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Macmillan Haematology Cancer CNS Team Lead

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 pro rata Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated senior nurse who is passionate about Haematological cancer to lead and develop the cross site Haematology Cancer CNS Team. This is a permanent Band 8a post at 37.5 hours per week. This is a Macmillan badged post with access to support and educational funding.

Applications for this post are invited from nurses who have had extensive experience in haematological cancer. We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking individual who is flexible, self-motivated, and reliable plus a good team player and leader. The successful candidate should have a degree and be willing to develop their academic and clinic practice. They should have excellent communication skills verbally and written. They will play an active part in clinical practice, education, research/audit and the implementation of national guidelines and transformative services. The successful applicant will work as part of a well-established dynamic multi-disciplinary Haematology Cancer team who provide specialist advice, holistic care and support to patients, relatives and members of the health care teams. They will be required to lead, develop and evaluate the Haematology Cancer service to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead and manage the Haematology Cancer CNS Nursing Teams cross-site on a daily basis, ensuring that the teams provide an excellent service to the Trust through evidence based practice, education, policy and guideline development.

The Post Holder will continually develop, implement and evaluate the Haematology Cancer Service to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-professional framework

Lead developments in practice consistent with the patient care priorities set nationally and locally.

Development of new roles or service redesign will take place in line with best practice and evidence based care.

Develop and manage nurse led clinics to streamline the haematology cancer services to improve patient experience and develop effective pathways

Maintain a high profile in clinical practice, promoting clinical excellence, initiating learning opportunities and promoting effective learning environments in all ward areas and clinic areas

The postholder will be accountable for ensuring the highest standard of clinical care is provided within the relevant setting.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide leadership and support for the Haematology Cancer CNS Teams cross-site

Work autonomously and demonstrate advanced practice by managing a caseload of patients and demonstrate advanced practice in the holistic assessment

Lead the development of Personalised Care for haematology cancer patients which will include the further development of the Supported Self Management programmeand play an active role in the delivery and design of Moving On and Health & Wellbeing Events

Promote collaborative working relationships and effective communication between all members of the MDT to improve the management and outcomes of patients within the specialist area

Facilitate effective communication and co-ordinate referral of patients and carers to appropriate support services and community Trusts to promote a seamless service and thus reduce/avoid admissions and length of stay to the acute trust

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration
  • Degree in Nursing and working towards MSc
  • Post Registration Oncology/Haematology qualification
  • Leadership & Management qualification
  • Advanced Communication Skills training
  • Mentor Prep/Teaching & Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development
  • Advanced Physical Assessment skills or willing to complete


  • Project Management qualification
  • Non Medical Prescribing qualification



  • Team Lead/Project Lead experience
  • Experience working with cancer/haematology patients
  • Experience of developing a new service/initiative
  • Experience of working with Patient groups to improve services
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent Time Management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work at pace and deliver to timescales


  • Report writing
  • Awareness of the national cancer agenda
  • Cancer clinical trials experience



  • IT skill- Proficient in use of IT systems
  • Knowledge of Personalised Care Agenda for Breast Cancer
  • Knowledge of Breast Cancer and its Treatments
  • Good communication skills orally and written
  • Knowledge of management and leadership models


  • Budgetary Management knowledge
  • Leading a project

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital & Frimley Park Hospital

Wexham St, Slough SL2 4HL



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