Band -5 Haematology/Oncology Staff Nurse rotation

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Could this be the right role for you?!?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our friendly haemato-oncology ward at St Georges Hospital, on a full-time permanent basis. This ward cares for patients with a variety of haematological disorders/Oncological conditions. The department works with a team of specialist consultants and nurses who collectively provide a comprehensive service covering diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, and end of life care. The haematology-oncology department is comprised of Gordon Smith Ward, Ruth Myles Ward and Trevor Howell Ward. There is a haematology day care unit attached to Ruth Myles Ward and a chemotherapy suite attached to Trevor Howell Ward. We also have CNS's associated with blood cancers, solid tumours and bleeding disorders as well having a research team conducting trials.

We offer a rotation to all three wards; in those 6 months the aim is to do 1-2 study days related to that specific ward care needs. These study days will range from the systemic anti-cancer treatment to the acute oncology course and stem cell transplant. The aim of the rotation is to allow staff to learn about all different aspects of haematology oncology nursing and essentially be more prepared to take on more responsibility in more senior roles.

Main duties of the job

We strive to deliver the highest quality of care to all patient, always striving to put the patients first. You will need to be a registered nurse and ideally demonstrate previous Oncology/Haematology experience, evidence of the administration of IV medications and chemotherapy is desired. Intravenous cannulation and venepuncture are also desirable, however full training will be given. In addition, you will possess excellent communication skills, be reliable, enthusiastic and an effective team member committed to providing the highest level of service for our patients.

The post holder will have excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in a well-resourced environment, with support from the unit's haemato-oncology practice educator. We will support and encourage you to achieve your potential as a nurse.

You will need to have the ability to plan, document, deliver and evaluate evidence-based nursing care for patients in a responsible and efficient way, which has been drawn up in conjunction with the co-ordinator of the shift

To develop a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of patients with cancer and the different treatment modalities administered within the unit.

To develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a shift with the guidance of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Qualifications and Training

Organisational Management


  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk


  • Computer literate

Education & Research


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others


  • Demonstrates an understanding of audit
  • Ability to take on small research or audit project.

General & Personal


  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Sound verbal and written communication.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation

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