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Staff Nurse (Band 5) - CUC & RMMH

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Centre for Urgent Care (CUC) and Royal Marsden Macmillan Hotline (RMMH) in Chelsea is looking for an a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to complete our team. This role will be approximately 50:50 split between CUC and RMMH.

CUC is opened Monday to Friday and provides advanced nursing care to Royal Marsden patients with the support of the Acute Oncology Service (AOS) who present with acute symptoms related to their disease or treatment, supports patients on an ambulatory care pathway, or provides care for elective patients booked for day case procedures.

The RMMH, a 24/7 service which provides patients of the RMH with a single point of access for support when they become unwell because of their disease or treatment.

Our aspiration is to provide a high standard of safe effective care in line with Royal Marsden and National guidelines with a patient centred approach. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about oncology nursing, with the vision and passion to help optimise high quality patient care. Being a good team player, you will work together with the multidisciplinary team to help foster good communication and improve processes to enhance the patient pathway. The Royal Marsden Trust is committed to the on-going development of its staff, education and on the job training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

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

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information please refer to the Job Description/Person Specification

These responsibilities will be carried out under the guidance of the shift co-ordinator:

To complete the first level assessment of the patients needs to gain an understanding of the physiological, psycho-social, spiritual and cultural needs of the patients with cancer and their families and to develop a positive, realistic and supportive attitude to ensure that the needs of the patient and family are met.

To assist with teaching patients in preparation for investigations, treatment and home care

To be aware of the side effects of any treatment in progress, and adopt a problem-solving approach to minimise the potentially adverse reactions.

Be involved in the direct delivery of skilled specialised nursing care with supervision until competent, e.g. wound dressings, removal of drains, and insertion of urinary catheters.

To develop an awareness of the protocols involved for patients undergoing clinical trials.

To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.

To be rostered as part of the ward to care for patients over a 24 hr period.

Have frequent exposure to body fluids, odours and infections and ensure that personal protective equipment is used as required, adhering to Trust policies in relation to Health and Safety and Infection Control.

Be involved in the collection of samples for diagnostic testing, e.g. urine collection and sputum collection.

Administer medicines as prescribed with adherence to Guidelines for Medicines Administration (NMC2002) and The Royal Marsden Medicines Management Policy. This will exclude administration by the intravenous route or through subcutaneous syringe driver until you have passed the written drug administration test and have been assessed as competent.

To be aware of the emotional demands that comes with treating cancer patients and their families

Person Specification



  • Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Qualification in oncology or speciality Diploma or Degree level study (or equivalent) Recognised teaching qualification



  • Experience in intravenous drug administration
  • Sufficient post registration nursing experience in oncology or speciality to be confident and competent in using the required skills to do the job


  • Experience in chemotherapy administration
  • Experience in Clinical Management
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical trials management

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Venepuncture and/or cannulation skills
  • Evidence of effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to motivate others

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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