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Cancer Specialist Nurse HPB

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HPB Specialist Nurse

Do you deliver compassionate excellence? Do you want a new challenge? If yes, then read on....

We are looking for a Specialist Nurse to join our Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) team at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Our nursing teams are central to the delivery of excellent care to cancer patients attending the Oxford University Hospitals. Our teams deliver a holistic approach to patient care using the latest technologies to support individualised assessments and care planning. You will work closely with other members of the specialist nursing teams, the wider MDT and cancer services, providing a service across care boundaries in liaison with primary and palliative care. You will be part of a wider team of cancer specialist nurses and be supported in your on-going development.

You should have:
  • Significant relevant post-registration experience at Band 5/6
  • Cancer/HPB nursing experience
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice
  • Understanding of leadership and organisational skills
  • IT and data analysis skillsNMC Registered Nurse

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 of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin 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 this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and 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 the OUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The Specialist Nurse will contribute to the care of a patient group by leading on defined aspects of care.

Specialist Nurses will
  • Accept patient referrals to agreed criteria and be identified as the key worker for an agreed patient/client caseload.
  • Provide advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals.
  • Practice clinically in agreed care settings according to approved protocols or guidance.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the designated service.
  • Work across departmental boundaries.
  • Liaise with other hospital and community teams along an agreed pathway to support the delivery of patient and family centred seamless care.
  • Contribute to the on going development of the designated service.

Clinical Practice:

Specialist Nurses will
  • Be a defined point of contact for patients/carers for defined episodes/pathways of care and provide clinical care, specialist nursing advice and psychosocial support.
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with other health care professionals, offering advice to colleagues.
  • Assess health and psychosocial needs of individual patients, and provide care to meet these needs, through a process of shared decision making. Accept referrals to agreed criteria, and work in partnership with other professionals to deliver co-ordinated programmes of care effectively and referring patients to other practitioners as required.
  • Deliver expert nursing care to patients in agreed practice settings, working as part of nursing/multidisciplinary teams.
  • Communicate with patients in ways that empower them to make informed choices about their health and health care.
  • Act as advocate for individual patients and the client group.
  • Use effective conflict management strategies
  • Provide appropriate education to patients and their families to promote health and encourage self-care.
  • Use communication skills to impart information to patients and carers, and provide them with advice and emotional support in hospital/at home as appropriate.
  • Maintain adequate patient documentation to NMC requirements for all patients seen and advice given in any practice setting and contribute to clinical activity/data collection as required.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of care in partnership with the patient /family and the multidisciplinary team
  • Contribute to effective discharge of patients


Specialist Nurses will be able to
  • Be involved in developing standards of care, practice guidelines and where appropriate Care Pathways for the patient/client group.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of nurse-led initiatives for the benefit of the identified client group, in conjunction with medical and nursing/AHP colleagues.
  • Demonstrate and share clinical practice developments to provide evidence-based care, and contribute to service improvement in accordance with local policy initiatives.
  • Contribute appropriately to clinical governance activities that relate to own area of practice and patient/client group.
  • Support clinical and management teams in the delivery of Trust and Directorate objectives.
  • Effective prioritisation of workload and time management when lone working or as part of the team


Specialist Nurses will be able to
  • Maintain, advance and develop personal theoretical knowledge, high standards of clinical competence and professional development through self education and attendance at relevant courses of study
  • Maintain own professional portfolio
  • Contribute to the development of specialist nursing knowledge and skills to enhance and extend the practice of other nurses and health care professionals within the service
  • Identify and address the educational needs of patients, families, carers and staff involved in the delivery of this service
  • Provide specialist nursing support, information and education for patients, families and carers who use the service
  • Contribute to the teaching and support of students from the multi professional team within relevant educational programmes
  • Organise and contribute to relevant educational programmes and in house study days.
  • Develop and maintain a peer network of support, information and learning with other specialist practitioners at a local and National level.

Improving quality and developing practice:

Specialist Nurses will be able to
  • Assist in the evaluation of the service and patient care, including monitoring of patient experience.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant research, evaluations and audit, and act on this information in collaboration with colleagues to continually develop the service.
  • Identify areas of risk and poor quality, and address these through appropriate governance structures and forums.
  • Develop personal and professional knowledge through critical self appraisal, clinical supervision and networking with other health care professionals locally and nationally.
  • Have responsibility to ensure annual appraisal, agree objectives which reflect local and national service needs and develop personal development plans.
  • Advocate and contribute to a working environment that promotes continuous learning and development, evidence based practice and succession planning, as well as identifying learning opportunities at local and national levels.
  • Have a high level of communication skills to enable the participation in the dissemination of practice through conferences and professional publications.
  • Develop and sustain appropriate multidisciplinary working relationships to improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
  • Contribute to protocols, documentation systems, standards, policies and clinical guidelines for others to use in practice.
  • Ensure statutory and mandatory training updates, as well as role /speciality updates are completed and necessary records maintained.

Person Specification



  • oGCSE English Language and Mathematics (Grades A-C) or equivalent
  • Diploma/Degree Nursing Qualification


  • Studied at Masters Level



  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • oConfident in own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate


  • Demonstrates clinical experience in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Knowledge of cancer treatments

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill hospital

Old Road



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