Skip to main content
Please wait, loading

Job summary

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust)
Employer type
Royal Oldham Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
09/12/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) logo

Associate Chemotherapy Clinical Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 6

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Chemotherapy Team at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

As a Macmillan Chemotherapy Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist you will work as an integral member of the team to provide expert advice and support for patients commencing and undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) for solid tumour and haematological cancers. The post holder will administer SACT as part of their daily duties via different administration routes (IV, S/C, oral) using multiple access devices such as IV cannula, CVC, TIVAD, PICC.

S/he will provide specialist nursing knowledge and expertise in the management of patients undergoing SACT to other health professionals. Education and training on SACT will form a large part of this role.

Main duties of the job

 The post holder will work within the team to help facilitate and develop the chemotherapy nursing service within the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group by acting as an ambassador for the chemotherapy clinical nurse specialist team. She/he will provide professional, clinical and innovative care delivery within a multi-professional team.

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st Level registered nurse

Essential Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • First level degree in related subject, undertaking degree pathway or willing to undertake
  • Strong evidence of continual professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant accredited course in chemotherapy/haematology/oncology
  • Recognised teaching qualification or working towards

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant post registration experience at band 5 or above
  • Excellent verbal, written, electronic and interpersonal communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audit, research
  • Counselling experience
No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Lees
Job title
Chemotherapy Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0161 627 71786