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Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus high cost area supplement
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cancer Team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital are looking to appoint a Band 7 Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist to help support and further develop our lung cancer service.

This is a unique opportunity for any nurse who has extensive experience as a senior band 6 within respiratory medicine or cancer care who wishes to expand their clinical skills and knowledge to help develop an expanding service which is fully patient centred.

The nurse will be a highly visible presence across the speciality and wards, working to ensure the highest standards of care, setting and maintaining standards of clinical excellence and continuously improving experiences for patients, families and carers.

The patient experience will be a priority for you with a strong emphasis on compassion and dignity. You will be supported by an experienced and committed management team.

For this role you will need to have current NMC Nursing registration with post qualification experience.

Possession of excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills coupled with evidence of continuing professional development is essential.

In addition you will be required to demonstrate a flexible approach to work.

Main duties of the job

Princess Alexandra Hospital diagnoses over 200 new Lung Cancers a year. The role of the Macmillan Lung Cancer Nursing team is to provide a specialist service to support patients through this journey.

The post holder will work under the direction of the Macmillan Head of Nursing for Cancer to deliver a supporting nursing service for patients and their families undergoing treatment and investigation for Lung Cancer within the Princess Alexandra Trust.

The Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Team provides advice and effective nursing care to all patients within the Lung Cancer Service whilst working as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Care Team.
  • To assess the information needs of patients, service users, family and friends, and provide relevant support, information, education, advice and counselling when necessary.
  • To support patients with lung cancer throughout the duration of their cancer journey from the period of investigation, diagnosis and treatment and beyond
  • To ensure continuity for patients referred for specialist care by liaison with referring centre
  • Facilitates all staff in the development of practice with a view to promoting person centred care when caring for the individual with lung cancer

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification. Available to download at anytime .

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Teaching qualification
  • Educated to minimum of 1st degree level or equivalent experience
  • Post registration qualification relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • MSc or working towards
  • Advanced Communications skills training
  • Level 2 Psychologocai skills training



  • Substantial post-registration experience in lung cancer conditions and treatments
  • Previous experience in a post involving clinical and managerial responsibilities
  • Knowledge of current advances and pathways of care relevant to specialty
  • Proven evidence of improving the patient experience
  • Experience of multi professional working


  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Previous experience of working as a clinical nurse specialist

Skills an knowledge


  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence
  • Skilled in use of computer/keyboard
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and to work to deadlines
  • Ability to motivate staff and improve individuals and team performance
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with multi professional teams
  • Demonstrates evidence of knowledge and ability to undertake change management
  • Able to manage stressful situations and challenge decisions to ensure that patient needs are met

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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