Associate Colorectal Cancer CNS - Developmental Role

Colorectal Cancer

Posted: 3 days ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Developmental Role, Band 5 to band 6 on completion


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.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Associate Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist - Developmental Role

Band 5 progressing to 6

Fulltime 37.5 hrs/wk

Are you looking for career progression in a specialist nursing role?

Do you have an interest in colorectal cancer, surgery and oncology?

We are looking for a dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse to join our colorectal cancer nursing team. The successful candidate will work with our established nursing team and wider MDT in supporting patients with colorectal cancer throughout their treatment, providing individualised and compassionate care. As a key worker they will coordinate care pathways and provide specialist psychological support and symptom management for patients to ensure timely treatment is given and quality of life is maximised.

Dorset County Hospital is a bowel cancer screening centre and has an established straight to test referral pathway for patients with bowel symptoms. There is a new cancer centre onsite providing both chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. Supported self-management and the cancer recovery package are in place for patients following colorectal cancer treatment. The post holder will complete care plans and treatment summaries as well as contribute to health and wellbeing events.

This is a challenging role that requires a self motivated and dedicated individual who will take advantage of the opportunities available to achieve the core cancer CNS competencies. Support and education will be provided with funding for a cancer module at level 6/7.

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 excellent communication skills and relevant post-registration experience in colorectal, surgery or oncology nursing.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Colorectal Cancer Nursing Team

01305 253144

Julie Lane

Colorectal Consultant Nurse

01305 255273


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

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Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-N357COL

Closing Date: 30/11/2020

Interview Date: 10/12/2020

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