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Chemotherapy Nurse

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity for career development and to further improve local chemotherapy services has arisen for an experienced Nurse who has at least 18 months experience since qualifying and is keen to further their skills in oncology/chemotherapy with a challenge of developing and improving timeliness with access to our chemotherapy services.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Nurse who can drive forward the Trust's vision and values within an existing team and ensure safe high quality care for patients within our care.

Job Summary
  • To undertake a lead role in the assessment and delivery of professional, effective nursing care to chemotherapy patients ensuring the highest possible standards of care are received by patients and their carers while on the ward/unit;
  • To support the Ward Manager/Senior Chemotherapy Sister to develop a 'values based' team culture through role modelling leadership, professionalism and demonstrating pride in job role and own achievements within the role and to enable others to achieve same;
  • To act as an excellent clinical role model and team leader to all staff; and
  • Willing to undertake the Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment course to safely administer chemotherapy with support from Line Manager and Trust.

  • The Person:

    You will need to be experienced, reliable and a flexible approach with a dynamic proactive leadership style. You will need sound up to date clinical skills.

    Main duties of the job

    For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

    About us

    We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
    • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021
    • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do
    • We are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
    • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work and when asked whether care of patients is the organisation's top priority
    • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country; we achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

    Person Specification



    • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
    • A complete and accurate application
    • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
    • Evidence of essential experience for role
    • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
    • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
    • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
    • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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