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Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced, motivated and dynamic registered nurse to join our enthusiastic and supportive Neuro Oncology team, who are committed, driven individuals that are passionate about ensuring outstanding patient care is our highest priority for our complex patient group.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team as a B6 0.6 WTE Neuro-Oncology CNS and in collaboration with others, further support and develop the existing CNS service to encompass patients with Neuro Oncology High grade and Low -grade Brain tumours at all stages of care and treatment, including follow up.

We are looking for an individual who is keen to utilise opportunities to gain clinical, leadership and service development experience as a band 6 within a forward thinking and supportive team. You must be an effective team player with excellent communication and organisational skills and have the ability to think outside of the box.

Main duties of the job

Job purpose

The post holder will work as an important member of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and across the community.

The post holder will provide specialist nursing guidance working as a Generic Neuro-Oncology CNS by providing support for patients with high grade Brain Tumours predominantly but will also support Neuro Oncology Low-grade Brain tumours (primary) at all stages of care and treatment, including follow-up.

The post holder will utilize skills of clinical expertise, education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff. They will provide advice, support and information from the time of diagnosis and throughout curative, palliative and terminal phases.

They will work closely with the multidisciplinary team in hospital and the community to ensure a co-ordinated quality service and will be actively involved in education, audit and research.

The post holder will engage in discussions in multidisciplinary team meetings, including the Teenage and Young People MDT meeting, where appropriate and in the absence of the Band 7 CNS, will present patients, acting as an advocate for all patients with a diagnosis of primary brain tumours and contributing to the transition from paediatric to adult services where appropriate. The post holder will work with the Band 7 CNS to improve diagnosis and care pathways at time of diagnosis, care and end of life as per the NICE guidelines.

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

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Knowledge and experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in Nursing, speciality
  • Appropriate proven Leadership and Management experience
  • Proven commitment and Experience, evidence in teaching
  • Experience as a preceptor/mentor


  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN. 1ST level or relevent childrens' qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • First Degree in Nursing or health related surgery
  • Relevent accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching and assesing


  • Willingness to work towards a masters level academic study

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of Organisation and management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility,adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work and to support others
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor assessor
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Teaching
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • collaborative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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