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Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Thornton Heath
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) works as part of a multidisciplinary team providing high quality, safe care for Croydon patients requiring the services of the Lung Team, undergoing investigation and treatment for lung cancer. The CNS will be expected to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to make decisions regarding patient management, acting as a key worker. The CNS is responsible for ensuring delivery of evidence based, patient centred care in accordance with Trust and departmental guidelines and protocols, and in accordance with NMC The Code (2015). The post holder will manage a lung cancer patient caseload assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring care. Particular emphasis will be placed on the support of patients during the diagnostic phase and in the nurse-led post treatment phase.

Main duties of the job

To assess patients, plan, implement and monitor care, facilitating best practice and evidenced based patient centred care for patients with lung cancer. This involves providing continuity of care from the point of referral and diagnostic phase and in the nurse led post treatment phase, acting as a key worker.

To be involved in developing and maintain high standards of care by underpinning practice with current research and evidence based knowledge.

To be actively involved in monitoring and developing the Lung Cancer Service across the Trust. To ensure patients receive sustainable high quality care that is effective and safe

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • o1st level (active) registration/degree
  • oRelevant post registration experience at band 6 - minimum 2 years
  • oCancer/Lung experience
  • oAbility to work effectively within multidisciplinary team.
  • Advanced Communication Skills Training Certificate


  • oLevel 2 psychological skills training or working towards
  • oRecognised teaching qualification or working towards.
  • oAudit and research initiatives

Knowledge and understanding


  • oKnowledge of NHS operational and strategic issues and their impact on cancer services
  • oKnowledge and understanding cancer pathways including 2ww and 18ww routes.


  • oKnowledge of MDT working.
  • oExperience of clinics

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Thornton Heath


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