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Macmillan Urology CNS Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 18 months (Contract ending on 31st March 2024)
Part time - 30 hours per week
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Shirley House, Croydon University Hospital
£38,762 - £45,765 pro rata inclusive of HCAS per annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59
Interview date

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Macmillan Urology CNS Band 6

part time 30 hours per week,  18 months fixed term

The post holder will work as part of the Macmillan Nursing and Support Team, providing high quality, safe care for patients in the Trust. The post holder will primarily work within the Uro-Oncology Service (Urology), and have opportunity to gain experience and knowledge within the wider Urology cancer nursing team. The post holder is responsible for ensuring delivery of evidence based, patient centred care in accordance with Trust and departmental guidelines and protocols, and in accordance with the NMC the Code (2018). The post holder will work under the direction of the ANP to manage a patient caseload; assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring care. The post holder will provide specialist advice for patients and their careers, and provide visible nursing leadership to Trust colleagues.

Interviews will be held on the 12th October 2022

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the ongoing development of clinical practice and standards of care within the service, including policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • To be a visible and proactive nursing leader; acting as a clinical resource and ensuring sustained delivery of high quality, personalized patient care, holistic needs assessment and care planning.
  • To maintain a proactive approach to managing patient flow through the defined clinical area and Urology cancer pathways.
  • Act as a resource and educator for medical and nursing colleagues within primary and secondary care settings regarding management of oncological emergencies and complex diagnostic pathways.
  • To support the development of new service models including ambulatory care and outpatient services to cater for this cohort of patients, thereby promoting admission avoidance and earlier discharge.
  • To provide clinical nurse cover for the CNS

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

***Please see job description for detailed information on the main responsibilities of this role*** .

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • First level registered nurse & relevant degree in nursing/ midwifery or health related field
  • • Working towards/ willing to work towards relevant Masters level studies & evidence of continued professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Post basic qualification in cancer or relevant subject
  • Teaching and assessing qualification

Knowledge and understanding

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of Uro-Oncology and the role in acute care
  • Ability to contribute to the work of the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Evidence of attending relevant cancer study days
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of urology/ Experience of Holistic Needs Assessment


Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience at band 5 or above; at least two of which must be in cancer related field.
  • Ability to work autonomously, within the MDT Team, and to direct operational issues affecting the wider team
  • • Ability to coordinate complex patient pathways within the working environment.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audit and research

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • IT literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of delivering evidence-based cancer care
  • Ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary team
  • Change agent – participation in implementing changes within practice
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching, training and presentation skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Kristoffer Ohlin
Job title
Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner Urology
Email address
Telephone number
0208 401 3000
Additional information

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