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Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7

Part-time (22.5 hours) - Fixed term period until September 2024

The Macmillan AOS CNS will work as an integral member of the Acute Oncology Service to provide expert advice and support for patients who have a suspected new cancer diagnosis or who are experiencing acute consequences of their cancer disease and/or cancer treatment. The post holder will practice autonomously, and work in partnership with the Acute Oncology Team to demonstrate a higher level of practice through the provision of specialist nursing knowledge and expertise in the management of patients. The post holder will liaise with colleagues across care settings and service providers to expedite patient diagnostic and treatment pathways. The CNS role is divided into four general areas - clinical excellence, leadership, education and research/ clinical audit.

Interviews: Friday, 26th July

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the ongoing development of clinical practice and standards of care within the service, including policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • To be a visible and proactive nursing leader acting as a clinical resource and ensuring sustained delivery of high quality, personalised patient care, holistic needs assessment and care plan.
  • To maintain a proactive approach to managing patient flow through the defined clinical area and AOS cancer pathways.
  • Act as a resource and educator for medical and nursing colleagues within primary and secondary care settings regarding management of oncological emergencies and complex diagnostic pathways.
  • To support the development of new service models including ambulatory care and outpatient services to cater for this cohort of patients, thereby promoting admission avoidance and earlier discharge.
  • To provide clinical nurse cover for the AOS ANP .
  • A close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset.
  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic, friendly, and supportive AOS team, of 1 x ANP, 2 x CNS and 1 x administrative support. The service is further supported with sessions from two AOS Consultants
  • An opportunity to build band 7 Acute Oncology CNS experience

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting Job description/Person Specification documents which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • First level registered nurse
  • Relevant degree in Nursing
  • 2 years cancer experience
  • Band 6 experience


  • Advanced Communication skills training
  • Advanced assessment and prescribing qualification
  • Teaching and assessing qualification

Knowledge and clinical skills


  • Sound knowledge and understanding of cancer diagnostic pathways and treatment modalities
  • Knowledge of NHS Cancer MDT processes
  • Experience of audit and research


  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Advanced prescribing Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road, Thornton Heath



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