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Myeloid Specialist Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for an experience nurse to join the Myeloid team within the Haematology department at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust a a Band 6 Specialist Nurse.

The Myeloid Team is a multidisciplinary team based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. It provides care for our local patients and tertiary level care for the Thames Valley region. The team includes several clinical staff of international repute, and the post holder will liaise with our inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory and research units. We believe in patient-centred care, so our patients receive high class, personalised treatment. Patients looked after by the team include those with acute leukaemia (AML and ALL) together with a range of myeloproliferative disorders including CML, myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythaemia and polycythaemia. The treatment of all of these disorders is going through an era of rapid progress and development, so this gives the post-holder the opportunity to help develop a world-leading clinical service for this important group of patients.

Specific funding is available to support and advance education and personal development. After embedding into the service, courses and further study will be supported on approval with the clinical lead and senior nurse manager.

For more information about the role please contact Monica Jefferson, Deputy Matron for Haematology, on

Main duties of the job

Specialist Nurses will:
  • Be identified as the key worker for an agreed patient caseload.
  • Provide advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals.
  • Practice clinically in agreed care settings according to approved protocols or guidance.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the Myeloma service.
  • Work across departmental boundaries.
  • Liaise with other hospital and community teams along agreed pathways to support the delivery of patient and family centred care.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the Myeloma and wider Haematology service.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide expert nursing care to patients referred to the myeloid service.

Specifically, this would include:
  • Work independently in outpatient clinics with cancer patients throughout their pathways. This may incorporate both independent nurse-led face to face and telephone-based consultations alongside the traditional model of outpatient patient care.
  • Liaise closely with other healthcare providers such as DGHs and Community hospitals and GPs to coordinate referrals and ensure effective detailed communication for treatment.
  • Provide clinical advice in accordance with current evidence based practice
  • Help to co-ordinate clinical care in line with cancer targets. This will involve communicating with the patient and other members of the clinical team in day treatment and clinical wards to deliver treatment pathways.
  • Assess the needs of patients, their families, and other carers, in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team, and providing specific advice or support as appropriate utilising local and national guidance and documentation.
  • Be a defined point of contact for patients/carers for defined episodes/pathways of care and provide specialist nursing advice and psychosocial support.
  • Assess health and psychosocial needs of individual patients, and provide care to meet these needs, through a process of shared decision making.

For full details of the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • Teaching / Assessment/ Mentoring qualification


  • Completed or completing postgraduate level (HEI level 7) study or willing undertake

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge in the speciality
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff acting as a mentor

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road



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