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Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Full Time
Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse Band 6 - Full-time 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Fixed Term Secondment until 31st March 2025

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Nurse to join our Macmillan Colorectal Nursing team, providing high quality care for our busy Colorectal Cancer service.

The post holder will join a friendly and well established team, including a Nurse Consultant, Clinical nurse specialist, Enhanced Recovery CNS and two Macmillan Patient Support Officer's and a Nurse led Triage assessment team.

We have five consultant Surgeons who perform Laparoscopic surgery for Colorectal Cancer and minimally invasive surgery for early rectal cancers, as well as providing diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies.

Our Colorectal service provides a nurse led rapid diagnostic 2 week wait and treatment pathways for colorectal cancers, in partnership with our local cancer centre, the Royal Marsden Hospital.

We work closely with Royal Marsden Partners and Macmillan to deliver a bespoke, patient centred and Nurse led Colorectal Cancer service for our patients, including stratified follow up, holistic needs assessments and personalised care. We are also fortunate to be part of a well-established wider Macmillan Cancer Nursing team within the trust.

If providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right are important to you, all while working alongside like-minded and passionate colleagues, then we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The Colorectal Specialist Nurse will:
  • Work closely with the Nurse Consultant, Enhanced Recovery Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Macmillan Patient Support Officers.
  • Have clinical input in the management of patients having surgery and other cancer therapies
  • Provide leadership in this field, working as part of a multi-professional team, ensuring patients with Colorectal Cancer and their families receive the highest standard of care and support from the time of diagnosis throughout the course of their disease
  • Ensure continuity of care and precise communication between the cancer centres and Croydon Health Services NHS trust
  • Contribute to develop, implement and evaluate a seamless specialist service, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of clinical care
  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist service, providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals and patients
  • Actively undertake clinical audits within the specialist area
  • Be responsible for contributing to the on-going development of clinical practice and standards of care within the service, including development of policies, protocols and guidelines and contribute peer review and new Royal Marsden Partner guidelines and developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and Qaulification


  • Registered Nurse level 1.
  • First degree in Nursing or health related subject.
  • Two years post registration experience, including one year in Colorectal surgery / cancer / endoscopy


  • Mentorship qualification or evidence of relevant experience.
  • Oncology Nursing or other relevant oncology course
  • Working towards or willing to undertake Masters level study



  • Excellent communication skills with patients, families and colleagues including complex information and care of the anxious/ distressed patient
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to contribute and experience of multidisciplinary team working.


  • A willingness to undertake expanded roles as required, adhering to NMC scope of practice.



  • Sufficient post registration experience in Colorectal speciality, and to be confident and competent in using the required skills to undertake the role.


  • Involvement in audit and research.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to use own initiative including good organisational skills and time management.
  • Ability to work autonomously, within the multidisciplinary team, and to direct operational issues affecting the wider team.
  • Excellent documentation and computer skills


  • Teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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