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Nurse Specialist - Teenage Young Adult

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Registered Nurse to provide maternity cover and join the Teenage and Young Adult Team (TYA) within the Cancer Directorate at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the role of Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist.

This is an exciting chance to develop new skills at a band 6 level, whilst becoming part of a dynamic and expert team, leading the way in improving provision of TYA cancer care through collaborative working and shared commitment to young people with Cancer.

The TYA team provides specialist care to teenagers and young adults through all stages of the condition within an in-patient and outpatient setting. We provide a psychosocial support service alongside age-appropriate care to patients and their carers throughout the North East and Cumbria.

The postholder will be required to work as part of the wider regional TYA Service team based at the Principal Treatment Centre (NCCC).
  • Interview Date Thursday, 01 August 2024
  • 25 Hours/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

You should be a Registered Nurse with experience in dealing with Young Adults and have a sound knowledge of Cancer. The post holder will establish close links with local and regional cancer services and act as a core member of the TYA MDT.

By working with the TYA team and Site-Specific Teams you will promote a cohesive approach to developing TYA care within the region, in line with NHS service specification.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their alignment to the Trust Values and Professional Leadership Behaviors and an ongoing commitment to continuously improving the quality of the service that is delivered in addition to monitoring and maintaining standards of care. You will need to be creative, highly motivated, and willing to develop this service. You should also possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

We are committed to the care of young people going through a difficult time in their lives we work very closely with Teenage Cancer Trust ensuring we treat the young person and not just the cancer.

Ability and willingness to travel is essential.

If you are excited by this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oRegistered nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oDiploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role
  • oCurrent driving licence if relevant to role


  • oDegree in health related subject

Knowledge & Experience


  • oSome post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • oExtended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment
  • oKnowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • oHas understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • oEvidence of on-going continuous professional development


  • oResearch or audit experience
  • oEvidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

Skills & Abilities


  • oGood IT skills
  • oEffective report writing skills
  • oAble to work independently and as a member of a team
  • oEffective organisation and time management skills


  • oChange management skills and involvement in project work

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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