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Head and Neck / Sarcoma Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Head and Neck / Sarcoma Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Band 8a Full-time, flexible working & job share options available

This is an Exciting new role at Croydon hospital to join 6 other Advanced nurse practitioners within cancer services.

The role of the ANP is to support the Sarcoma, and Head and neck Cancer pathways.

This post requires development of a newly established Sarcoma service with in the trust, Croydon is, one of the London spokes to support Sarcoma.The ANP with triage all patients coming in with a suspected cancer pathway, request diagnostics and support MDT, you will be the key contact supporting patients with cancer and support with onward referrals to tertiary centres.

We currently have an established head and neck service with a Consult and a CNS in post, the ANP will have oversight of the head and neck service and will support the development of the head and neck nurse service.

The ANP will have experience in Cancer Nursing, confident in carrying out clinical assessments, interpretation of diagnostic results and good advanced communication skills and management skills.

Main duties of the job

  • Delivering evidence based nursing care, through exercising a high degree of professional autonomy, demonstrating ability to make sound decisions based on knowledge and experience.
  • Assessing individuals holistically using a range of assessment methods and reach valid reliable and comprehensive patient and client centred conclusions, which manage risk and are context and culture appropriate.
  • Provide patient assessment and treatment and specialist investigations in nurse-led clinics, as part of the specialist MDT providing specialist investigations.
  • Communicate with patients and clients to empower them to make informed choices about health and actively promote their health and well-being.
  • Plan and manage complex programmes of care, through working in partnership with clinical teams and which involve other practitioners
  • In partnership with patients and other professionals, make ethically based decisions which are in the interests of patients in the absence of precedents and guidelines.
  • Provide specialist advice, knowledge and support to clinical teams across the Trust.
  • Order appropriate diagnostic investigations in line with trust policies.
  • Work as an independent prescriber in line with Trust policy and register.
  • Work on quality improvement project to support cancer patients.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Nursing
  • advanced assessment skills
  • Advanced com
  • MSC or in last year of studies


  • MSC in health related subject



  • Substantial cancer experience
  • Previously experience as a CNS or ANP minimum 3 years
  • Experience in cancer treatments
  • Advanced communication skills


  • Experience in diagnostics and investigations

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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