Sister/Charge Nurse

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to come and work within Cancer services, supporting the Band 7s.

This post will support the increasing demand on the local service and is in line with the national trend of increased patient activity and available therapy.

You will be expected to provide a high standard of care, support the safe administration of anticancer and supportive treatments within South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills specifically caring for patient with a cancer diagnosis and will be required to inform and educate patients on the prescribed treatment and its side effects and support patients and their carers on all aspects of their care, be they newly diagnosed or being treated with palliative intent.

There will be the opportunity to work flexibly across the inpatient ward and day case unit, co-ordinating a shift and providing leadership to junior colleagues. This may involve a range of shift patterns which will include evenings, weekends and rotation to night duty

Main duties of the job

  • To work on Turner ward and/or Ricky Grant Day Unit as a Sister/Charge Nurse within a team responsible for the care of patients admitted as a result of their cancer diagnosis or side effects of their treatment and for the administration of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) in the nurse led Day Unit setting
  • To be in charge of the ward/unit team responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of patient care. You will be working closely with other professional colleagues to ensure that consistently high standards and quality of care for patients are maintained and that the patient's needs are met
  • To improve practice by continuous professional development. You will gain a broad spectrum of clinical proficiency to deliver SACT
  • To conform to COSHH and Health and Safety regulations whilst dealing with cytotoxic drugs ensuring a safe working environment
  • To provide clinical advice, training, education and support to patients, relatives and other professional colleagues
  • To promote a safe clinical environment for all patients, their carer's, visitors and staff and to comply with the Trust and relevant network policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols, values and expected behaviours

About us

One of the most rewarding parts of being an Oncology/Haematology/SACT nurse caring for patients undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis is that you are part of their strongest support system and you often have long term, ongoing contact with them and their relatives. You get to know them as people and build strong meaningful relationships.

This creates a very rewarding bond. Being there for them and their family during their most difficult and challenging moments in their life offering comfort and alleviating some of their fears and concerns is incredibly rewarding. You have the opportunity to make such a difference to what is often an incredibly difficult journey for them.

This is not always emotionally easy but made possible with the help and incredibly important support of the Turner and Ricky Grant team.Lead Cancer Nurse/Matron NSCSRegistered nurseWard/Unit senior nurse manager

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .


Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Experience in acute hospital setting


  • Knowledge and skills with SACT administration
  • Ward/Day Unit leadership skills
  • Evidence of compassionate caring nature
  • Desire to work in cancer services
  • Able to work independently and in a team

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