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Macmillan Acute Oncology & CUP Associate Nurse Specialist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) for a Macmillan Acute Oncology (AO)/Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) Associate Nurse Specialist. The service is a 7 day service delivery model, with extended hours of working (8am-6pm) Monday-Friday.

The post holder will be part of the Macmillan Acute Oncology Team and will be expected to provide detailed specialist care and knowledge to the patient and their carers. Act as a source of specialist advice in the nursing management of patients in their specialist area who require a high level of judgement, discretion and decision making whilst as an in-patient/outpatient or in a setting external to the Trust.

They will act as a key worker in the identification of patients with CUP or Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) and ensure these patients are presented at CUP MDT, in line with local Network guidelines and policy.

The Macmillan AO/CUP Clinical Nurse Specialist will lead in audit and research, will provide teaching and education to healthcare professionals within Wythenshawe Hospital, which will include AO medical emergencies and raising the profile of CUP.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who will lead in the development of the AO/CUP service. They will need excellent communication skills and have experience of caring for people with cancer, chemotherapy experience is an advantage for this role.

Main duties of the job


Assess, plan, prioritise, implement, and evaluate nursing interventions to meet patient's needs.

Undertake comprehensive health care needs of patients, changing treatment plans as necessary.

Provide psychological support for individuals and carers, identifying and involving the appropriate multi-disciplinary services in order to ensure that the individual needs of the patient are met.

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in their specialty. Able to interpret information and take appropriate action and lead others to do so.

Advise and support patients to manage their symptoms, giving highly specialist advice as appropriate.

Provide specialist care , knowledge, and expertise, whilst being continually aware of the importance of empowering colleagues to ensure dissemination of knowledge and best practice.

Attend Consultant led Out-Patient Clinics, manage and report on cases (as appropriate to the role).

Run nurse / midwife led clinics ( as appropriate to the role).Provide highly specialist advice on the phone, liaising with general practitioners, district nurses and hospital medical teams as appropriate.

To take a lead role in the organisation and management of multi-professional patient care.

Support the specialist service to patients attending the hospital

Communicate with clinicians as necessary.

For further information on Duties please see job description and person specification

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

AO B6 Criteria


  • RGN Relevant Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years Oncology experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Demonstrable change management or evidence of auditing
  • Teaching/mentoring experience


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • SACT delivery experience
  • Clinical Examination Module
  • Clinical Diagnostics Module
  • Palliative Care experience
  • Psychology Level II Training

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Rd


M23 9LT

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