Neuro-Oncology Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Neuro-Oncology Nurse Specialist Band 6

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Band 6




Part time - 22.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rata

Salary period



03/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

Exciting opportunities have arisen for nurses looking to develop specialist clinical and managerial skills and progress their career within Neuro Oncology nursing. You will work in the Neuro oncology team as a nurse specialist providing follow up care and advice to the Skull base tumour patient group, hosting nurse led clinics virtually and participating in research. You will join a team of professionals with expert knowledge in the investigation and treatment of patients who may have a brain tumours.

The Wessex Neurological Centre (WNC) is one of the largest neuroscience centres in the country providing services to a population of 3 million people. Sitting within a large teaching hospital we are committed to maintaining high standards of care and developing our specialist services for the community. The Wessex Neurological Unit consists of: neurosurgery, Neurology, Acute Stroke, Spinal Service, Neurophysiology and Neuro OPD/ Pre-assessment.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents 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.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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

The Band 6 Specialist Nurse is responsible for the provision of specialist nursing care for a defined patient/client group, practicing as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team. Duties will include but not restricted to:

  • Co-manage and in liaison with the Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist, the patient caseload, to agreed referral and discharge criteria.
  • Will be supported to conduct virtual clinics to agreed criteria and support discharged patients via telephone support line and in liaison with other health care professionals/ Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Co-maintain the service database under direction of the Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist.

    We are looking for someone who works well within a team, with excellent communication skills and also capable of working autonomously. You will receive both in house and formal training and be supported by the Clinical Nurse Specialist. We are one of the leading major trauma centres in the UK and we would welcome you to join and contribute to our busy and dynamic multi- disciplinary team.


    Interviews will be held on Friday, 10 February 2023

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

    Person specification Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to work across multiple sites with reasonable adjustments.
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement
  • Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience, or portfolio
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of- Supporting a range of learners in practice and Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Registered on MSc Pathway – completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Counselling qualification
  • Phlebotomy trained
  • IT training
  • Experience 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.
  • Skills 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 Desirable criteria
  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values 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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    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, 551.7KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 333.0KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Janet Day

    Job title

    Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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    023 8120 4071
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