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Sarcoma Clinical Advisor

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) is the lead centre for the NHSE commissioned East Midlands Sarcoma Service (EMSS) and comprises two discrete work streams: Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) and Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS).

With an understanding of National Cancer Performance targets and a desire to improve the quality and timeliness of cancer care across the Trust the post holder will work in collaboration with Sarcoma Head of Service and Cancer Centre Lead nurse, and a variety of Sarcoma team across NUH And the region to lead on enhancing rapid diagnostics and cancer patient experience and identifying barriers to achieving performance compliance working with service improvement teams to overcome these. The post holder will support the delivery and sustainability of rapid diagnostics principles from early identification to timely referral, symptom assessment, coordinated testing, timely diagnosis, onward referral and patient coordination.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the ongoing development and sustainability of the personalised care and support agenda within Sarcoma services across the Trust, building on previous work streams and embedding the use of Holistic Needs Assessments and care planning, Treatment Summaries, Health and Wellbeing initiatives and the use of risk stratified pathways and remote monitoring solutions.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate how their input impacts on cancer performance across the trust and the benefits of a whole pathway approach to sustaining personalised care. The post holder will be a strong clinical leader with experience in cancer services and proven involvement in change management, able to engage with all staff members involved in Sarcoma services provision.

The post holder will play a pivotal role in creating and delivering a strategic vision for Sarcoma services, ensuring that all patients receive timely, high quality and safe cancer care.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed description of all duties please refer to the Job Description document attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • oHealth Care Practitioner with appropriate registration oFirst degree or equivalent oEvidence of CPD
  • oMentor/assessor qualification or experience oAbility to manage spreadsheets and/or databases and PowerPoint oExperience of teaching or formal teaching qualification


  • Masters degree



  • oExperience of leading and delivering programmes of change within an acute or community NHS setting oExperience working in sarcoma cancer care
  • oSignificant recent post registration experience including management and leadership experience oKnowledge of budgets/financial control oExperience of Cancer wait times and Cancer performance targets oExperience of Cancer Personalised care agenda


  • o. Project management experience oInvolvement in business planning oExperience of Quality, Risk and Safety oExperience of rapid diagnostic pathways



  • oExcellent communications skills, written and oral oAbility to build successful teams oAbility to influence and motivate staff to deliver challenging targets
  • oExcellent problem solving skills using team when appropriate oExperience of audit and using audit tools Able to present and receive complex information within the multi professional team
  • oUnderstanding of pro-active performance management within a large clinical area oAbility to prioritise own workload and maintain consistent standards oForward thinking, innovative

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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