Macmillan Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner in Acute Oncology

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is a great opportunity for an acute oncology advanced practitioner to work with a forward thinking multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will be enabled to utilise all four pillars of advanced practice to gain job satisfaction and offer the best possible outcomes for our patients and their families.

The post holder will lead a fantastic, well motivated team of nurses and care coordinators who work within acute oncology and the Cancer of Unknown Primary service.

The Harrogate and District Acute Oncology/CUP Team provides multi-disciplinary support for both hospital and community patients with acute complications of active cancer treatment, and with acute complications of advanced disease.The multi-professional team supports patients across the Trust - providing outreach to inpatients and support to patients in the community by providing an ambulatory (outpatient) service in the SROMC.

The postholder will be play a fundamental role in the strategic direction of acute Oncology services across the Harrogate and West Yorkshire Cancer Alliance.

If you are looking for a new challenge then please contact us for an informal visit or conversation, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Please call Sally Simister Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner on 01423 557329 or Noreen Hawkshaw 01423 551363

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of the role will be to provide expert nursing leadership to develop and coordinate a multi professional seamless acute oncology and Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) service across all care settings for patients experiencing acute complications of their cancer treatment or malignancy.

The post holder will be a clinical expert in caring for and managing oncology/haematology patients demonstrating advanced skills and knowledge and also have skills to assess and treat patients independently and refer onwards as necessary.

The post holder will implement and oversee the seven day nursing service.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of excellence within acute oncology and the CUP service alongside other key members of the MDTs. They will maintain ongoing audit programmes to monitor performance and achieve compliance with local and national quality assurance programmes.

The post holder will provide a range of education and clinical learning programmes to meet the needs of health care professionals providing care for acute oncology patients in general areas.

Responsibilities will cover four key areas:
  • Expert clinical practice
  • Education and continuing professional development
  • Research and audit
  • Leadership and consultancy

About us

Harrogate District Hospital is part of Harrogate and District Foundation Trust (HDFT) with very strong values related to teamwork, kindness, integrity and equality.

Cancer Services within HDFT are committed to providing the best outcomes and experience for our patients and their families. We believe this happens through well educated, and valued staff.

The trust is part of the wider Harrogate and West Yorkshire Cancer Alliance that includes six Trusts which work collaboratively to provide the best possible treatment and care for patients whilst prioritising the best possible care closest to home.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. If you have any questions, please contact Noreen Hawkshaw on or 01423 551363

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • oRegistered Practitioner
  • oMaters level degree in advanced practice
  • oNon-Medical Prescribing
  • oClinical Assessment and examination skills
  • oEvidence of ongoing personal and professional development demonstrated through a professional portfolio
  • oExtensive experience in a senior position (band 7 or above) in Oncology
  • oExperience of multi-professional working
  • oLeadership and management experience
  • oExperience of data collection, interpretation and embedding actions into practice
  • oEvidence of practice within the 4 pillars
  • oComprehensive knowledge of national priorities in specialty
  • oKnowledge of embedding clinical governance into practice

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