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Clinical Nurse Specialist Breast Care - Band 6

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
**This position is open to staff working at the Trust in the 'ECT Family' this includes current East Cheshire NHS Trust employees, bank staff, ISS staff and volunteers at the Trust.**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Breast Care Nurse to join the Breast Team at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

This post will enable the successful applicant to join a well-established, enthusiastic and motivated clinical team. There will be the opportunity to engage in further training and development to support the individual's educational needs within the role.

The post holder will work alongside the Breast Care Nurses as a member of the Breast Care Nursing Team to provide a quality service for patients with breast cancer. The service will be based on a framework of knowledge and experience within the field of breast surgery and oncology medicine.

Hours per week: 14 (to be worked over 2 days).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of the breast multi-disciplinary team within the secondary care setting. The post holder will autonomously liaise with patients, carers, consultants, GP's and related therapists providing information, Holistic Needs Assessments, supporting the health promotion and support for patients with early breast cancer from diagnosis and at every stage throughout their complex breast cancer pathway.

The post holder will work closely with the Breast Care Nursing team providing cover for specific clinical commitments such as MDT meetings, clinic sessions and telephone advice. As a member of the Breast cancer multi-disciplinary team you will be expected to undertake Advanced Communication Skills training in order to facilitate clinics and provide holistic assessment and psychological support to Breast cancer patients and their carers.

The post will provide a comprehensive highly specialist service to clients recalled from the National Screening Programme for further assessment. This role will include supporting clients with breast cancer throughout their care pathway including overarching responsibility for the support of patients living with and beyond breast cancer.

To ensure expert psychological and clinical support for patients and their relatives/carers with referral to psychological support as appropriate to implement a recovery package for patients, for patients living with and beyond breast cancer.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse

Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate clinical experience
  • Able to perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care
  • An up to date knowledge of current issues within the NHS screening programme / local policies and initiatives
  • Postholder must be able to demonstrate good team working skills


  • Willingness to undertake relevant training within breast care nursing and oncology



  • Experience in breast cancer care

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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