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Acute Oncology Nurse Practitioner - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro-rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, autonomous, dynamic nurse to apply for a secondment post as an Acute Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon. Although currently fixed term, this post is likely to become substantive.

The applicant must have previous AOS experience and hold an Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills qualification.

The post holder will support the cancer services and oncology teams to provide clinical and professional leadership, ensuring high standards of evidence based practice.

This nurse led service requires the post holder work autonomously in ensuring the safe co-ordination, triage, clinical assessment, treatment planning, decision making and diagnosis during the patients care pathway. The post holder must be proactive in the development and implementation of the clinical service and long-term strategic direction of the Acute Oncology service, maintaining compliance, ensuring person centred care and evaluates the patient experience across the service.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is key member of the Acute Oncology Service to ensure safe care to patients and service users and maintain a safe environment for all according to local and national standards and evaluating across the service.

Holding and being responsible for telephone led triage of patients who have received systemic anti-cancer treatment is a fundamental element to this role.

The post holder will be responsible for the triage and assessment of the patient, liaising with the treating teams, ensuring the patient is receiving the right care due the complexities of their condition.

The role requires a wide breadth of knowledge of varying tumour sites and the conditions associated with such. As well as the understanding of the toxicities related to the systemic treatments given.

The post holder will also be involved in the development and implementation of local and network protocols, pathways and audits. As well as having responsibility for delivering triage training to relevant staff within the hospital.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a dynamic nurse with recent oncology/chemotherapy experience who is looking to develop within the acute oncology setting.

You will receive an individualised induction programme when you start, to visit all the different areas within the department.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree in Adult Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of teaching/educating qualification or experience
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development within cancer care
  • Advanced Communication skills


  • Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Understanding of acute oncological emergencies and there management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application



  • Up to date evidence of 4 Pillars of Practice
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of working as a senior member of the team or in a leadership role
  • Background in Oncology
  • Experience of multi professional working


  • Previous Acute Oncology experience
  • Experience of chemotherapy training and administration

Key Skills


  • Able to undertake venepuncture, cannulation and care of central venous access devices
  • Ability to prioritise issues and tasks and effectively delegate tasks to appropriately trained staff
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Excellent prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal
  • Able to demonstrate effective leadership skills
  • Able to work collaboratively and in partnership with the wider MDT

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Woodlands, Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park Road


PE29 6NT

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