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Head and Neck Cancer Enhanced Nurse Practitioner

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Yearly
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a highly motivated nurse to join our multidisciplinary team within the ENT Department as a Head and Neck Cancer Enhanced Nurse Practitioner.

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse with enthusiasm, commitment, advanced communication skills and a desire to work with a well-established team to deliver a responsive & patient focussed service within this interesting and challenging speciality.

You will be expected to function as a patient advocate and to support the team on service development and ensure we continuously strive to improve the patient experience.

We seek applications from nurses who can demonstrate a sound understanding of the specialist requirements of this patient group and have the potential to develop the required knowledge and skills within a Band 7 role.

Main duties of the job

To effectively co-ordinate nursing care for patients with Head and Neck cancer.

To work in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in performing diagnostic tests and ensuring other investigations are carried out in a timely manner.

Provide relevant support, educational advice and counselling to patients, their families and other members of the multidisciplinary team regarding physical, psychological, social aspects of Head and Neck Cancer and subsequent treatments.

Actively participate in regional and local Head and Neck Cancer Groups making recommendations and implementing changes as appropriate.

To contribute to the development of services within the Head and Neck Clinical Business Unit.

To assist in the prioritisation of patients with regard to their Head and Neck cancer pathway. To provide a patient focussed service delivering direct care, supporting patients from diagnosis, during treatment and post discharge.

Support and improve quality of life for Head and Neck patients through education on the management and control of symptoms and offering ongoing support following diagnosis.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties that are required to provide a high standard of health care using judgement, skills and knowledge for enhanced practice within the role of a Head and Neck Cancer ENP are:
  • Be an accountable professional acting in the best interests of people, putting them first and providing complex clinical care that is evidence-based, person-centred, safe and compassionate.
  • Use existing knowledge and expertise and enhanced levels of clinical judgement to independently undertake complex and holistic assessments.
  • Act independently to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate complex care using enhanced clinical assessments, diagnostics, and interventions.
  • Act as an expert resource within their own organisation and for external agencies.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate education and training opportunities for others within own scope of practice.
  • Communicate effectively in challenging environments and situations with patients, their families/carers and the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Promote and encourage innovative clinical practice to support a culture of excellence within the wider health and care team.
  • Lead and manage unpredictable and unplanned clinical situations.
  • Participate in resource management, strategic service development, planning and service improvement.
  • Lead, monitor, develop and appraise staff and learners.

  • Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • Registered Nurse
    • Degree in Nursing or equivalent (or willingness to undertake)
    • Advanced Communication skills (or willingness to undertake)
    • Psychological Skills Training (Level 2) (or willingness to undertake)
    • Non-Medical Prescriber (or willingness to undertake)
    • Qualification/ study in specialist field (or willingness to undertake)
    • Management and/ or leadership qualification


    • Master's Degree in relevant field
    • Post graduate study in teaching, mentorship and/ or coaching



    • Experience of senior role within acute hospital setting Band 6 or above
    • Recent and relevant clinical experience relating to speciality
    • Detailed experience in facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching
    • Evidence in both autonomous practice and MDT working
    • Engagement in Audit and Quality Assurance processes
    • Competent and effective in IT skills


    • Experience of staff management
    • Involvement in change management process within a clinical environment

    Key Skills


    • Expert clinical skills in speciality (or willingness to learn)
    • Confident in evidence based clinical decisions making, as an independent practitioner and within the MDT

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


    Peterborough City Hospital

    Bretton Gate


    PE3 9GZ

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