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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Macmillan Secondary Breast Cancer Nurse

Job Reference: 265-3055762

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
MacMillan Nurses
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£38,890 - £44,503 Per annum

Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have embarked on an exciting journey to become a University Hospitals Group, serving the whole of Northamptonshire and beyond through closer alignment and partnership with University of Leicester, University of Northampton and all other University partners. University of Leicester, with Northampton and Kettering Group, is committed to enhancing the partnership between academia and the NHS in Northamptonshire. A strong synergy between organisations is the key to success, major contributions made by consultant colleagues to the academic mission through research, teaching, education, clinical leadership, enterprise and innovation recognised by the award of a range of honorary titles from Honorary Fellow to Honorary Professor.

With four teaching schools (Allied Health Professions, Biological Sciences, Leicester Medical School, Psychology), six research departments (Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology hosting the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Health Sciences hosting the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Respiratory Sciences), the College’s mission is to pursue the highest standards of research, education, training in biomedical and related subjects, to apply this knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of populations, locally and in the world. The high calibre of our academic endeavour is increasingly being recognised. In the 2020 Shanghai International ranking, the Medical School in Leicester was ranked 20 (of 3,000 medical schools); Leicester was 5th in the UK (Highest rank for clinical medicine outside of the Golden Triangle). In April 2017 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre commenced, a collaboration between University of Leicester, University of Loughborough and University Hospitals of Leicester. The BRC brings together the work of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Science, Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.

Macmillan Secondary Breast Cancer Nurse

FULL TIME 09:00 – 17:00


There is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, motivated experienced cancer nurse to work as a core member of the multidisciplinary team, providing high quality patient centred care to those living with secondary breast cancer

The role involves undertaking a comprehensive Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Planning at key stages during the illness experience, acting as the patient’s Key Worker, coordinating their pathway from the point of diagnosis of secondary disease

The post holder will have the opportunity to provide specialist support during outpatient consultations, review inpatients and respond to alerts when secondary breast cancer patients are admitted as an emergency, demonstrating the ability to plan and implement programs of care in response to presenting symptoms

We welcome applications from passionate, motivated experienced cancer nurses who want to make a different and have recent experience in caring for patients living with breast cancer.

Interested applicants must hold a First Level Degree in cancer/palliative care or equivalent level of education or training. Experience of working as a Band 6 Nurse. Be able to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and assessment skills and have the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner as well as part of a team.

In return we can provide an opportunity to work with a dynamic Macmillan Team who are committed to providing high quality care to those affected by cancer and an opportunity for personal development

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Ruth Fox

Job title: Macmillan Secondary Breast Cancer CNS

Email address:

Telephone number: 01604 544532


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