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Immunotherapy Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for aImmunotherapy trainee Advanced Nurse Practitionerto join ourImmunotherapy team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. This role is based at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, however you will be required to travel between our network hospital sites. The post holder will support theImmunotherapy team delivering nurse led services for patients receiving treatment with Immunotherapy.

You should possess excellent communication and advanced clinical skills, be highly motivated and ideally have a back ground in cancer nursing. Recent experience in working within the specialty of Immunotherapy would be essential. You will need to be resilient and able to influence in order to cope with the demands of the role and the service need.This is a really exciting time to work within the specialism of cancer nursing and Immunotherapy.The post holder will provide specialist advice and support to patient's experiencing the side effects associated with immunotherapy, as well as providing education and support to staff throughout the trust.

Main duties of the job

The Immunotherapy (IO) Toxicity service is a regional pan-tumour service supporting patients with immune related adverse events secondary to oncological immunotherapy. The team support both inpatients and outpatients following the identification of irAEs and work alongside the patients' primary oncology teams to support patients throughout their toxicity journey. The team take referrals from across the region and provide digital and face to face monitoring for patients throughout their toxicity treatment.

In addition to this the team co-ordinate and support the delivery of day case management including IV methylprednisolone and Infliximab and deliver acute reviews in the central Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU). Further services include a weekly ambulatory clinic for complex toxicity management, patients on long term immunosuppression and an outpatient clinic for those patients experiencing late effects from Immunotherapy. Furthermore the team conduct a twice weekly inpatient ward round, a weekly joint cardio-oncology ward round/patient review and a clinical advisory meeting with all the regional AO teams once weekly.

In addition the team collaborates with a medical specialties to coordinate the management of complex toxicities. There are established referral pathways for investigations including endoscopy and cardiac MRI. The team also provide region wide education to both oncology and non-oncology teams.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of three specialist cancer centres in England. With 1,800 specialist staff and three sites, we are one of the largest NHS providers of non-surgical cancer treatment. The Trust has a unique multi-site care model serving the 2.4 million population across Cheshire and Merseyside and is consistently rated by patients as one of the best performing hospitals.

Our vision is to not only maintain this level of commitment to excellence but to work with our academic and healthcare partners across the region to ensure care, treatment and patient outcomes continuously improve in the future. We are very proud of all our expert and loyal staff and we welcome people who share the collective aim of delivering excellence in everything that we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as an advanced autonomous practitioner, demonstrating a high level of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct evidenced based patient Post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing professional and clinical support in the care of patients with solid tumour cancer.
  • To undertake health assessments diagnosing, treating and discharging patients with range of cancer related.
  • The Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner will work alongside the Immunotherapy team providing expert care and treatment to patients within agreed protocols and clinical However the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will also have the ability to make decisions outside these frameworks, where necessary based on best practice.
  • Provide support within the team and act as role model and resource, encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient outcome.
  • Functions in a variety of role dimensions: health care provider, educator, researcher, clinical advocate and implementer of clinical
  • With clinical colleagues lead the development of clinical services within Immunotherapy services and improve the quality of care
  • The post will provide specialist advice regarding Immunotherapy and its associated toxicities to the multi-professional team within CCC and to external agencies such as other hospitals, GPs and community services.

Person Specification



  • oMSc in Advanced Nursing Practice that included clinical examination, diagnostics or have equivalent level of knowledge acquiring by experience
  • oTeaching/mentorship qualification.
  • oIntermediate Life Support qualification
  • oFirst Level Registered Nurse Professional Registration with Regulatory body
  • oNMC Approved mentor course/or equivalent


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification with portfolio supporting attainment of competency
  • MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Interpretation of diagnostic investigations
  • Advanced Communication qualification
  • Advanced Life Support qualification
  • Chemotherapy/Oncology Course



  • Knowledge and understanding of Immunotherapy and its associated side effects.
  • Knowledge of national standards, policies and working knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice and ability to critically appraise and implement research findings into practice


  • Extensive knowledge of clinical practice and oncology treatments include treatment-induced side effects.



  • Experience of assessing and managing a variety of medical problems including acutely unwell patients.
  • Experience/Qualification in leadership and change management.
  • Working autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of participation in research and audit
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to energise the team and motivate individuals
  • Ability to influence and develop clinical services


  • Experience in service development/improvement.
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures.

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

Pembrook Place



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