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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/12/2021.

8a Rapid Diagnostic Clinic Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 290-BC-56

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Corporate Cancer
Trustwide, London
£54,223 - £60,316 pa pro rota

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

RDC ANP Advert Text December 2021

We are recruiting x2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) to support the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. RM Partners have provided 12 months’ funding for 1.6 WTE 8a ANP posts to support the development of a RDC vague symptoms clinic at ICHT. We are recruiting to the below positions;

  • Full time ANP (1.0 WTE) – includes direct line management responsibilities and professional oversight
  • Part time ANP (0.6 WTE)

Please specify in your application which post you are applying for.

The successful candidates will work directly with the RDC project manager and GP Lead, also funded through the RMP grant, to scope, establish and run the pilot clinics.

This is a unique opportunity to shape and implement a different model of care for patients with non-specific/ concerning symptoms to exclude/ make a cancer diagnosis in the first instance and then refer on to other specialties as required.

RDCs are part of the NHS Long Term Plan to increase the number of cancers diagnosed at stage 1 or 2 by 2027, and is a priority in the directorate's business planning and the ICHT's organisational strategic cancer priorities. The RDC will aim to support already established pathways by aiming to exclude a cancer diagnosis within 28 days in patients presenting with non-specific symptoms which require a more holistic diagnostic approach. The onus of the service will be to confirm/exclude a cancer diagnosis as soon as practicable and ideally within 28 days. The project's aim is to establish a vague symptoms clinic for all primary care patients with non-specific signs or symptoms which may suggest cancer but that do not fit a traditional 2WW tumour-specific pathway.

The post holder(s) will be experienced nurses, acting within their professional boundaries with work experience in an oncology capacity; they will provide care for the presenting patient, demonstrating safe clinical decision-making. They will work collaboratively with the RDC team, cancer services and primary care.

The expected benefits are patients being diagnosed faster and improving performance against the faster diagnosis standard (another strategic priority), providing more tailored patient care and providing clearer onward referral routes for patients with cancer or other serious conditions identified through the clinic.

Whilst both posts are for 1 year Fixed Term initially, there is scope for the roles to become substantive positions after this, subject to funding and the pilot period. If you have any questions relating to this, please contact, Gareth Gwynn

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


Covid-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Once the vacancy that you have applied for has closed your application will be transferred to the Trac Recruitment System and you can expect emails from this site. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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