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Macmillan Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Colorectal Cancer
NHS AfC: Band 7
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Dorset County Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 pro rata per annum
21/10/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career



Band 7

22.5 HOURS A WEEK (permanent)

We are looking for dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse to join the Colorectal Team at Dorset County Hospital. This is a great opportunity to develop your specialist skills in a beautiful part of the country.

We are a proactive Colorectal Team who were a pilot site for the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI). Supported self-management pathways and the cancer recovery package are in place for patients following colorectal cancer treatment. The successful individual work with our current CNS to manage a number of nurse led clinics including remote monitoring, nurse led follow up, treatment summary and care planning clinics. They will support the Nurse Consultant in the providing a telephone assessment service for new colorectal referrals and experience of telephone nursing/clinics and a broad knowledge of gastrointestinal disease are essential.

We are a team of 5 Colorectal Surgeons, Colorectal Nurse Consultant, Colorectal Cancer CNSs, Macmillan Cancer Support worker and stoma care nurses.  The ethos of our Unit is to minimise the stress of colorectal cancer surgery through minimally invasive techniques and post-operative enhanced recovery programmes.

We are a bowel cancer screening centre and our new cancer centre is due to open this year. This will expand our chemotherapy unit and enable patients to receive radiotherapy treatment onsite.

The role will include working as a core member of the colorectal multi-disciplinary team, having active involvement in the referral, investigation, treatment and follow-up of patients with malignant colorectal disease. As key worker you will coordinate care pathways and provide specialist psychological support and symptom management for patients.

Although the post is based in surgery the role will include collaborative working with our oncology, chemotherapy and palliative care teams. Applicants will be expected to have relevant post-registration experience of colorectal surgery or oncology nursing with evidence of effective leadership and the ability to work independently.  Excellent communication skills and an understanding of cancer standards, peer review and the key worker role are essential.






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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Lane, Colorectal Nurse Consultant, Colorectal Unit, Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester 01305 255273 or