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Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Part Time
Are you passionate about providing excellent patient care for patients diagnosed with skin cancer? Do you have the knowledge and skills or the willingness to learn to provide this across the whole patient pathway?

The ideal candidate will ideally have some experience in dermatology or oncology nursing with an interest in skin cancer gained through working in a specialist or senior clinical nursing role. The post holder will be the key worker for patients with suspected and confirmed skin cancer diagnoses and will be required to provide a complete nurse led service within the parameters of the key worker role.

Our patients are at the heart of what we do, you will be instrumental in gaining their feedback and using this to shape the service, along with regular audits. You will be responsible for shaping the service to ensure our patients have the best possible experience and that our care is in line with the Dermatology Delivery plan.

We would like to hear from you if you can demonstrate your passion and commitment to the provision of high quality, patient centred care. You will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team through excellent communication and organisational skills. You must be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and drive for achieving and sustaining high clinical standards along with the ability to work effectively in a Nurse Specialist role through being a credible role model.

Main duties of the job

Act as a clinical expert and resource by maintaining specialist knowledge, expertise and credibility through direct clinical practice and managing a caseload of patients with suspected or confirmed skin cancer

Be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, clinically effective nursing care within the Dermatology service.

Use clinical expertise and clinical skills to accurately assess an identified patient cohort and manage whole episodes of patient care independently.

Provide clinical leadership to staff within the area, working in close collaboration and co-operation with members of the multi professional team and outside agencies.

Establish and maintain collaborative working with clinical and educational networks.

Work within the Skin Cancer CNS team, with a focus on compassionate and kind support and collaboration

Reporting to the lead nurse on all aspects of clinical activities, including significant changes affecting provisions of nursing care.

Directly line manage and support administrative team

With consultant supervision undertake clinics

Support patients undertaking radiotherapy

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Teaching/Mentoring qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation


  • Masters level study or equivalent experience



  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of Clinical Nurse Specialist role and cancer pathways, nursing theory and best practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience in specialist area
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience
  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience


  • Previous knowledge of working within skin cancer and or Dermatology
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to cope with sensitive and sometimes distressing emotional issues, and to support others
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing/NHS
  • Excellent IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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