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Practice Educator - Cancer

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for Cancer Nursing and Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT)? Are you an experienced nurse looking to try something new? Do you enjoy supporting and teaching others? We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our team as Clinical Practice Educator for Oncology/haematology and SACT training. To ensure that our Cancer Centre is maintaining the highest standards of competencies, skills, and knowledge and in the delivering of SACT.

You'll need to be an enthusiastic individual with an interest in education and you will be able to develop teaching skills, whilst having a positive impact on patient care and experience.

Yo will be based at Brighton & Haywards Heath main hospitals supporting the Haematology & Oncology wards, SACT units, some cross site working and cover across all cancer sites at UHSx

Develop education strategies in partnership with the clinical area and senior clinical educator to deliver innovative ward/department-based education Support staff to complete their SACT training, yearly assessment, and statutory and mandatory training Deliver education throughout the division and partner areas about SACT Provide opportunities for professional development Respond to local and Trust-wide clinical training needs.

Main duties of the job

  • To create, prioritise and evaluate an annual education strategy for the Oncology/Haematology departments that supports people and service development and responds to NHS changes
  • To work collaboratively with the Unit Mangers to ensure that staff receive necessary training and education relevant to their roles.
  • To help identify learning needs at an individual and team level.
  • To signpost staff to relevant learning opportunities.
  • To support all levels of clinical nursing staff, from Band 2 to band 7.
  • To arrange and deliver regular study days e.g. Annual SACT Study Day.
  • To maintain a register of SACT and telephone triage competence
  • To offer pastoral care, for example, through the use of coaching.
  • Work alongside Band 7 educators within the division and other mentors, devising action plans for novice nurses to teach complex chemotherapy regimens and skills and experienced nurses CNS skills
  • Work alongside current educators to streamline teaching opportunities cross site and support in-house courses developed by the cancer division

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative communitywhere everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support promotion of rotational programmes internally and externally to encourage recruitment.
  • Work alongside Band 7 educators within the division and other mentors, devising action plans for novice nurses to teach complex chemotherapy regimens and skills and experienced nurses CNS skills.
  • Attend steering group meetings to help support the development of the novice cancer nurse and aspiring CNS rotational programmes, setting goals, deliverables and benefits realisation to define project and resource requirements.
  • Review, analyse and interpret ongoing individual project deliverables to assess the impact on achieving the wider programme objectives, and adjust plans accordingly. Make dynamic adjustments to project plans to ensure key milestones are met.
  • Hold others to account, in line with agreed milestone plans and delivery targets, identifying risks and initial remedial actions.
  • Report any longer term impact at strategic, organisational or operational levels to the Divisional Director of Nursing & AHPs and the Cancer Alliance Lead Nurse
  • Review new or emerging national guidance and its impact on programme delivery.
  • Deputise for Band 8A when applicable.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered Nurse
  • Experience in cancer nursing and SACT passport qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Chemotherapy module or equivalent in service training course
  • Up to date and evidenced based knowledge of current clinical and professional issue
  • Evidence of service development and implementing change


  • Teaching experience
  • Evidence of quality improvement initiative
  • Masters or working towards this / equivalent experience
  • Cancer or Haematology Nursing Pathway or equivalent

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Edward Street



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