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Acute Oncology Service
NHS AfC: Band 6
Secondment/Fixed Term
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Employer type
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
£28,050 - £36,644 pa pro rata + High Cost Area Supplement
25/02/2019 23:59
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Acute Oncology Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust we are proud of the range of services we provide.  As a result, we need amazing people to help us deliver these services and provide excellent care to our community.

To find out more about the services we provide, please click here.



An exciting opportunity has arisen for two motivated, enthusiastic Registered Nurse to apply for the post of Acute Oncology Service Specialist Nurse at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood.

The Acute Oncology Service (AOS) provides an advisory service for the Trust, for oncological patients and their families. Specifically, it is directed at patients presenting with emergency or urgent complications of cancer and cancer treatment(s).

We are looking for two nurses with the vision to develop and enhance the service to patients admitted to hospital with complications of cancer or its treatment. The post holder's will be the key worker providing a link between patients and health care professionals across all health care settings to improve the patient pathway.

The post holder will participate in the assessment, diagnostic testing and management of the acute cancer patients and promote the AOS via established educational activities. You will give advice, instigate investigations and implement patient care as appropriate to manage the acutely unwell oncology patient.

Holding and being responsible for telephone led triage of patients who have received systemic anti-cancer treatment is a fundamental element to this role. This involves assessing and advising on their symptoms and signposted accordingly.

You will be instrumental in the development and implementation of local and network wide management and treatment protocols and pathways. You will provide essential cross department liaison and communication to improve the patient’s journey and experience, reduce length of stay and when possible avert hospital admissions. In collaboration with the team you will provide specialist oncological emergency education to clinical staff.

We are a dynamic, cohesive multidisciplinary acute oncology team, all of whom are committed to the delivery of a high quality service.
In return for your skills, we will be committed to supporting your training needs and professional development.

We provide an 8 to 8 service 7 days a week. So there is flexibility in the shift pattern.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,553 and a maximum payment of £4,528 per annum pro rata.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or informal visit please contact

Ziandele Chakunda ANP Lead AOS service


or phone 0203-826-2666