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CNS Urology-oncology

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

To act as an advanced autonomous practitioner, demonstrating a highlevel of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct evidencedbased patient care. Post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary teamproviding professional and clinical support in the care of patients withsolid tumour cancer.

To undertake health assessments diagnosing, treating and dischargingpatients with range of cancer related conditions.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide expert care and treatment topatients within agreed protocols and clinical guidelines. However theClinical Nurse Specialist will also have the ability to make decisionsoutside these frameworks, where necessary based on best practice.Provide support within the team and act as role model and resource,encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill andimproving patient outcome.

Functions in a variety of role dimensions: health care provider, educator,researcher, clinical advocate and implementer of clinical governance.With clinical colleagues lead the development of clinical services withincancer services and improve the quality of care delivered.

Main duties of the job

Develop new and innovative ways of working within CCC and the wider network area. Develop new patient pathways and processes that enable consultant teams to work more effectively and efficiently thereby contributing to a reduced patient wait in clinics and improved follow upprocesses. Support standards of safe practice within the Trust that ensures the appropriate person, in the appropriate place, in an efficient and timely manner, cares for patients identified. Co-ordinate directadmission of patients presenting with complications of treatment or needing supportive therapy through agreed protocols and processes.Contribute to the Multi-Disciplinary Team discussion, participate in the advanced physical and psychosocial assessment , interpreting clinical and diagnostic findings in order to determine a diagnosis, evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs and develop anevidence based plan and co-ordination of care. As a result communicating actions by clinical staff for the safe and timely delivery of patient care.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust provides highly-specialist cancer care for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

In June 2020, we opened Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool, our spectacular new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, providing state-of-the-art facilities as part of a �162m investment. Alongside our flagship hospital in Liverpool, we also have two other main cancer centres:
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral, providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care on the Clatterbridge Health Campus in Bebington, Wirral
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree, our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree University Hospital site

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Able to work without supervision anduse initiative.
  • Excellent leadership andcommunication skills with an ability todeal with distressing and conflictingsituations.
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, inspireand support teams within area ofpractice.
  • Ability to create and support thelearning environment.
  • Ability to compile concise and accuratereports verbally, written and viaelectronic patient records
  • Excellent organisational skills andhave an ability to manage ownworkload, prioritise and work underpressure within changeable deadlines

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Degree in healthcare related subject
  • Evidence of Masters level learning
  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care or relevant specialist subject.
  • Advanced Communications Skills training or prepared to work towards
  • Recognised Leadership qualification


  • Psychological skills training- Level 2 or above
  • MSc Clinical Examination
  • Msc Research qualification



  • In depth understanding of evidence based practice and ability to critically appraise and implement research findings into practice.
  • Extensive knowledge of national standards and policies within specialist field.
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Relevant post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in cancer, palliative care or the specialty.
  • Experience of teaching.
  • In-depth specialist experience
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Evidence of advanced communications skills
  • Ability to lead and influence change


  • HNA training and undertaking eHNA
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures.
  • Experience of working as a clinical nurse specialist
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Understanding of Macmillan Cancer Support and it's role across the UK.

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral

Clatterbridge Road


CH43 4JY

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