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Macmillan Oncology Nurse Specialist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Lung & Rarer Cancer Nursing team. Patients with thoracic cancers, brain tumours, head and neck and thyroid cancers make up the wide patient cohort and care begins around diagnosis and continues throughout the care pathway. The role also involves delivering holistic needs assessments using the Macmillan My Care Plan system so knowledge of this would be an advantage.

We are seeking someone with established cancer nursing experience and with an interest in lung and /or rarer cancers. Excellent communication skills and the ability to support patients with complex needs is a vital aspect of the role. Although the post is mostly based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital there is a need to work across site.

As part of this team, you will be a member of the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit and the nature of the role requires close liaison with hospital colleagues, Primary Care, Tertiary Trusts and palliative care teams based both within the Trust and in the community. You will be supported to access relevant training and development appropriate to the role and as a Macmillan postholder you will have access to additional training support and education funds.

Main duties of the job

The Macmillan Oncology Nurse Specialist is an important member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). As a member of a key worker service the post-holder provides care to patients with thoracic cancers and to those with rarer tumours, which includes patients with brain tumours, head & neck cancer, and thyroid cancer.

The care offered includes support and information to family and carers and information and support to other healthcare professionals involved in the care pathway. Care begins at the point of a high suspicion or on a confirmed diagnosis and continues throughout treatment and can include all parts of the care pathway. All care is holistic in nature and includes holistic needs assessments (HNA) using the Macmillan My Care Plan system in order to support the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of each patient

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?o As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.o We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes. o We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.Why work for us?o We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.o As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.o Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.What do we stand for?o Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.o Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.o 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



  • Post Registration Palliative Care/Oncology qualification
  • To have or be working towards Degree in Cancer/Palliative care


  • ENB 998 or equivalent



  • RGN - Sound number of years
  • Oncology/Palliative Care experience - or Neuro-oncology or respiratory experience good number of years



  • Cross Site working



  • Advanced communications skills or training in an appropriate communication model.
  • Understanding of the CNS role within the Long-Term Cancer Plan & Personalised Care Agenda
  • NICE guidelines and Cancer standards related to Cancer & Palliative Care,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness.
  • Knowledge of: NMC guidance for Nursing
  • Knowledge of Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) and the My Care Plan system.
  • Numerical skills and IT literate

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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