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Acute Oncology Nurse

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAs (Pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for an Acute Oncology Nurse who is compassionate, accountable with the experience and skills support staff in our oncology unit in providing a high standard of care n the best interests of our cancer patients. We are looking to open an Acute Oncology Unit to provide a dedicated area outside of ED for patients to receive treatment to improve the patient experience and reduce the risk of cancer patients being exposed to a busy ED waiting room.

You will have demonstrated leadership qualities and is open, transparent and trustworthy, with the ability to communicate clearly, is flexible, able to work in a dynamic team and has the ability to prioritise your own workload.

if you are a dedicated highly motivated professional who is aneffective and influential leader wanting to work within an Oncology, Haematology /HIV setting, delivering a high standard of patient care in a diverse environment.

We would like to invite those applicant who consider themselves to be creative ambition and want to work in a dynamic environment to apply for our Acute Oncology Nurse for 6 months with the possibility of further extension of the post. For the right person we can support your development through our educational team and your personal support through our well being team.

Main duties of the job

The overall purpose of this role is working in conjunction with the CNS and oncologist to provide a high-quality specialist nursing service for patient diagnosed with cancer. The post holder will be expected to work as part of the Acute oncology team in providing specialist oncology advice/care for those with a cancer diagnoses currently on chemotherapy/immunotherapy treatment or patient who have completed treatment within the last 6 weeks who present to our emergency department or contacted the Acute oncology team via the telephone triage service.

You will be expected to work under the guidance and direction of the Acute Oncology CNS to ensure all patients presenting with an oncological emergency is managed in line with the agreed pathways as required to meet the needs of the person, this will include ensuring the persons privacy and dignity is maintained throughout there care and treatment.

Work in collaboration with the MDT to ensure this group of patients are treated effectively and timely through the agreed pathway, you will therefor be expected to undertake a nursing assessment, observations and any investigations as outlined in the agreed pathways. You will be expected to support with the assessment of patients nursing needs, carry out investigations and deliver treatments, ensuring safe management and appropriate referral or discharge.

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:Please see Job Description for full list.

The post holder will provide direct, specialised care and advice to patients within the oncology service, using specialist nursing skills to assess each patient and ensuring that care and support to patients is sensitive to their needs

To act as a patients advocate and to give advice regarding treatment options in order that patients can give informed consent

To work in collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team including emergency care practitioners, general physicians and surgeons, haematologists/oncologists and specialist nurses in order to ensure the provision of a high-quality service for patient.

To ensure patients are seen within 30 minutes of arriving within the unit

Interpret, analyse and respond to test results whilst ensuring patients safety

To undertake a nursing assessment of the unwell patient with a cancer complication as outlined in the service operating inclusion criteria and ensure they are managed within agreed protocols/pathways

To give specialist expert up to date advice for care and maintenance of PICC, Port-a-cath and any other CVAC devices used within the Trust

To liaise with the AOS oncologist/registrar of the day on any issues arising from new referrals, new assessments

Promote and maintain effective communication with the patient and their carer(s)

Use communication skills in order to convey complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.

Ensure that patient documentation is completed correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner.

Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained.

Ensure the assessment unit is stocked, clean and tidy according to the trust IPC guidance.

Ensure timely information is disseminated within the appropriate teams to ensure a safe effective level of care is delivered outside of the emergency department.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Relevant registered professional qualification
  • SACT competency training
  • Advance communication training


  • Degree in cancer/palliative care
  • Recognised teaching qualification

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent communication
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Evidence of the management of a few indwelling catheters


  • Evidence of teaching
  • PICC line insertion



  • Significant post registration experience in oncology
  • Post registration experience at bend 6 level or above
  • Evidence of leadership/management experience
  • Experience of audit/feedback and change implementation


  • Evidence of service improvements and research
  • Presentation at local/national levels

Personal qualities


  • Acts in a professional manner
  • Ability to flexible across the working week to cover shift pattern that includes weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Ensure NMC code of conduct is adhered to



  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values

Other requirements


  • Other requirements

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


Podium Ward 1, The North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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