Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will play a key role in the Acute Oncology Team (AOT) & in the delivery of acute oncology services throughout the Trust. The post holder will provide early input of specialist care to oncology patients enabling
  • Faster and better care of patients with complications of Chemotherapy (early recognition, better treatment, early discharge)
  • Faster and better care of patients with complications of cancer (early recognition, better treatment, rapid referral back to specialist Oncology Team, Palliative Care Team etc
  • Appropriate investigation of patients who might benefit from treatment for unknown primary cancers (targeted investigations, rapid triage of patients into specialist oncology or palliative care).

The post holder will give advice and implement patient care in an area which requires specific clinical knowledge, skills and experience. The post holder will work alongside other clinical colleagues in Oncology, Palliative care, ED, Acute Medicine, Surgical, Radiology and Pathology to ensure quality of care to the patients is maximised. This will include the development of clinical guidelines & education programmes

The post holder will carry responsibility for either a defined case load or offering \highly specialist service advice this will include setting standards of care, the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

Main duties of the job

. Triage and perform specialist assessment of patients nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery using advanced clinical knowledge and clinical skills.

Contribute towards a multi-professional approach in the management of patients within the specialist area, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements.

Support patients and their families and ensure that they receive the required information to enable them to self-manage, lead or participate in their care delivery.

Recognise changes in patient's condition that require the intervention of others and highlight this as part of the supportive Advisory and Liaison role the AO Team provides.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will play a key role in the Acute Oncology Team (AOT) & in the delivery of acute oncology services throughout the Trust. The post holder will provide early input of specialist care to oncology patients enabling

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • First Degree
  • NMP qualification


  • Research qualification
  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Masters
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber



  • Demonstrable Post-Reg. experience
  • Evidence of undertaking the relevant speciality successfully at Band 6
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Evidence of the application of management / leadership skills and managing staff
  • Involvement in audit


  • Experience as Specialist Sister
  • Participation in research
  • Management qualification



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Root Cause Analysis


  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change
  • ECDL



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility
  • Able to travel between sites

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