing support and information to patients
  • To act as a positive role model for nurses in the hospital through the demonstration of excellent communication and clinical skills
  • To expertly deliver highly complex sensitive condition related information to patients and relatives
  • To provide professional leadership for band 6 specialist nurses and be a role model in relation to this specialist area.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow.)

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide highly specialist nursing advice underpinned by theory and experienceto support patients and their families/carers with cancer both locally, at network level and within the wider national agenda
  • To develop and share expertise within the multidisciplinary team
  • To develop and utilize the skills and expertise to act as a resource in the care of patients needs, ensuring an optimum level of service to patients and their carers
  • To deploy high level skills in order to provide effective communication systems of support for patients
  • To adhere to and promote in others the importance of infection control guidelines and procedures
  • To ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials
  • To lead on policy and service development within a multidisciplinary team context
  • To lead on the development and implementation of protocols for specialist area of work and for the wider healthcare community served by North Bristol Trust
  • Please see detailed Job Description

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Relevant specialist qualification
  • substantial post registration nursing experience
  • recent relevant basic experience with patients with lung cancer
  • knowledge of current nursing issues and research related to this specialty
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital,

Southmead Road

Westbury- On-Trym, Bristol


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