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Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to lead and support an established team of band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialists supporting patients and families with Lung Cancer from prediagnosis, diagnosis, thoracic surgery, and systemic anti-cancer treatment and through to supportive and/or palliative care.

The opportunity to work within a team that is part of a large innovative lung cancer directorate, leading many developments and changes in the support and management of lung cancer.

Main duties of the job

Provision of high level of clinical expertise and knowledge, including assessment, treatment and management of the client group

leadership and management of the Macmillan Lung Cancer CNS team

delivery of training and support in relation to lung cancer

(Please see job description for further details)

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • registered general nurse
  • Educated to degree level or evidence of degree level studies
  • Mentorship qualification/evidence of work with learners
  • Evidence of Advanced communication skills training and level 2 psychological support
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification study at post graduate level or equivalent knowledge
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a nurse at band 6 in lung cancer setting
  • Evidence of working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Comprehensive knowledge of lung cancer diagnostics, treatment pathways and symptom management


  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Previous experience of working as a CNS
  • Evidence of involvement in delivering communication skills training
  • Knowledge and skills in relation to identifying and delivering staff support and supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road



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