Lead Cancer Nurse

Great Missenden
Market related
20 Sep 2016
18 Oct 2016
Nursing Field
Clinical Nurse
Job Type

BMI Chiltern Hospital in Great Missenden & BMI Shelburne Hospital in High Wycombe are part of BMI Healthcare, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

We have an opportunity for a Lead Cancer Nurse to join their team of staff in the Senior Management Department.

This is a FULL time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.  This role will be based between 2 sites.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • RN, educated to at least degree level  or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification in delivering cytotoxic medication
  • BLS/ALS certification
  • IT knowledge and experience – Microsoft office and other systems
  • Cancer nursing experience,
  • Management experience
  • Experience of care and maintenance of CVADs including portacaths
  • An empathetic practitioner who provides a holistic approach to care
  • A high level of understanding of customer care
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to make independent decisions and problem solve
  • Highly numerate

Duties of this role include:

To strategically plan the Cancer service for [Hospital name and location].  Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects.

  • To act as specialist resource for Cancer patients and staff,
  • To take the lead across cancer services within the relevant Hospital, in agreement with relevant Executive Directors and Directors of Nursing/Clinical Services, on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge for cancer,
  • To work clinically and with focused time allocated to cancer management, and service development. 
  • Support the Executive Directors and Directors of Nursing/Clinical Services in the development of strategic and operational plans, service development proposals and business cases, for the delivery of cancer services, in line with regional strategies, and other priorities.
  • As a member of the Group Lead Cancer Team, contribute to the development of a strategic direction for cancer services and participate fully in the development of clinical frameworks and associated documentation to ensure that all BMI sites are adhering to best practice. 
  • Represent BMI at relevant Cancer meetings and other meetings as agreed with the Lead Cancer Team and ensure feedback as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with other Lead Cancer Team members, liaise with organisations and groups across primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings and with charitable and patient organisations, to ensure that the concerns and interests of these groups, as well as their service delivery potential, are reflected and captured in the development of cancer services within BMI.
  • To be the lead within BMI Cancer Alliance clusters working with other BMI Hospitals to grow the services we provide and to ensure that Gold standard pathways are followed and to ensure development  and collaborative working with local NHS services.

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Salary & Benefits:

BMI HealtHcare offers a competitive starting salary and offers access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • BMI Healthcare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Gym membership discount


If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please complete our brief online application form and ensure to upload the most recent copy of CV.  We aim to respond to your application within 14 days of the closing date.