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Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse - Team Leader

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Here within the Skin Cancer Team at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are looking to recruit a dynamic registered nurse to the post of: Band 7 Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse.

The successful candidate must have current or previous experience of working within Skin Cancer specialist nursing.

The role requires a leader who can work autonomously within their scope of practice and support the team to deliver safe effective care to our patients. Furthermore, the appointee must be equipped with excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a diverse multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, patients, and allied healthcare providers.

You must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organised, computer literate and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to continued personal development.

This role will require flexibility and potential for cross site working

We would strongly encourage anyone interested in this exciting opportunity to contact us for further details.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role are:
  • Responsibility for the management of a defined caseload.
  • To provide leadership to the team, ensuring evidence based practice whilst leading on service and quality improvement.
  • Continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care.
  • Provide specialist nursing care and advice to a specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the specialty service and supporting the team to work to this high standard.
  • Competent in dermoscopy
  • The post holder will ensure cost effective use of resources

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses. For hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Competent in Demoscopy (Specialist knowledge relevant of the field of practice underpinned by theory and relevant practical experience )
  • Experience at Band 6 level or equivalent within specialty



  • Experience of managing staff



  • Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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