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Oncology Nurse Practitioner - Prostate & Kidney (Urological Cancers)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
East Sussex Healthcare Trust is developing new ways of working for senior cancer nurses in all areas of cancer care. We are now looking for Oncology nurse specialists to join our existing team supporting the oncologists to deliver a consultant led rather than consultant delivered services.

This is an exciting and varied role for a senior nurse with Oncology and urology experience to deliver four nurse led clinics a week for patients on oral systemic anti-cancer treatments and those requiring supportive management

With mentor support (nursing and medical), the post holder will integrate into the existing Specialist Oncology team working as an autonomous practitioner to carry out their extended roles in clinic.

A fundamental part of the role will include assessing patients fitness and analysing results prior to each treatment using skills to take a thorough history, assess toxicity and arrange and track relevant investigations (e.g. blood tests, radiographs).

The post holder will also have skills in the early detection and intervention of clinical deterioration in existing or new medical conditions. The post is intended to provide improved outcomes for patients by improving services and quality. You will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgements to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role working within the guidelines of agreed clinical protocols.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you are currently a Registered Nurse with the NMC and you will be required to have extensive post registration experience in oncology/urology care.

As a senior member of our nursing team Advanced clinical knowledge and skills are required to work as a core team member, working autonomously isessential.You will require evidence of clinical leadership and managing change, delivering teaching programmes and possess excellent advanced communication skills with the ability to manage resources, people and situations effectively, whilst keeping a calm head in a challenging environment.

The post holder will ideally be keen to take advantage of all learning opportunities available to advance practice and this will be fully supported. Applicants must hold a minimum of degree and may wish to work towards a further masters qualification.

ESHT is committed to helping its staff develop through learning, as well as opportunities for career development and leadership. Come and be part of our team providing first class services to our cancer patients.

The post will be full-time and will require travel between both Conquest and EDGH with an even split between the 2 sites.

We can offer the post over 4 days. We have a full team meet on a Wednesday and availability to learn within the MDM.

About us

We are proud to provide Outstanding care and be a great place to work.

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • NMC Level one registration (degree or equivalent)
  • ENB 237 or equivalent
  • Diploma level qualification in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of continued professional development in oncology or urology


  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing or equivalent



  • Minimum five years post registration experience with a minimum of two years in Oncology at band 6 or above
  • Experience of administration or cytotoxic chemotherapy agents and their side effects


  • Consideration will be given to those with extensive experience in related specialist
  • Experience of venepuncture and cannulation

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven listening / counselling skills Knowledge and experience of handing complex relationships
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Able to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical work and other aspects of the post
  • Able to negotiate with and influence the work of staff who are not managed within the team
  • Awareness of changing trends within oncology care


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Experience of audit
  • Experience of research
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Advanced clinical, managerial and leadership skills in speciality



  • Reliable work record
  • DBS clearance if applicable
  • Evidence that personal behaviour reflects trust values
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



EDGH Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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