Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Contract 1 Permanent
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Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 6

Main area

Cancer Care


Band 6


1 Permanent post 37.5 and 1 secondment 15 hours


  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week (15 hours for Secondment)

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £33,706 - £40,588 pa or pa pro rota

    Salary period



    01/12/2022 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    The Lymphoma team require a Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist to support patients with any type of Lymphoma. The role involves being responsible for the coordination of care for patients, completing holistic needs assessments, creating personalised care plans and supporting patients after cancer treatment. You would be supported by a team of nurse specialists and support workers you will also be part of a dynamic and motivated wider clinical team.

    The Lymphoma team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust is an exemplar service. The nurses and support workers work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT), the medical clinicians and ward teams to provide a holistic and patient centred service. The culture is one of inclusivity and mutual respect with a focus on continuing development and innovation. The speciality has a focus on research and has pioneered the patient triaged follow up programme.

    Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached

    Working for our organisation What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do
  • Have responsibility for the provision of specialist nursing for patients with lymphoma, practicing autonomously as a core member of the multi- disciplinary team.
  • Will accept referrals to agreed criteria and be the identified key worker for a defined caseload to co-ordinate treatment and care.
  • Will provide specialist advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals.
  • Will practice clinically in agreed care settings, and advise and support Divisions regarding the overall management of the service.
  • Will work across professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required to develop and support patient-centred seamless care, with particular responsibility for nurse-led care initiatives.
  • Will be to manage and support the delivery of personalised care. which will be provided for patients as they complete treatment and transition into follow up care including patient triggered follow up.
  • What we're looking for

    We are seeking an applicant with proven expertise within the field of oncology/haematology nursing at Band 5 level or above, who can show evidence of professional development.

    Teamwork and mutual support is very important to us within Cancer Care, in order to provide a caring environment for patients, carers and their families. Liaison with referring centres, key services and members of the multidisciplinary team will be an essential element of the role to ensure patients receive seamless care.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Friday, 16th December 2022

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification or equivalent 120 credits at L6
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting a range of learners in practice
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Registered on MSc Pathway – completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Counselling qualification
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Desirable criteria
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Interest in nurse –led care
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Good communication with patients/clients and professionals
  • Able to organise own workload
  • IT skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to work across multiple sites with reasonable adjustments
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement
  • Desirable criteria
  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Interests/activities indicating teamwork, leadership, stress management
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 357.5KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 330.5KB)
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    Amy King

    Job title

    Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist

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