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Staff Nurse - Cancer Care

Band 5

Main area
Cancer Care
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-NM2808
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/06/2021 23:59

Job overview

We’re looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurses with a genuine interest in cancer care, along with a commitment to continuous learning, teamwork and mutual support. If you have a strong focus on patient care and are able to work inter-professionally across boundaries and support junior colleagues in their development then we’re keen for you to join our team.

Please review our about our teams doucments for more information about the different units. 

If you are currently an overseas nurse – please do not apply for this post and instead send your CV to nurserecruitment@uhs.nhs.uk

If you are a newly qualified nurse – please apply to our newly qualified nurses positions

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We offer opportunities to enhance your skills and be part of a forward thinking and supportive multi professional team. Competency in intravenous therapy and chemotherapy administration is desirable but not essential. If you do not have these skills you will be offered training to support you to develop these skills.

You’ll receive an individualised induction programme when you first start to visit all the different areas within the department. In the future, we are hoping to develop a rotational programme.

Working within cancer care will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills whilst enhancing your knowledge of oncology and haematology. You’ll be supported and encouraged to further develop your nursing career.

Cancer care has a highly motivated and supportive education team who drive staff development forward. There are opportunities to develop your knowledge in cancer care nursing by attending the Wessex Cancer Alliance chemotherapy course and the ‘Fundamentals of Cancer Care’ course, developed by our own education team.

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health services
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship experience

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Analytical decision-making skills
  • Team player
  • Awareness of evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • IV Therapy trained
  • Chemotherapy trained

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Qualified nurse
  • NMC registered or registration pending
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice in the role of practice supervisor
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice.
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor.

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Ability to demonstrate practical judgement
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of learning needs

Living the Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility to cover service requirements
  • Ability to clarify rationale for application for this post

Outside interests

Desirable criteria
  • Team work activities
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lisa Attrill
Job title
Recruitment Coordinator
Email address
lisa.attrill@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381206525

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