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Acute Oncology / CUP Nurse Practitioner posted by Wye Valley NHS Trust

Full Time
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health care across Herefordshire bringing together acute and community services.

We run The County Hospital in Hereford along with community hospitals in Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard, delivering a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.

The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to provide the right care in the right place at the right time... every time.


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Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and our values are important in our everyday work: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

A further opportunity is available for a Macmillan Acute Oncology Cancer of Unknown Primary Nurse Practitioner to work as part of the multidisciplinary team at Hereford county Hospital. The base for this post will be in Macmillan Renton Unit working in collaboration with the existing AOS NP’s and the Systemic anti-cancer treatment NP’s.

The post holder will provide high quality specialist nursing knowledge for patients, their families and other healthcare professionals in the care and treatments associated cancer across a significant part of their pathway. They will act as an autonomous practitioner within Wye Valley NHS Trust making critical clinical decisions independently when assessing, monitoring and managing patients with a malignancy.

The hours available are 22.5 a week on a fixed term basis for 22 months working with the support of a wider team of Nurse Practitioners. Collaborative working in this wider team is expected with some requirement to cross cover to ensure resilience within the service provision.

This is a challenging role and you will need to have excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills and the ability to foster good working relationships, offering care in a kind and compassionate manner. The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse with the ability to work autonomously with support from the multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to demonstrate recent experience of caring for patients with cancer and an understanding of current treatment modalities associated with specific cancers and the complexities involved in caring for this group of patients.

There is scope to offer a development opportunity for the right person. If the candidate can demonstrate that they have transferable skills to support the operationalisation of this service under the clinical guidance of the existing AOS/ CUP NP’s then this will be considered.

For further information or an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Rachel Lowe Lead Cancer Nurse [Click here to apply] ( Email address removed )

All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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