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Deputy Sister - Fortuneswell

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Deputy Sister, Fortuneswell Ward Permanent:

Fortuneswell ward is a 17 bed in-patient ward specialising in the care of adults with cancer and haematological disease. The ward accommodates patients who are admitted with acute problems relating to their cancer or its treatment. We are looking for an individual who is motivated and caring and who is keen to develop their leadership skills, providing support to the nursing team and deputising for the ward manager.

A key element of the role will be to support the ward manager in ensuring high standards of care are met and maintained throughout all points in the disease trajectory including end of life.

You should have a sound knowledge base of oncology and/or haemato-oncology underpinned by an appropriate academic qualification. You will be proficient at venepuncture and cannulation and will have recent experience of chemotherapy administration and care.

You must be able to work shifts and be flexible to meet the needs of the service. You will possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have at least 2 year's recent experience in oncology or haemato-oncology.

Main duties of the job

To deputise and manage the ward in the absence of the ward sister.

To manage staffing of the ward.

To carry out audit/appraisal and manage risks in line with Trust policy.

To deliver chemotherapy services in line with protocols.

To support junior staff through teaching, coaching and mentoring.

To engage in performance and sickness management.

To liase with members of the MDT to promote best patient care.

About us

Working in cancer care within Dorset County hospital in line with Trust strategy 2025 putting people first and caring for people in ways which matter to them, embracing trust values of Integrity/Respect/Teamwork and Excellence.

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse band 5 with chemotherapy competency
  • recognised qualification in Oncology/haemato-oncology Evidence of CPD


  • Teaching qualification
  • Recognised cytotoxic chemotherapy course



  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner.
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of ability to develop leadership skills.


  • Evidence of an ability to manage time effectively.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.
  • Evidence of an area of special interest.
  • Knowledge of clinical audit
  • Evidence of critical appraisal skills.



  • Significant and recent post registration experience.
  • Significant and recent experience in related speciality at previous grade.
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues.

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

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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