Teenage & Young Adult Clinical Nurse Uk Sponsorship Available

June 27, 2024
£43.7 - £50.1 / year

Job Description




Job overview

Are you an experienced cancer services nurse who is enthusiastic about caring for cancer patients in adolescents and young adults (TYAs)? If so, we invite you to apply for this exciting role as a TYA Clinical Nurse Specialist (TYA CNS) in the TYA Cancer support team at the Principal Treatment Centre (PTC), Cambridge.

We are looking for a determined individual to join a team dedicated to improving the lives of cancer-affected adolescents and young adults (TYA). The TYA CNS will work with the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at CUH and regionally to ensure that all TYA patients receive age-appropriate care and high-quality psychosocial support.

Main job responsibilities

Provide clinical and psychosocial support information to our patients and their families in the TYA age range of 13-24 years treated at CUH, as well as portions of the region without TYA CNS care (16-24).

Use your knowledge of TYA cancers to assess, design, and carry out complete specialist nursing care programmes, advocating for the young person and ensuring that they are well informed, supported, and listened to throughout their treatment and into survivorship or palliative care.

Be responsible for your own patient caseload, collaborating with colleagues to reflect the core components of your role and the personalised care agenda, such as promoting age-appropriate care, transitioning in and out of TYA Cancer Services, providing psychosocial and holistic support, and conducting Holistic Needs Assessments (HNAs) as needed.

Use your knowledge to advise and support young people and their families on their treatment options, including side effects and psychosocial impact. This knowledge will also be used to give specific education and training for your colleagues who are new to TYA cancer treatment.

Encourage patients to self-manage, lead, or participate in their care during treatment and at the TYA Nurse Led Post-treatment Clinic.

Working for our organisation.

Join us as a nurse.

The Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s major teaching trusts. It contains both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We offer accessible, high-quality healthcare to the Cambridge community, as well as regional and national specialised services. It’s a great place to nurse, work, and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a welcoming community culture; we have excellent facilities for sharpening your skills and abilities to further your career path and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, and Excellent guide the delivery of exceptional care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving healthcare quality by transforming services, increasing patient safety, and enhancing clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which we may all be ourselves. We cherish our diversity and strongly advocate for and encourage an inclusive workplace environment in which everyone can attain their full potential. We strive to ensure that our staff are real representatives of all of the communities we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, or socioeconomic background.

Detailed job description with primary tasks

Please see the Applicant Information Pack for a summary of key roles and responsibilities.

If you seek sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK, please ensure that you are not applying from a Red List country. Code of Practice for International Recruitment of Health and Social Care Personnel in England – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The closing date is midnight on July 9, 2024.

Interviews will take place on July 17, 2024.


Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

  • Our values and reputation for delivering outstanding care
  • Opportunities to gain experience in a wide range of professions.
  • Career and development opportunities
  • A dedicated clinical education support staff offers preceptorship and mentoring courses.
  • Research experience and opportunities.
  • Beautiful location and standard of living.
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail, air).


Benefits for You

We offer development opportunities as well as a variety of amenities such as on-site recreational facilities, a shopping mall, day nurseries and access to a wonderful transport system with easy access to airports and train stations.

Please keep in mind that if you have any additional concerns concerning the required hours for this employment, you should contact the individual named. In some cases, alternative working hours will be explored.

We welcome applications from the armed forces.

Person Specification


Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse with a degree or willingness to undertake.
  • Proof of specific training, experience, or short courses in cancer/TYA care.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualifications, or a desire to participate.
  • Advanced clinical evaluation.

Desirable criteria.

  • Research Module.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Advanced clinical assessment abilities.
  • Postgraduate training in TYA oncology.
  • Mental Health First Aid.
  • Grief and loss – Coaching.



Essential criteria

  • Extensive experience with one of the following: – Cancer patients who are adolescents or young adults. – Paediatric and Adult Oncology. – Haematology. – palliative care. – Take complete responsibility for your own practice.
  • Experience in both formal and informal teaching.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment with a varied range of people at all levels.


Desirable criteria.

  • Prior experience as a TYA CNS.
  • Previous experience in nurse-led clinics.



Essential criteria

  • Understanding of evidence-based practices.
  • Understanding clinical governance.
  • Understanding the patient’s routes, issues, and how to lead them through the procedure.


Essential criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Capable of contributing as a valuable member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to workload and coworker needs.
  • Ability to teach both staff and patients.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s own workload; exceptional time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of leading practice development.
  • A dedication to transdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills.
  • Understanding the needs of adolescents and young adults, especially those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Awareness of primary health-care issues confronting a diverse local group of adolescents and young adults.
  • Experience with Health Care Advice and Health Promotion.


Desirable criteria.

  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Documentation, auditing, and presentation all kill.


Additional requirements.

Essential criteria

  • Always behave professionally in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of forming partnerships with various professional fields and academic institutions.
  • The capacity to understand and consistently interact with patients, visitors, and colleagues in accordance with the Trust’s safety, kindness, and excellence ideals.


Desirable criteria.

  • Knowledge of broader issues pertinent to the specialty – political and trust.


Applicants’ requirements:

You must have the appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020, which requires a Disclosure Application to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or to organise an informal visit, please contact


Charlotte Grenville-George

Job Title

Lead Teenage Cancer Trust TYA Nurse.

Email address:


Telephone number

01223 274243