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Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Upper GI Cancer

Job Reference: 385-SD-016-HN

Weston Area NHS Trust
Macmillan Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist
Weston General Hospital, Weston-Super-Mare
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

Macmillan Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist

An exciting opportunity to join has arisen to become part of a small well-established Upper GI Cancer Team in a friendly and supportive work environment. The post holder will be part of a dynamic team playing a pivotal role in leading and delivering Upper GI service and will be a key member of the team in delivering high quality patient care.

The successful candidate would be working as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team within the Surgical and Cancer directorate. It is a busy, friendly, team who are passionate and committed to the care of Upper GI cancer patients in order to provide a prompt and seamless service. The role of the Macmillan Upper GI CNS includes providing information, advice and support for Upper GI cancer patients, and those close to them, at all stages of their disease. Including pre and post any surgical or oncology intervention.

The role will work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to ensure a high quality; holistic approach to the management of the patient pathway is maintained.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated candidate who can demonstrate the appropriate knowledge and skills to join our team, where we are committed to ensuring that patients are at the centre of our service. Essential requirements are RGN of at least 3 years with a 1st level degree is required or working towards. Oncology and/or Upper GI experience. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

The ability to be flexible and organised in the workplace with a passion for delivering a quality and successful service is essential. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individual with the ability to work in a potentially demanding and diverse workflow and to work on his/her own initiative, as a member of a growing team. If you think you have the skills and motivation to succeed in this role we are keen to hear from you. Informal conversations or visits to our team from interested parties are strongly encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Hatton Senior Sister Oncology Heamatology Day Unit

Tel. 01934 647266


Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.

Weston also has a number of new housing developments, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with a number of sites including a University Campus. Weston truly has a family friendly culture making it a wonderful place to live and work.

The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train, and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 means the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient numbers of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

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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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