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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2019.

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Macmillan Cancer Support Worker - Band 4

Job Reference: 339-PAM0371

North Bristol NHS Trust
Lung cancer
Southmead, Southmead, Bristol
£20,150 - £23,363 per ann

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via the NHS Jobs website or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your NHS Jobs and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse Team as a Cancer Support Worker on a fixed term contract or secondment for 22.5 hours per week (0.6 WTE) for 6 months.


The Support Worker will work closely with the other Cancer Support Workers and Cancer Services to assist the Cancer Nurse Specialists by co- coordinating and providing patient related administrative and patient related support to help with the smooth running of the service. This will include supporting the team: in the clinic setting; in carrying out office based duties; providing telephone support to patients; undertaking holistic needs assessments and care planning and in participating in the organisation of living well activities for people living with and beyond cancer.


The post holder will need excellent communication and IT skills, be able to exercise initiative, use independent judgement and make decisions within a variety of situations.


This job offers a great opportunity to be in a leading role delivering high quality care and support to cancer patients and their families

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and support please contact: Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist


Telephone 0117 4141900

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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