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Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7 (Subject to Agenda for Change)

Main area
Acute Oncology
NHS AfC: Band 7 (Subject to Agenda for Change)
Fixed Term (12 Months)
37.5 hours per week
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£37,570-£43,772 Per annum Pro rata (Subject to Agenda for Change)
02/02/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse



Fixed Term (12 Months)

37.5 hours

Band 7 (Subject to Agenda for Change)


Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Acute Oncology Team as a Band 7 (Subject to Agenda for Change) Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist . This position is initially for a 1 year fixed term contract.  The successful candidate will support the existing Acute Oncology team as we extend the roles to encompass the newly created Rapid Diagnostic Service within the Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, proactive and highly motivated nurse to join our team. You must have a high level of knowledge and expertise relating to care and management of acute oncology patients and be able to provide professional leadership and responsibility for the service.

The post holder will work collaboratively with members of the multi- disciplinary team, they will participate and lead on service development to improve patient experience based on best practice models of care being responsive to patient feedback and audit findings.

It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in service development and improved ways of working to support moving towards a nurse led services that will support the patients of our local population.

The post holder should have excellent communications skills and be prepared to support innovative ideas to help develop a forward thinking service, including support around Vague Symptoms pathway, Cancer of Unknown Primary and Malignancy of Unknown Origin. The post holder will work closely with other regional Trusts such as Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Aintree University Hospital, and national charities such as Macmillan.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and organisational skills that can help this particular group of patients and their relatives with their individual clinical, psychological and social needs.

This role will be subject to Macmillan adoption

Advertising date: 9th January 2020

Closing date: 2nd February, 2020

Interview date: w/c 24th February 2020

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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

Elaine Deeming - Lead Cancer Nurse
01704 704776