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Lung Oncology Specialist Nurse Practitioner - Oncology CNS

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lung Oncology Specialist Nurse Practitioner post is an exciting new opportunity for a nurse with extensive demonstrable experience as a senior nurse in cancer care to join a great team of motivated and enthusiastic lung cancer nurse specialists' who believe in delivering excellent specialist care to lung cancer patients and their carers.

The post holder will work with supervision of the Lung Oncology ACP and alongside the Lung Cancer CNS Team (Oncology) to help development nurse led services for patients who are having various oncological treatments for primary and metastatic lung cancer.

Working in collaboration with the Lead Nurse /ACP for Lung oncology and the lung oncologists they will develop the role to incorporate independent practice and prescribing to improve the follow up of patients on long term treatment plans. The post holder will have full support from the oncology medical team and ACP

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake oncology nurse-led clinics including non-medical prescribing. The post holder will be supported to complete relevant courses for example clinical assessments and non medical prescribing.
  • Provide a specialist nursing service for oncology patients
  • Act as an expert resource and facilitator, educator
  • Undertake audit and evaluation and develop policies and procedures as required.
  • To work as an integrated member of oncology, CNS team and MDT

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Works autonomously in accordance with NMC guidelines, to manage his/her caseload of patients
  • Develop and undertake nurse led clinics and prescribing (when qualified) with support of consultants and lead nurse. Ensure protocols in place
  • Act as key worker for cancer patients and undertake holistic needs assessment in line with national and local guidance
  • Communicates highly sensitive and emotive condition related information to patients, relatives e.g. terminal illness, bereavement etc. Participates in complex ethical decision-making process
  • To act as the patients advocate on a frequent basis and provide expert advice on treatment options to enable patients to make informed choices
  • Provides continuity of care throughout the patients journey and liaises across organisations
  • Develops specialised programmes of care and provides highly specialised advice and written and oral information to patients, relatives
  • To act as a key communication resource for the multidisciplinary team
  • Provides clinical advice and support to healthcare professionals within and across organisational boundaries
  • To act as a role model for excellence

  • Person Specification

    Knowledge & Experience


    • Significant demonstrable experience in specialist area at a senior level
    • Handling complex relationships


    • Demonstrable experience managing teams



    • RN diploma/degree qualification
    • MSC or equivalent level of demonstrable experience


    • Counselling skills

    Aptitude & Abilities


    • Leadership: facilitation, negotiation
    • Advanced communication skills training


    • Psych level 2 training

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust




    PL6 8DH

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