Chemotherapy Nurse

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Registered Nurse -Chemotherapy Unit

37.5 hours per week

Agenda for Change - Band 5

We are recruiting for a Chemotherapy Nursewho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

The successful candidate will become part of a small, dynamic team working in a fast paced unit providing treatment for patients in our Chemotherapy Unit

Hours of work will be 09.00-17.00, Monday to Friday.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Natasha Luscombe, Sister on 01983 534916 or Anne Snow, Consultant Cancer Nurse on 01983 534379.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a self-motivated, innovative and forward thinking registered nurse with demonstrable registration experience in this field.

Ideally you will have experience in the Oncology and Haematology setting and be competent in administration of Chemotherapy and Intravenous therapies. Cannulation and venepuncture skills are essential. However if you do not have this experience please discuss with the Chemotherapy Sister or Consultant Cancer Nurse.

An adaptive professional approach is essential as you will deal with sensitive information.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post basic study
  • Able to demonstrate a proficient knowledge of Chemotherapy drugs and administration, side effects and actions to be taken in the event of an adverse reaction.


  • Completion of work based competency modules
  • Completion of required Trust mandatory training updates

Physical Skills


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g. manual handling of patients


  • Attend annual update and complete e-learning modules, as required in relation to manual handling



  • Professional/role model
  • Flexible approach



  • Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation

Communication Skills


  • Good interpersonal skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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