Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Medical Oncology
The advanced practice service is provided by nurses who practice at a higher level of capability as independent, autonomous and expert advanced practitioners. The overall purpose of the service is to provide safe, timely, evidenced based nurse-led care to patients at an advanced nursing level. This involves undertaking and documenting complete episodes of patient care, which includes comprehensively assessing, diagnosing, planning, treating and discharging patients in accordance with collaboratively agreed local policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines and/or service level agreements/ memoranda of understanding.
The RANP in Medical Oncology demonstrates advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge, critical thinking, clinical leadership and complex decision-making abilities.
The RANP in Medical Oncology practices in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (NMBI 2014), the Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework (NMBI 2015), Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2017), and the Values for Nurses and Midwives in Ireland (Department of Health 2016).
The RANP in Medical Oncology service provides clinical leadership and professional scholarship in the delivery of optimal nursing services and informs the development of evidence based health policy at local, regional and national levels.
The RANP in Medical Oncology contributes to nursing research that shapes and advances nursing practice, education and health care policy at local, national and international levels.
The role will contribute to nursing research to shape and advance nursing practice, education and health care policy at local, national and international levels
HOPe (Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care)
Operationally: Assistant Directorate Nurse Manager Professionally: Director of Nursing Clinically: Prof Maeve Lowery
Staff Nurses, Support Staff, Student Nurses as appropriate On clinical matters only
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (General)
€59,151 - €72,895
25 - 28 Days
Ms Norma O’Riordan, Assistant Director Of Nursing, Hope Directorate;
Phone: 01 416 2002; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The post holder’s practice is based on developing a higher level of capability across the six domains of competences as defined by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2017)
The domains are:
Each of the six domains specifies the standard which the RANP in Medical Oncology has a duty and responsibility to demonstrate and practise.
Domain 1: Professional Values and Conduct:
The RANP in in Medical Oncology will apply ethically sound solutions to complex issues related to individuals and populations by:
Domain 2: Clinical-Decision Making:
The RANP in in Medical Oncology will utilise advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in senior clinical decision making by:
Domain 3: Knowledge and Cognitive Competences:
The RANP in in Medical Oncology will actively contribute to the professional body of knowledge related to his/her area of advanced practice by:
Domain 4: Communication and Interpersonal Competences:
The RANP in Medical Oncology will negotiate and advocate with other health professionals to ensure the beliefs, rights and wishes of the person are respected by:
Domain 5: Management and Team Competences:
The RANP in Medical Oncology will manage risk to those who access the service through collaborative risk assessments and promotion of a safe environment by:
Domain 6: Leadership and Professional Scholarship Competences:
The RANP in Medical Oncology will lead in multidisciplinary team planning for transitions across the continuum of care by:
Advanced Practice Performance Management and Evaluation
Professional / Clinical
Education and Training:
The RANP in Medical Oncology will:
Professional Practice Portfolio
Management and Leadership
The RANP in Medical Oncology will
* The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
Eligible applicants must:
1. Be a registered nurse or midwife on the NMBI’s Active Register.
2. Annual registration Practitioners must maintain active annual registration on the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Division of the register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) for the role.
3. Must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, professional and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).
4. Completed a post graduate diploma in Adult Cancer Nursing.
5. Demonstrates competencies relevant to context of practice.
6. Demonstrate involvement in audit and research.
Please note The organisation may specify other post specific requirements in terms of additional post registration education and /or clinical experience(s) related to the RANP (NNN) service in line with expansion of practice and caseload review.
The following ‘Descriptors’ are a further clarification of the behaviours required. Candidates should use these descriptors as a guide when assessing their suitability for this role and also when preparing an example of where they have demonstrated this competency in the past for inclusion in the required Standard Application Form (SAF). Further information relating to the Competency Based Framework.
A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. You will be required to self assess your proficiency level in the Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
A panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. St James's Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.