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Nurse Specialist Oncology - Sarcoma

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Part Time
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has launched a significant investment in its Cancer Services workforce over the last few years. The additional staff will ensure the service is fit for purpose to provide ongoing excellent care and the roll-out of new technologies and services.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse to work within the oncology team as a specialist nurse within the Sarcoma service and are seeking a motivated professional to join our team. You will be working closely with the clinical nurse specialists for sarcoma, oncology consultants, acute oncology and other colleagues across the Trust. This role plays a pivotal part within this service, including meeting the needs of cancer patients receiving anti-cancer therapy and providing seamless holistic care. The role will also include the development of policies, new working relationships and improved patient pathways.

Main duties of the job

As a role model for cancer nursing practice, you will develop skills in clinical and managerial expertise to assess, manage and treat patients, as well as working towards supporting and leading on the introduction of new initiatives and pathways. You will have post-registration experience in oncology / haematology/ palliative care or relevant speciality.

Within this role you will be required to develop the skills of clinical leadership, managing change, running nurse led services and clinics, supporting teaching programmes and presenting at all levels (with the support of senior colleagues), with knowledge of managing resources, people and situations effectively, whilst keeping a clam head in a challenging environment.

This is a fixed term position for 2 years working part time (28 hours per week)

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Holds / working toward a first level degree
  • Completion or commitment to undertake relevant extended role competencies
  • Completion or commitment to undertake post registration qualification in Oncology/palliative care or relevant specialty
  • Able to work independenly or as part of a team


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • University qualification in specialty
  • Teaching/assessment/mentoring qualification
  • Managerial experience/ leading a team/Nurse in charge experience



  • Relevant nursing experience / position within specialty
  • Audit or research experience
  • Teaching and education experience
  • Ability to communicate professionally


  • Involvement in MDT discussion

Practical & Intellectual Skill


  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills



  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Cannulation/venepuncture and CVA competent

Additional Circumstances


  • A criminal record check satisfactory to the organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Penvetinnie lane



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