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Deputy Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Deputy Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

This is an exciting opportunity for an advanced practitioner to take on this associate specialist nursing role working as a key member within the Cancer Multidisciplinary Team(s). The post requires vision, innovation and the ability to work across professional boundaries, underpinned by a real desire to provide the highest standards of patient care.

This post will work in collaboration with, and autonomously, as part of the Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Team to help develop and deliver acute services across organisational, professional and geographical boundaries. The post will involve working with the Cancer CNS(s), covering for the CNS team in times of annual leave and sickness. This role will work closely with key areas of the Trust, forging close working relationships with the Trust interventional consultants, visiting consultants from the Cancer Centre's, the Medical and Cancer Teams and the Specialist Palliative Care team.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you possess a high level of up-to-date relevant clinical knowledge and experience in caring for cancer patients. With evidence of ongoing continuous professional development. You must be highly motivated with strong leadership and excellent communication skills.

Working with the Cancer Management Team, Cancer Multidisciplinary Teams and Clinical Nurse Specialists this post will be responsible for the implementation and assessment of the service against the NHSI quality measures.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

For further information about the role or an informal discussion please contact Anne Snow.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Computer literate and adequate IT skills.
  • Working at senior level, ability to prioritise and manage own time and caseload.
  • Able to work autonomously and lead others at an advanced level, aware of own limitations and seeks out appropriate advice and support.
  • To work effectively in a team or alone and can also support, educate and motivate others



  • Uses initiative and able to manage difficult and sensitive situations
  • Demonstrates advanced leadership decisions making skills
  • Can prioritise and coordinate own work and that of junior staff
  • Can effectively prioritise, coordinate and lead own work and that of others
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lead and work within a multi-disciplinary team(s)
  • Self aware to deal with emotional impact of role



  • Expert in specialist area, competent at nursing care and life support to BLS standard
  • Ability to act on own professional actions and make informed and accurate decisions.
  • Able to maintain effectiveness and calm under pressure
  • Able to critically analyse and offer innovative and creative ideas to improve patient care/working practices

Communication Skills


  • Demonstrate expert verbal and non verbal communication skills and be able to impart sensitive, complex and significant news to patients and carers effectively, and to educate others in this area.
  • Excellent communicator in multi disciplinary forums and multi-professional meetings and events

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Registered Nurse with live NMC registration
  • Cancer care/ training/knowledge.
  • To be in the process of completing a degree or already hold a relevant degree
  • Formal qualification or through relevant cancer or counselling experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training.
  • Advanced knowledge and a clear understanding of local and national cancer standards, policies and guidance.
  • To demonstrate a genuine interest in cancer care and knowledge of this speciality, working at an advanced level clinically and managerially
  • Competent in dealing with breaking of significant news to patients and relatives. (see below Communication skills training)
  • Accountable for own professional actions underpinned by theory and experience.


  • Qualification in management, leadership.
  • Counselling certificate
  • Advanced communication skills training/ qualification
  • To have completed relevant degree or Level 3 study and working towards masters level qualifications

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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