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Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Lung Cancer
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time: 21.5
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata
02/06/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview




21.5 hours a week

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Band 7 Specialist Nurse. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated registered nurse whom is passionate and committed to delivering excellent holistic care for all patients with Lung Cancer. 

We are a small team that provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients with lung cancer.  The service we provide is highly specialised expert advice and support by direct involvement from pre-diagnosis and for all those affected by lung cancer throughout their cancer journey.

The lung cancer team also works very closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary supporting respiratory, oncology and thoracic clinics.

The successful applicant will be required to work as an autonomous practitioner with support from the lead Band 7 Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists where needed.  You should ideally have recent experience working closely with patients who have cancer and an understanding of treatment pathways and symptom management.

A basic understanding of the Somerset cancer register is desirable.

Part of the role of the specialist nurse is to provide education. This is not only for our patients and their families but includes other health care professionals who are involved in the care of lung cancer patients.

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be essential. The applicants should have a keen desire to continuously develop their clinical practice and knowledge to reflect the ever changing services we provide.

For further information please contact Donna Denby, Lead Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist on 01253 955578.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Denby, Lead Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

01253 955578