Nursing - Staff Nurse - Chemotherapy Day Centre

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary £27,055.00 – £32,934 per annum
  • Closing Date 02/12/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SNC-138
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week and part time hours available (Set days could be considered)

Job overview

This is an exciting role and opportunity to join a settled and supportive specialist team administering chemotherapy and other anti-cancer treatments on the chemotherapy unit.  Full training will be given on the unit and the successful candidate will be fully supported to achieve internal chemotherapy competencies.  It would be expected that the successful candidate would complete an externally accredited chemotherapy course at some point in the future. 

Ideally, we would like someone available to work full time but would consider a suitable candidate who was able to work 30 hours or more per week.  We currently work 8am-6pm so could offer longer working days or can accommodate a candidate who would prefer to work 9-5.   We would also be more than happy to accommodate set working days.


Main duties of the job


You will need to have excellent communication skills and be confident at communicating with patients who are facing a life limiting illness.  You will need to be confident in communicating with all members of the multi-disciplinary team at all levels.  We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in caring for patients with cancer, who is keen to develop this and progress in the future.  You will be expected to cannulate and take bloods but full training for this will be given.  You will need to be hard working, flexible and fit in well within our existing team.  You will need to be able to demonstrate the Trust Values within your everyday work.


Working for our organisation


The Team on the unit are very committed to providing the best possible patient experience for all our patients. The staff have very high standards and always strive to achieve the best in all areas. We have a wealth of experience within the team and staff from all different backgrounds.   Our team are also very supportive to any new starter within the department and will help them settle into the role.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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