Nursing - Acute Oncology Lead Nurse

  • Department Acute Oncology
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/10/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade 12 months (Fixed term or secondment)
  • Job ref 223-AOL-784
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 12 months (Fixed term or secondment)
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Includes weekends on a rota basis, plus participate in Trust's on call senior manager rota)

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our existing team of Acute Oncology CNS's as a Lead Nurse for Acute Oncology.  The role is for 12 months funded initially by the Cancer Alliance with the hope that we will be able to demonstrate the benefit of the role sufficiently to justify retaining the post after the initial 12 months. The successful appointee will lead the team and undertake service development including development of a weekend CNS led service which will commence in January 2022.

Main duties of the job

This role will act as a Lead Nurse for the existing team of Band 7 Acute Oncology nurse specialists who work across both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH) site.  The team will commence weekend working in January 2022 and the successful appointee will be part of this weekend cover rota. You will provide care for patients who have complications of their cancer treatment,  this may include review of patients admitted into the hospital with these complications, or admission avoidance through our outpatient clinics.

Working for our organisation

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. 

We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria

RN 1st level current NMC Registration
Expert knowledge, clinical skills and experience in Acute Oncology
Post registration experience within the NHS, the majority in Oncology speciality
Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills
Leadership across organisation and within team
Evidence of on-going CPD in specialist area of practice
Significant senior nurse experience
Teaching qualification and the ability to facilitate learning to others
Advanced Communication skills where topics many be highly sensitive and complex in nature
Advanced knowledge of chemotherapy treatments, side effects and patient assessment skills.
Experience of developing and working within outpatient clinics or willingness to do so.
Advanced clinical examination skills
Independent Nurse Prescriber or willingness to undertake

Desirable criteria

Knowledge and experience of developing, implementing and reviewing policy and guidance.
Experience with service development / improvement
Experience of attending relevant local , Network , National meetings / forums.


Essential criteria

Masters Degree relevant to nursing practice or sufficient equivalent clinical experience in the area and willingness to undertake Masters in the near future E Evidence of 1st level degree E A/I N49 Chemotherapy Course, E A External Oncology or Haematology course E 998 (equiv) and evidence of supporting others with individual professional development E A
External Oncology or Haematology course
N49 Chemotherapy Course,
Evidence of 1st level degree
998 (equiv) and evidence of supporting others with individual professional development

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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