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Acute Oncology Lead Practitioner (Allied Health Professional/Nurse)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8A Acute Oncology Lead Practitioner to join the Royal Surrey Cancer Centre based at East Surrey Hospital. The Trust is delighted to invite applications from enthusiastic, forward-thinking health professionals with a keen interest in working autonomously and delivering exceptional care to oncology patients.

This post is based at East Surrey Hospital but will include regular attendance at our main Radiotherapy site at Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Your wellbeing is important to us, and as such, we offer clinical staff a 9-day fortnight working pattern giving you the opportunity to have a fixed day off every two weeks. You will, no matter what your grade banding, be empowered to learn, grow and progress your career. We offer a variety of CPD opportunities and have strong links with Macmillan giving us access to valuable learning to ensure that our staff are the best that they can be.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Acute Oncology service (AOS) team based at East Surrey Hospital, and to take a lead clinical role in providing the high quality evidence based expert practice for cancer patients within the oncology pathway, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This will include reviewing oncology patients and consenting for radiotherapy treatment. You will work cohesively with the site specialist radiotherapy review team to ensure continuity of care for patients undergoing radiotherapy.

The Acute Oncology Lead Practitioner will provide leadership to support and inspire colleagues to enhance their development in clinical practice, exercise a high degree of professional autonomy and make critical judgements using expert knowledge and skills in order to provide the highest standard of holistic patient care across the oncology pathway. They will work collaboratively within the division, across the Trust and externally, to develop and deliver services across organisational, professional and geographical boundaries whilst ensuring the AOS works within the Trust's Clinical Governance Framework.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To develop and maintain the Trusts Acute Oncology services (AOS) and to take a lead clinical role in providing the high quality evidence based expert practice for cancer patients within the oncology pathway, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

This is a key post within East Surrey Hospital, working seamlessly alongside the AOS service and the radiotherapy department, liaising closely with the Lead Clinician and supporting Oncology consultants at St Lukes Redhill.

In addition this post will have the responsibility to consent and refer for MSCC radiotherapy pathway, support education of wider East Surrey Hospital team and support education and training within oncology division.

Person Specification



  • DCR (T) or BSc (Hons) State Registered Therapeutic Radiographer or State Registered Nurse
  • HCPC or NMC professional registration
  • Post graduate education / training appropriate to their area of practice
  • Registered non-medical prescriber


  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (or equivalent)
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Advanced Communication
  • Level 2 psychological training
  • Management and leadership training/qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Recognised and accessible as expert in field
  • Experience of audit processes, research and clinical trials
  • Experience of educating/training colleagues at all levels
  • Experience of management of staff and resources
  • Experience of leading and implementing change and service development
  • Comprehensive understanding of national issues that will influence practice
  • In depth knowledge of anti-cancer treatments and side effects
  • Working with ISO 9001 and IRMER Regulations


  • Experience of research and publication of results and conference presentations
  • Experience of working across professional and organisational bodies

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


East Surrey County Hospital



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