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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Dermatology Skin Cancer

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Dermatology Skin Cancer

Band 6 / Band 7 (developmental role)

Royal Cornwall Hospital Dermatology Unit are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated person to join us as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Dermatology Skin Cancer.

Dermatology is a proactive department always improving to ensure that the care we provide is evidence based, safe and best practice.

The successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven experience in dermatology and skin cancer, using their specialist knowledge and skills to support the delivery of brilliant care.

Whilst we are seeking a CNS with proven experience and competence in skin cancer, for the right candidate, with transferable experience and skills, we will appoint to a developmental role (Appointed at Band 6 until competency achieved)

Main duties of the job

Maintaining the highest clinical standards in the management of Dermatology patients and assigned nurse-led services.

Ensuring active participation in continuing education and training as required for revalidation nursing registration.

Participating in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and Audit.

Attending meetings as appropriate.

Fulfilling duties as per clinical requirement.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or commitment to undertake (as appropriate for sub-specialty)
  • Completion or commitment to undertake relevant extended role scope competencies


  • University qualification in specialty
  • Teaching/assessment/mentoring qualification



  • Relevant nursing experience within specialty
  • Audit or research experience
  • Teaching and education experience

specialty knwoledge and expereince


  • Calm, friendly, felxible and the ability to respond to change in a logical and constructive manner
  • Dermatology nursing experience
  • skin cancer recognition experience


  • Specialist nurse experience in a specialty
  • skin checking competence

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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