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GI Lead Macmillan CNS

Band 8a

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Management - GI Services
Band 8a
Fixed term - 12 months
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inclusive
27/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. We are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service. Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

In NHS staff survey results, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Gastro-Instestinal (GI) Services Division at UCLH.
We are looking for a Macmillan Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to lead and manage a team of 6CNSs The post holder will work closely with the MDT and the Ward Sisters of both the inpatient GI wardsand the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre.

The GI Services Division at UCLH treats cares for patients with colorectal and anal, oesophageal-gastric, hepato-biliary, abdominal sarcoma, cancers of unknown primary. cancers. Patients are cared for within endoscopy, inpatient, outpatient and cancer centre settings.

We are looking for an expert CNS within the GI field who has a key interest in quality improvement, service developments and productivity within the CNS workforce. The successful candidate will work closely with the team of CNSs and be expected to maintain their clinical competence through covering caselaolds cover their workload on occasions to allow them to work on projects of their own.

Although directly employed by UCLH, this post is also one of a network of over 8000 Macmillan health and social care roles that Macmillan supports across the UK (known as Macmillan Professionals). Macmillan see these staff as much a part of Macmillan as any directly employed member of staff. We value and support our professionals, so they can build upon their skills and deliver the best care possible to people affected by cancer.

Being a Macmillan Professional gives you many additional opportunities, such as access to a range of free learning and development, free information resources, support from a range of Macmillan subject experts, as well as access to our UK wide networks of cancer and palliative care specialists.

This is a fixed term position for 2 years, although it is hoped the successful candidate will work with other staff to secure funding to ensure the position can continue substantively after two years.

If you are an expert in GI cancers, able to deliver high standards of clinical care, teach and direct others, and lead quality improvement work then we would like to hear from you. As a confident, highly organised individual with proven management and leadership skills you will be able to network effectively both regionally and nationally and support our team in developing the GI Services CNS service.

We can support you through your MSc/post graduate pathways and through advanced leadership training to continue your development as a leader within the specialty. UCLH also has a Cancer CNS Community of Practice which provides professional development and networking opportunities.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months, although it is hoped the successful candidate will work with other staff to secure funding to ensure the position can continue substantively after this period.

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Applicant requirements

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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