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Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Stoke on Trent
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
23/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview


Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 6 Fixed Term

Exciting Opportunity - we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and forward thinking Band 6 nurse to join our Acute Oncology Team on a fixed term basis. Secondments will be considered on agreement from current line manager.

This is a very exciting time to join the Cancer Centre nursing team at the University Hospital of North Midlands and play an integral role in delivering nurse led services within this speciality. The role will be based predominantly at Royal Stoke but will occasionally require cross cover with County Hospital Stafford.

Main duties of the job

Acute oncology encompasses both the management of oncology and haematology patients who develop severe complications following systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) or as a consequence of their previously diagnosed cancer, as well as the management of patients who present as emergencies with previously undiagnosed cancer or with a suspected new cancer diagnosis.

The successful candidate will:

  • work as a core member of the Acute Oncology Service team with support and guidance of their senior member of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Team.
  • bring together the available expertise in emergency and acute medicine, oncology, haematology and palliative care, across both Royal Stoke University Hospital/County Hospital to provide expert advice, assessment and treatment of common cancer related emergencies and to ensure that quality care to patients is maximised.
  • work to provide assessments of patients and contributing to the early input of specialist services for acute oncology patients. Provide specialist advice and facilitate the implementation of patient care which requires specific clinical knowledge, skills and experience.
  • work with the teams of the Cancer Centre including Emergency Assessment Unit; Chemotherapy Units – Royal Stoke and County Hospital; and out-patient clinics.
  • be a core member of the Acute Oncology Service team
  • ensure the provision of expert nurse advice, support and information to patients/family/carers and other healthcare professionals 



Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Essential criteria

On NMC register

Minimum of 3 years post registration experience

Degree level qualification in Health/Nursing Related Studies

Experience in managing oncology/haematology conditions and associated treatments

Desirable criteria

Evidence of Oncology/Haematology study


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register
  • Degree in Nursing or health/nursing related studies or evidence of continuing academic progression in combination with equivalent experience
  • Evidence of recent, relevant, and appropriate continuing professional development
  • NMC approved mentor course or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Oncology/Haematology study


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Experience in managing oncology/haematology conditions and associated treatments
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audit within the healthcare setting
  • Experience in a leadership role


Essential criteria
  • NMC approved mentor course
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent speciality knowledge
  • Understanding of the modern NHS and UHNM strategy
Desirable criteria
  • Formal teaching to groups of staff
  • Advanced communication skills training
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Bateman
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Telephone number
01785 257731
Additional information

Matron Challinor - 01782 672598