Macmillan Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Job summary

Are you passionate about patient care? Are you good at working with different teams advocating for patients? Would you like everyday to be different?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our established Acute oncology team.

Acute oncology encompasses both the management of patients who develop severe complications following chemotherapy or as a consequence of their previously diagnosed cancer, as well as the management of patients who present as emergencies with previously undiagnosed cancer or with a suspected new cancer diagnosis.

The Macmillan Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist will bring together the available expertise in emergency and acute medicine, oncology, haematology and palliative care to develop treatment pathways for the rapid assessment and treatment of common cancer related emergencies.

Main duties of the job

The aim of the Macmillan Acute Oncology CNS is to facilitate the best pathway for patients, through liaison with the appropriate oncologist following their assessment. To help tailor investigation and treatment to what is appropriate, reducing both missed opportunities and unnecessary actions.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

- We listen, learn and improve

- We treat everyone with respect

- We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main purpose of the role is;
  • To achieve the requirements of the Health Boards Local Cancer Delivery Plan and Welsh Governments Quality statement for cancer 2021
  • To ensure consistent and equitable coverage of acute oncology services across CTMUHB.
  • To develop and begin to deliver an integrated acute oncology model of care that will achieve improved patient outcomes in line with the aims of the CTM acute oncology project.
  • To fulfil a pivotal role in the delivery of acute oncology services throughout CTMUHB.
  • To provide clinical support and expertise in acute oncology assessment in the emergency admission areas.
  • To facilitate early assessment by an oncologist where appropriate and advise on clinical management for example in the following situations:-
    • Complications related to chemotherapy
    • Complications of Cancer
    • Suspected new cancer

    Person Specification



    • oFirst level degree in related subject.
    • oPost-basic qualification in cancer/ palliative care or relevant subject.
    • oEvidence of Masters Level learning.



    • oRelevant post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in cancer, palliative care or the speciality.
    • oExperience of multi professional working.
    • oEvidence of advanced Communications skills

    aptitude and skills


    • oAbility to work autonomously and as part of a team.



    • oAble to travel between sites

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