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Lead Nurse for Acute Oncology Service

Job Description

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services, delivered from 2 hospital sites, St.George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, and from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth. With national and regional referrals added to our local 35m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. We employ around 8,000 staff.

Advert for AOS Lead Nurse Post 2016

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior nurse to take up an exciting and challenging position of 8a Lead Nurse for our Acute Oncology Service at St George's University Hospitals Foundation Trust, London. The Trust is widely recognised and is the subject of the successful TV programme 24 hrs. in A&E, it is also one of the country's largest teaching hospitals with around 6,000 staff and treating more than 500,000 patients every year in South West London. The Trust achieves excellence in cancer treatment and diagnosis, through partnership and collaboration. The Trust provides all cancer unit services to the local population and sees around 2,000 new cancer patients every year.

The Acute Oncology Service at St George's is Consultant led alongside the AOS nursing team which consists of the 8a Lead Nurse and a Band 7 AOS/CUP CNS.

The post holder is required to lead the AOS nursing service, manage a team of CNS's, and provide innovative and continual high quality care for patients known to have cancer who present with toxicity or symptoms of their disease.

You will be a high calibre, experienced nurse with a background of proven leadership and advanced clinical skills. You will be a non-medical nurse prescriber ideally or working towards this, with strong clinical assessment skills. In addition you will be required to provide teaching on oncological emergencies, able to write protocols and pathways and carry out audit and service review.

You will be supported within a strong clinical and management structure, providing excellence in care, education and encouragement to maximise your potential, development and success.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information regarding this post please call Maxine Armantrading, Head of Nursing on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

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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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