Oncology Chemotherapy Deputy Sister

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Oncology Chemotherapy Suite

The successful candidate will be joining an established team with a record of excellence and innovative practices. The department provides outpatient treatment, triage assessment and follow up care for patients with Haematological and Oncological conditions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with clinical experience within haematology/oncology nursing. You will be able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills in Haematology/Oncology nursing care and have a passion for this specialty. Knowledge and skills in the safe administration of SACT,

Main duties of the job

The individual will be a key member of the Multidisciplinary Team involved in the management of patient receiving Haematological Chemotherapy both in-patient and out-patient areas. They will lead and empower appropriate staff to maintain annual clinical competency in the management of patients receiving chemotherapy.
  • Be active clinically 80% of their working time will involve administration of chemotherapy as well as supervision and competency checking of others giving chemotherapy.
  • Promote and deliver high standards of care at all times, utilising evidence based knowledge that promotes development of clinical standards.
  • Possess and disseminate specialist knowledge with regard to Oncology cancers and treatment.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide caring at its best and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:We focus on what matters mostWe treat others how we would like to be treatedWe are passionate and creative in our workWe do what we say we are going to doWe are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that it is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the ward team.

Actively contribute to the improvement of services and the quality of care provision to meet the needs of patients, service users and their families.

Act as a role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

Please see the Job Description for a full breakdown of responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs. oo


  • Development of multi disciplinary working practices
  • Diploma or Degree in nursing or health related subject



  • RGN - first level



  • SACT trained

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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