Lead Nurse - Oncology

  • Job Reference: C230829F10
  • Date Posted: 29 August 2023
  • Recruiter: Pharmaxo
  • Website: https://careers.qphl.co/
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Lead Nurse – Oncology

About us

Pharmaxo Healthcare is a specialist pharmacy and clinical homecare provider in an expanding market offering greater choice and convenience to patients whilst delivering value and efficiencies to the NHS and private sector.

Your role

Reporting to the Head of Nursing, this role will assume responsibility for providing a first-class clinical service to patients receiving nursing and complex homecare services, specifically Oncology, in line with the Company Mission.

“All patients, whether suffering from acute or chronic disease, should have equitable and timely access to complex injectable medicines in a setting of their choice”.

Working closely with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team the job holder will ensure that the services provided by them comply with the requirements of the Care Quality Commission Inspectorate, The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, Care Inspectorate, best clinical practice and the legal and ethical requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and ensuring compliance with the company’s policies and procedures.

The post holder will have highly developed specialist knowledge of cancer and will play a critical role in developing and implementing the Company’s cancer strategy and leading a plan of continuous improvement. They will be responsible for the development of innovative nursing practices and the provision of specialist advice within their field. They will be an educational resource for all members of the Pharmaxo team and facilitate the development of nurses and healthcare staff in order to improve the patient experience.

Through regular and active communication and from the basis of an exceptional service the holder of this role will forge first class relationships with Pharmaxo key customers.

Your duties & responsibilities

  • To continuously update nursing knowledge ensuring in line with current legislation and best practice
    • To continuously update knowledge of specialty and disease areas and relevant publications
    • To ensure continued professional development (CPD) is updated to ensure fitness for revalidation
    • Contribution to the development and maintenance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols to ensure they are fit for purpose and accurate
    • To ensure their practice is compliant with the company’s policies and procedures
    • To complete additional projects and tasks, short term or long term, and will be guided by the value “Can it be better?”
    • Attend and participate in all team meetings
  • Administration of prescribed medicines to patients either in a clinic or out of hospital setting, predominantly the patient’s home
    • To ensure all patient care and administration of prescribed medicines are provided to first class clinical and ethical standards and demonstrates best practice
    • Support for clinical homecare nurses in clinical procedures specific to oncology/immunotherapies in conjunction with the Regional Nurse Managers
    • To provide education for patient/carers in the out of hospital environment as required
    • To provide support and advice to patients, as appropriate
    • Develop strong working relationships with the patients’ clinical teams within the secondary and primary healthcare settings, as appropriate
    • To manage the interface between hospital services and other agencies in order to meet patients’ needs
    • Ability and willingness to travel within an agreed area / distance from their home base
  • (More duties & responsibilities can be seen on our careers page by clicking ’apply’.)


  • To embrace the Company Values and incorporate in your daily actions and decisions:
  • To adhere to Company Policies and follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • To attend study days and updating courses as are deemed necessary for the development of services
  • Participate in conducting Patient and Customer feedback surveys
  • To be able to adapt and work appropriately in situations not outlined by the job description
  • To undertake any duties as required by your line manager and Head of Nursing to meet the needs of the business
  • Commitment to participate in any extended hours or Bank Holiday rotas where requested

Due to the nature of the company and this position all successful applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application.

The skills & attributes you will bring

  • Clear, concise and confident when communicating both verbally and in writing
  • You will have the ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Has a strong sense of dedication and overcomes challenges to achieve objectives to ensure that the patients come first
  • Self-motivated and energetic approach, showing interest in understanding the business and industry
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Location: National role – ideally lives in Midlands or South Central


  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Full Time: 37.5 hours a week
  • 29 days holiday, increasing with service to 34 days, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Company bonus scheme

By clicking ‘apply’ you will be taken to our careers page where you will see more info on the role and can complete your application.