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Prostate diagnosis nurse practitioner

Job Reference: 188-NM2055

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Prostate diagnosis nurse
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

Along with a £2.2 million expansion into our own new unit the Urology team is undergoing an exciting development and expanding our nursing team. We have been exceptionally privileged to receive funding from this expansion to increase our Nurse Practitioner team.

At UHS we see approximately 1200 new referrals a year for men with a raised PSA and diagnose approx. 800 new men with prostate cancer a year. You will work alongside Southampton University, Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK to offer a large portfolio of research trials and are well supported by Research nurses from both our own research team and CRUK.

This post comes at an exciting time as we change our diagnostic pathway within our new unit. The right candidate will be given the support to develop themselves, their professional career and service to meet the needs of our team and our patients. You will work alongside and offer support to the rest of our prostate cancer team. This includes two band 7 clinical nurse specialists covering both newly diagnosed patients and men with advanced disease. We also have a prostate patient triggered follow up team that keep a watchful eye on approximately 1000 men on surveillance. Additionally we have a very enthusiastic and committed urology day unit team that are pivotal in helping us move to the new centre and support out patients.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who is ready to develop and use their knowledge of urology and/ or urology to support our patients and families. You will be encouraged to work autonomously and undertake your own clinics as well as support the consultants in our multi-disciplinary prostate clinic. We will access in house training and some specialist external educational also. You will have the support of our fun and friendly team. We are all committed to our patients and the future of Urology so the right person will be encouraged to progress their skills and be welcomed into the team.

Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, UHS is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. 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.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 26 August.

Interviews for this post will take place on Saturday 7 September.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vanessa Basketter


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.


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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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