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Senior Sister

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum pro rata INC HCAS
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
St Luke's Cancer Centre is the specialist cancer unit based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. Established in 1996 and serving a population of approximately 1.2 million across Surrey and West Sussex, it is highly regarded for the excellent care it provides and for its work with the University of Surrey and major pharmaceutical companies in conducting vital research to support the development of new cancer treatments.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Senior Sister to manage and run our Oncology / Haematology inpatient unit called Onslow Ward.

Onslow Ward is a 34 bedded unit looking after patient who are undergoing Systematic anticancer treatment and experiencing complications due to this or the cancer itself. We are looking for hard working, enthusiastic person with good communication and previous managerial skills to join our busy team and continue to lead them in an excellent way.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will deliver patient care on a daily basis. They should be expert in all areas of nursing care from patients admission to discharge, which facilitates clinical practice development. They have overall responsibility for day-to-day management of their clinical area and for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining associated records. They will manage, support and lead a team of nurses in the delivery of evidence based patient centered care, which is of a high standard. They will manage unit staff including appraisal, rotas, recruitment and selection and the supervision of learners. They will provide specialist advice to patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team. Utilising clinical audit, research, supervision of practice and teaching, they will monitor and improve standards of care by efficient and effective use of resources. They will lead the ward through the achieving excellence program and be a pivotal role model within their specialty upholding the trusts values and behaviors at all times.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nursing
  • Recent post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in acute setting
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. IV additives
  • Knowledge of current NHS and Professional issues


  • D32/22 [A1] Award
  • Management qualification

Knowledge and skills


  • Demonstrable experience within acute hospital setting
  • Demonstrates up to date clinical credibility/competence
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice i.e. iv additives, cannulation and venipuncture, chemotherapy administration
  • Can demonstrate up-to-date clinical credibility/competence
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in Acute NHS setting
  • Knowledge of current NHS and Professional issues
  • Evidence of research based practice
  • Evidence of changing practice and project management
  • Proven record of managing staff and resources


  • Clinical audit
  • Publication

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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