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Clinical Nurse for Teenagers and Young Adults(TYAs)with Cancer

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYAs) with Cancer to join the Oncology team at St Luke's Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be based at the RSH in Guildford, providing care to our expanding Oncology and Surgical services. The post specialises in Teenagers and Young Adults service and providing keyworker responsibilities to our patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Radiotherapy and surgery. This role will work closely with our Oncologists, Max facial Surgeons, in patient wards and outpatients.

Here at St Luke's, we aim to provide first class, high quality care for all of our patients in a friendly and professional setting. Our services have received national recognition and praise and our patients benefit from the latest and most innovative treatments available, delivered by a team of committed and highly skilled staff. You will be joining our team of 27 oncologists, supported by a team of Specialist Registrars, Specialty Doctors, SHOs, AHP's and Specialist Nurses.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a clinical and operational manager for the TYAC service including the TYAC clinical chemotherapy service.

The TYAC service provides treatment, care and support to teenagers and young adults aged 16-30 who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. To liaise with and work alongside site specialist cancer teams to provide extra advice and personalised age appropriate support. The service accepts appropriate referrals for any young patients diagnosed within Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance (SSCA). The Royal Surrey is the designated TYAC hospital for the SSCA and South Thames TYA Operational Delivery Network (ODN). The service offers shared care including chemotherapy for local patients being treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital, University College Hospital or Charring Cross Hospital.

Person Specification



  • RN
  • 1st level degree
  • 20 credits oncology related qualification
  • Chemotherapy administration at Level 3
  • Teaching qualification, ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Experience of working with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer

Knowledge and Skills


  • Can demonstrate clinical credibility
  • At least 2 years working as a Band 6 chemotherapy nurse
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venepuncture, chemotherapy administration.


  • Experience of working with teenagers and young adults with cancer
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in acute
  • NHS setting with relation to TYA cancer care

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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