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Staff Nurse - Band 5 - Ward G1

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
This is a Fixed Term role which is due to come to an end on 15th May 2024.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Registered Nurse to join the Macmillan Unit (G1) at the West Suffolk Hospital on a fixed term basis.

G1 is a 12 bedded oncology and haematology unit, caring for and supporting patients undergoing various cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. We also can for patients suffering toxicities relating to these treatments.

The Macmillan Unit has retained the Macmillan Unit Environment Mark for a further 3 years

Applications are invited from registered nurses who can demonstrate good standards of nursing care, attention to detail and a patient / family centred approach. Previous oncology/ haematology experience is desirable but not essential.

The post includes internal rotation onto nights and weekend working

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity to develop your clinical skills in a unit which provides ward-based care, outpatient treatment in the day unit, community care on our Mobile Cancer Care Unit and an Acute Oncology Service.

You will learn skills of:

Caring for Central Venous lines.

Triage and assessment of side effects from Systemic Anti cancer treatments

Caring for patients who have

Fundament aspects of caring for those who are admitted with side effects from their cancer or cancer treatment

Close working with the MDT to ensure the patients receive the best outcomes

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a passion for ensuring high standards of clinical practice, be self-motivated, enthusiastic, work well as part of a team and enjoy working in a challenging environment.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Staff Nurses are responsible for the delivery of care and the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes of care. They are expected to take delegated responsibility in a given shift for a group of patients. With experience, they may be expected to take charge of the ward/department regularly in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties to meet the needs of the service
  • Committed to delivering a high-quality service
  • Ability to show empathy and compassion to patients and relatives
  • Resilience



  • NMC Registration
  • RGN Degree / Diploma
  • BLS
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • ILS
  • SACT passport



  • Ability to work to clear protocols/ guidelines within role boundaries


  • Oncology/Haematology Experience
  • Previous acute experience within the NHS
  • Previous mentorship experience

Skills and Abilities


  • IT skills
  • Research awareness
  • Ability to take charge of the ward and facilitate timely interventions


  • Mentorship skills
  • IV Drug Administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation

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

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk Hospitals Nhs Trust

Hardwick Lane

Bury St. Edmunds


IP33 2QZ

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