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Assistant Practitioner / Nurse Associate

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The Assistant Practitioner will work as part of the Oncology/ or Haematology team, delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient.  They will work autonomously within the clearly defined boundaries of their Assistant Practitioner role and carry out specific clinical tasks and responsibilities that may cross professional demarcations of care. They will support patients attending the Day case units for Systemic Anti-Cancer treatments and will work with the Advanced Nurse Practitioners to plan, co-ordinate and undertake Venesections both in the day case unit and outreach locations.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We have an exciting opening for a Band 4 Assistant Practitioners to join our Oncology Team working in our day case unit. This is a rare opportunity to develop skills and competencies around the delivery of chemotherapy and other supportive treatments and to support the patients journey through clinical appointments.

We are looking for an established Band 4 Practitioner (Assistant Practitioner or Nurse Associate) who has experience working within Cancer Services or who may be interested in a move to a new speciality.

The successful candidate will need to enjoy working with people and be able to maintain a professional approach in this sensitive environment. This post involves working alongside the Oncology team in their day case unit through patient assessments, cannulation/venepuncture and the delivery of some medications. The Band 4 practitioner will also support in the Outreach locations.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who are organised and work well under pressure to join our dedicated team in this specialised area.

For further information please contact either Colette Newcombe or Clare Rowley

Working Pattern: 37.5 hrs per week (08:00 - 18:00)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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