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Macmillan Acute Oncology Nurse Specialist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Aylesbury - expected to work cross sites
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
This is a really exciting time to join us in The Acute Oncology Service at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Based on feedback from the people who work with us and the people we care for, in 2023 we will be launching our new Cancer Strategy. A supported, diverse and clinically enabled workforce will be central to our main objectives. As an organisation our CARE values are at the heart of everything we do, and in cancer services it is vital you are compassionate, committed to high quality care and have the skills and abilities to contribute to generating and delivering the latest in evidence based practice.

You will need the relevant qualifications in nursing and cancer care or experience in acute medicine, a dynamic individual with the ability to motivate and influence others. You must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a specialist team and ensure that patient care is at the absolute core of every decision.

This is an opportunity to work alongside experienced cancer nurses demonstrating advanced practice and non-medical prescribing. We are consistently working as a multi-professional team to continually develop our Acute Oncology Service.

The service triages and works collaboratively with the Acute Medical teams for acutely unwell cancer patients, who have recently received cancer treatment(s) and those presenting with acute oncology emergencies

Main duties of the job

The Acute Oncology Service is an essential interface between acute local services and oncology supporting person-centred care through improved communication, timely access to expert advice, improved patient experience, early discharge and admission avoidance.

A nurse specialist within Acute Oncology is a challenging, varied role, where you will use your oncology/acute medical nursing skills, education and expertise to the full. Using your professional clinical judgement, you will assess and triage patients, physical, clinical and psychological needs by telephone. You will also provide advice, support and information, ensuring efficient streamlining of care to the appropriate care facility. you will be flexible, computer literate and demonstrate excellent communication skills. It is essential to be able to work independently and as part of a team.

The Acute Oncology Service is a 7-day service and is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - 1st level with NMC
  • Relevant degree
  • Teaching/training qualification and/or substantial teaching experience
  • Oncology/cancer qualification/module
  • National Advance Communications Skills Course or willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • ECDL or similar IT qualification
  • SACT Passport willingness to undertake


  • Oncology/cancer qualification/module willingness to undertake



  • SACT Experience at band 5 or above
  • Experience of working within and/or with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in delivering and evaluating teaching programmes to health care professionals including medical staff
  • Experience of and ability to work as an autonomous practitioner


  • Oncology/Haematology/palliative care experience



  • Understanding and up to date knowledge of issues relevant to Acute Oncology (cancer/cancer treatment complications, palliative care and end of life care).
  • Awareness of key policies and national recommendations relating to acute oncology service and the broader cancer, palliative and end of life care agenda
  • Effective Interpersonal skills (including the use of advanced communication skills), To communicate sensitive information to patients and Carers in a variety of settings over the phone.
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and innovative.
  • Ability to effectively provide peer support/mentoring to support the raising of clinical standards
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, respecting the skills and contributions of others
  • Effective IT skills



  • Ability to travel across site if required

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road

Aylesbury - expected to work cross sites

HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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