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James Cook Cancer Institute & Speciality Medicine Services L3
Band 7
Permanent: Progression to 8a on completion of training
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The James Cook University Hospital
£41,659 - £54,619 per annum
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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Oncology

Band 7

Job overview

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Oncology (Systemic anti-cancer therapy) specialising in upper GI and lung cancer

x2 37.5 hours per week

Band 7 (progressing to 8a on completion of training) 

Applications are invited from experienced nursing, pharmacy and allied health professionals who would like to develop their career in an exciting direction to train as Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy.

These posts are part of an expansion of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Grade in Oncology in Teesside and North Yorkshire. The posts will be based at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, but will support the “hub and spoke” network of oncology services in neighbouring Trusts.

Main duties of the job

The roles will develop to deliver independent clinical assessment and treatment of patients, working closely with the Consultant Oncologist, specialising in either upper GI or lung cancer, monitoring systemic treatment (cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other directed treatment), assessing and treating complications of that treatment and also the cancer itself.

Our focus is to continually improve patients’ experiences and outcomes and you will be supported by a friendly, committed multi-disciplinary team of staff striving to ensure the delivery of excellence in all aspects of patient care. We are a forward thinking department and support all staff in their clinical development to advanced practitioner level.

Applicants will be expected to have post registration experience and will be expected to enrol on an appropriate MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (degree apprenticeship) or hold an equivalent at MSc level.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Working for our organisation

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills.  You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the ‘about this job’ link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • SACT Course


Essential criteria
  • Current Professional registration within area of practice
Desirable criteria
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Mentor/assessor qualification

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emily Park
Job title
Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse
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Telephone number
Additional information

EXT 53665

or Dr Madhavi Adusumalli (Lead Chemotherapy Nurse) on  

If you have problems applying, contact

The Murray Building
The James Cook University Hospital
Marton Road
01642 850850, Ext. 55433
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