Chemotherapy Practitioner Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

To autonomously assess individual patient needs who are receiving systemic anti-cancer treatment, initiating investigations, determining differential diagnosis and initiating appropriate holistic, evidence based treatment and care. To provide specialist and advanced clinical skills supporting the medical staff and nursing teams within the oncology department and to participate in the education and development of chemotherapy staff.

Main duties of the job

The Chemotherapy Practitioner Nurse is a cutting-edge role in the field of advanced clinical practice, which crosses professional boundaries, undertaking traditional medical roles and leading inter-professional practice. It is a role model of excellence in the delivery of holistic care to patients. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process and is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of speciality care. Working within local and nationally agreed protocols and guidelines, demonstrates the knowledge and skills across the Four Pillars of Advanced Practice. With support and supervision the postholder will support service delivery and leadership working alongside colleagues in support of the education and development of nursing staff and medical colleagues.

About us

The L&D is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a No Smoking Policy.

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies early after receipt of sufficient applications.

On line applications make it easier and quicker for us to keep in contact with candidates and all future correspondence from the L&D will be made on line via your registered email address. It is important, therefore, that you read your emails on a regular basis and respond as necessary.

If you have not received an invite to interview within 14 days of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To offer expert advice and support to patients receiving chemotherapy and to their families/carers of those patients, before, during and after treatment.
  • To ensure adherence to Cancer standards are adhered to and maintained in line with peer review requirements
  • To be responsible for assessing, planning, and evaluating patient care.
  • To be knowledgeable about chemotherapy treatment and associated supportive measures and to be fully aware of all current clinical trials, in order to promote research based practice.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and their families/carers in order to assess need, and to provide relevant support, information, education and advice.
  • To include such areas as anxiety relating to body image and sexuality.
  • To identify the patients physical, social and psychological needs, in order to refer appropriately to other agencies.
  • To act as patient advocate, giving advice on treatment options, thus enabling the patients to give informed consent.

To provide a high standard of clinical care for patients receiving cytotoxic drugs.

Person Specification



  • o1st level Registered nurse with valid registration oEducated to degree level. (BSc Hons Nurse Practitioner) or working towards this level. oIndependent prescribing qualification (nurse/pharmacist) or willing to undertake oChemotherapy course - passport


  • oTeaching qualification oEvidence of leadership development oEvidence of management development oAdvanced communication skills



  • oRelevant experience within chemotherapy oExperience of successful multi-agency working oDemonstrable experience in relevant area of practice or equivalent oExperience of teaching and assessing in the clinical area oExperience of developing and undertaking audit. oParticipation in service development and implementation of change


  • oManagement of clinical leadership experience



  • oKnowledge of professional issues and policy relating to specialist area. oBe aware of the nursing and midwifery strategy and promote the development of nursing within the trust. oBe aware of, and act in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct. oAble to act as clinical supervisor, demonstration of continued learning oAble to act as mentor and preceptor as required by the trust and the unit.


  • oDemonstrate knowledge of understanding of Clinical Issues - assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care oShows an understanding of Government Strategy for the NHS.

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