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Urology Faster Diagnosis Service Nurse - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Bretton Gate, Peterborough
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Anum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
*** Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

An intrinsic member of the Urology Surgery Service providing Specialist Urology Nursing alongside the CNS team, Urology Consultants, and members of the multidisciplinary team, focusing on patients with or suspected Urology.

Provide advice, support and information to nursing staff, associated healthcare professionals and members of the primary and secondary healthcare team's.

Provide a high quality and effective professional nursing service to patients with cancer and their relatives / carers, based upon current evidence of best practice.

Main duties of the job

A. Clinical responsibilities

Support compliance against the 28-day faster diagnosis standard and 62-daycancer waiting times (CWT) guidance for the Urology suspected cancer pathway, including Prostate, Bladder, Renal, Penile.

Provide comprehensive, consistent and clear information and support to thoseindividuals referred on the pathway, including clear decisions regarding next actions.

Positively impact on the experience of patients and carers by providing highstandards of clinical practice and care.

Provide nursing clinical expertise to primary and secondary care colleagues regarding the pathway, including operational risks and compliance against the pathway milestones, and clinical updates regarding an individual referred on the pathway where appropriate.

Provide nursing clinical expertise to address the 28-day faster diagnosis standard 62d and 104d long wait lists, including regular review and prioritisation for those on the pathway awaiting next actions.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A. Planning and Organisational

Support the development of Urology Cancer Pathway across NWAFT including the triage, support management of 2WW appointments and identify streamlining opportunities by working alongside colleagues in Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology.

To explore current practice, identifying areas for development and planning

appropriate change using current evidence to evaluate outcomes.

Work closely with FDS Navigator to mitigate patients diagnosed over 28 days.

This role will be a key stakeholder in pathway development of Urology cancer pathway across NWAFT.

The role will work closely with all stakeholders involved in the Urology Cancer Pathways to find solutions, drive collaborative working and ensure continuous improvement. Working with, but not limited to the below.

Imaging, Radiology, Pathology

Clinical Nurse Specialists

CBU Operational team

CBU admin team

Cancer FDS Navigator

Cancer tracker

Consultants/ Clinicians

Cancer performance team
B. Management
  • Liaise closely with Operation management in the CBU, Division and wider Trust working toward common goals to improve FDS standard.
  • Prioritise own workload and manage time effectively when working alone or in collaboration with others.
  • Manage the work by identifying priorities and developing supportive networks.
  • Support of development pathways between Northwest Anglia Foundation Trust and tertiary Hospitals.
  • Work with colleagues in implementing local and national guidelines.
  • Act as a role model for others.
  • Be accountable for own actions and professional conduct.
  • Contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Contribute to service planning and delivery, attending annual general meetings, planning year forward work plans and undertaking patient surveys to inform service development.

Visualise and map patient pathways by reviewing the last 10 patient breaches with the support of the cancer management team, reviewing delays to understand trends or common underlying reasons for delays and identify areas for improvement.
C. Communication responsibilities
  • Promote and review the use of cancer-related patient information, ensuring that all documents meet corporate standards and follow local, Network and National guidelines.
  • Assist in facilitating the development of communication with patients and user involvement in services, including patient support groups.
  • Provides extensive support to patients and carers utilising advanced communication skills when patients are exposed to distressing and emotional circumstances.
D. Educational
  • Optimise every opportunity to maintain and improve professional knowledge skills and competence.
  • To educate and provide specialist advice to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Support, initiate and maintain close liaison with the multi-disciplinary team within the hospital and the primary care team.
  • Participate in annual MPA reviews.
  • Attend mandatory training in accordance with Trust policy and adhere to all Trust Policies and Procedures.

o Maintain a level of practice in accordance with hospital policy, NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice in order to meet the changing needs of the patient and service.

o Participate in clinical supervision.
  • Keep up to date with research and update practice accordingly.
  • To use and participate in appropriate networks to develop and enhance practice.
  • Support the education of nursing and medical students in the department.
E. Personal Development
Contribute to the development of specialist guidelines and protocols in collaboration with colleagues to optimise the care of patients on a suspected Urology Cancers.

Develop collaborative communication pathways across service providers, including primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings, to contribute to future strategic planning and development of cancer services.

Act as a role model to ensure high standards throughout the patient pathway, practicing within the clinical governance framework, promoting a learning environment for professional development and being accountable for continuously improving the quality of our services and safeguarding high standards of care where excellent clinical care already exist.
F. Service and Policy Development
Develop and review protocols, policies and procedures, in conjunction with the Lead Nurse and Matron, to promote safe, equitable and consistent care for all Urology cancer patients.

Contribute to the development of specialist guidelines and protocols in collaboration. with colleagues to optimise the care of patients on a suspected Urology Cancer pathways

Work with other members of the Clinical Urology MDT to develop mechanisms for monitoring and maintaining care in relation to national and local cancer standards.

Maintain records of clinical service, including developing methods of evaluation and monitoring patient progress, including audit.

Establish and maintain rolling audit programmes relating to Urology Cancers, in particular those relating to NICE Guidelines.

Promote innovation in developing care for cancer patients.

Undertake patient surveys in order to develop and inform services.
G. Research and Development (includes Risk & Governance Management)
  • Participate and undertake clinical audit, as appropriate to the role and identify areas for audit and evaluation in the management of cancer patients and future practice.
  • Attend audit meetings on a regular basis and be willing to present findings as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of research developments within oncology.
  • Develop and update patient information as necessary.

Person Specification



  • oFully Qualified Registered Nurse with a valid NMC Number
  • oDemonstrates ongoing professional development
  • oACAS Masters level 7 or willing to complete
  • oNMP Masters Level 7 or willing to complete
  • oAdvance Communication Skills
  • oProven track record of supervising and teaching health care practitioners


  • oRecognised post registration teaching qualification



  • oExperience at Band 6 within Urology.


  • oAudit and research experience within the relevant area.
  • oExperience of confidently and effectively reviewing and reporting procedure, blood and histology results and acting appropriately.



  • oKnowledge of Urology Cancer Pathways
  • oGood clinical knowledge and skills in a surgical environment
  • oExperience in assisting and implementing, guidelines, protocols and pathways

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


NWAFT - Cross site working

Edith Cavell Campus

Bretton Gate, Peterborough


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