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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2021.

Head & Neck Oncology CNS

Job Reference: J223-A-21-2546

The London Clinic
Cancer Services
£47,341 - £56,802 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Head & Neck Oncology) to join our to join our Cancer Services team based at The London Clinic's award-winning Cancer Centre in London. We are offering a competitive inclusive salary of £47,341 - £56,802 per annum.

The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities located on Harley Street and we have been providing exceptional care since 1932. We have circa 1300 employees, and a total of 8 premises where we perform highly complex procedures as well as routine surgery & medicine. Our main hospital spans 8 floors comprising of 140+ beds and 10 theatres, and The Duchess of Devonshire Wing is our award-winning cancer centre, which includes state-of-the-art radiotherapy, chemotherapy suites and 47 dedicated patient bedrooms for Oncology & Haematology patients.


Job Description

As a CNS you will be a clinical expert in the field of Head and Neck cancers and their management. You will have the skills to lead in practice development and innovation, with specific regard to the development of autonomous nursing practice and nurse led services.

  • Job Type: Permanent and Full Time
  • Hours/Shifts: 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday
  • Job Location:This role is located at our Duchess of Devonshire Wing (Cancer Centre) in London, W1G 6JA (Close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).
  • Benefits package:Contributory pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Insurance, 33 day’s annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.


Key Duties

  • Management of direct patient care and to be responsible for a clinical case load, providing specialist nursing support to patients, families, medical, nursing staff and other healthcare professionals.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team across all boundaries contributing to the continuing development of the Head and Neck specialist services within The London Clinic.
  • Substantive direct patient care, role modelling, mentorship, supervision and education and facilitation of others to equip nurses for role expansion.
  • Lead the development of nursing practice, working in collaboration with all members of the multidisciplinary team and be the key link between other interfacing specialities.
  • Develop the skills of nurses and members of the wider MDT to empower and embrace them to provide a high standard of care to patients with Head and Neck Cancer and all patients receiving radiotherapy in accordance with NICE and relevant guidelines.


Skills & Experience

  • Registered General Nurse.
  • Post registration course within the Oncology specialism or working towards.
  • Post registration experience in an acute hospital setting with surgical and Oncology experience within Head and Neck Cancer.
  • Proven track record of recognised practice development initiatives with clinical leadership qualities, including team working and team building skills.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and problem-solving skills with the ability to communicate with patients, relatives, colleagues, hospital personnel and external customers, relevantly and diplomatically.


We are an organisation that has charitable status, and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

In-line with Government legislation, From 1 April 2022 it will be a legal requirement for you to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for a healthcare organisation.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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