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Lead Specialist Nurse for ACT and Haematology

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headington, Oxford
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisenfor an experienced nurse leader to join the Cancer and Haematology team at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Lead Specialist Nurse in the delivery and implementation of Advanced Cellular Therapy (ACT) within Clinical Haematology.

Advanced Cellular Therapy is a new service within Clinical Haematology aimed to deliver and support these new treatments. As part of this service CAR-T cell therapy is being introduced in 2023 and this role will be pivotal to the implementation and support of the new service. The new service is currently being established by an Advanced Cellular Therapy Lead Implementation Nurse (ACTLIN) and the Lead Specialist Nurse role will work closely alongside the ACTLIN role until the implementation project completes in September 2023. Also key to this role is the leadership and development of the Haematology specialist nursing team.

If you are a dynamic, experienced nurse leader with the passion and vision to be part of this exciting new service, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The role will encompass a clinical component, anticipated to be a 40% clinical and 60% managerial/administrative split but may require flexibility according to the needs of the service. You will also:
  • Provide expert clinical care, exercising professional autonomy within their field of expertise
  • Work collaboratively alongside a team of professionals/practitioners to develop and provide a high quality, effective and efficient service
  • Work collaboratively with the ACT Lead Implementation Nurse to develop the service, promoting excellent patient care through staff specialist skills development
  • Work collaboratively with referring teams to the service, promoting the specialist service whilst supporting their development and learning.
  • Participate in a collaborative research programme
  • Raise the profile of the service at local, national and international level
  • To act as a visible ambassador for the Oxford Model for Exemplary Professional Practice Providing clinical expertise, evidence - based leadership, research and innovation.
  • To co-lead and consult on the development and evaluation of the service in conjunction with the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Participate in the provision of specialist education and training programmes
  • Lead the Haematology specialist nursing team

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

About us

+Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice:
  • Provide expert care for patients/clients and their care givers using the post holders expertise.
  • Have specialist knowledge of client group across a range of clinical issues, underpinned by the theory and practice acquired through study at Masters Level.
  • Act as a role model of expert nursing practice in specific client area.
  • Establish, Implement and monitor trust guidelines, policies and protocols with regards to specific client group.
  • Make and accept referrals to and from other disciplines.
  • Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary reviews and assessment

Leadership and Management:
  • Exercise professional and clinical leadership skills to promote best practice
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/ guidelines/protocols relevant to specialist area and wider health care arena
  • Contributes to the clinical governance process, including leading adverse incident reporting/investigation and management of complaints, where appropriate and relevant to their area of practice/expertise
  • Act as a role model, to promote consistently high standards of professional practice
  • Ensure that nursing care is based on sound evidence and rationale within the departments, linking with other members of the wider team where appropriate.

For more details please see full job description.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st Level registration
  • Minimum academic achievement of Degree in Nursing
  • Post Registration Qualification


  • Qualification in teaching and assessing in clinical practice

Experience and Knowledge


  • Extenstive experience and clinical expertise in Clinical Haematology
  • Experience of leading practice and service development initiatives


  • Experience in resource management
  • Research experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Initiating and sustaining effective interpersonal and professional relationships


  • Project Management skills

Personal qualities


  • Professional role model
  • Committed to professional development of self and colleagues

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