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Band 5 Staff Nurse- Oncology Treatment Suite

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team on our chemotherapy day unit Infusion Suite based at the QEHB on Ward East 1A. We are seeking to recruit motivated skilled nurses with a minimum of 12 months post registration experience to join our existing chemotherapy nursing team. Chemotherapy experience is preferable but not essential. All training is supported by the Systemic Anti-Cancer (SACT) Nurse Trainers We are looking for someone who wants to increase their Oncology experience and wants to work within this rewarding environment.

On the oncology treatment suite we administer a range of Systemic anticancer treatment (SACT) including ambulatory chemotherapy. We provide supportive therapies, supporting patients and their families throughout a cancer diagnosis. A peripherally inserted central catheter service is also provided. The unit also supports treatment for the teenage and young adult's specialist group (TYA) for Oncology and Haematology Patients.

We aim to provide an individualised and supportive environment for patients. In each area you will be supported by a nursing leadership team who are present and will help you develop your skills to reach your full potential.

Main duties of the job

On both E1A we care for patients throughout their pathway, undergoing diagnostic, curative and palliative procedures including the management of symptoms related to their treatments or their disease process. The unit administers Systemic Anti- Cancer Therapies and supportive therapies, supporting patients and their families through their treatment journey. Your role will be varied and you will be able to gain clinical skills such as triage, cannulation, venepuncture and central line care and SACT administration. If you have cannulation, phlebotomy, or central lines skills it will be an advantage, but if not, then you should have enthusiasm and dexterity to develop these skills.

PLEASE NOTE: If you a Band 5 staff nurse currently working for the trust and looking to move to another area, please go to http://uhbpolicies/documents/internal-lateral-transfer-of-post-holders.htm to access our transfer process

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • * Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • * Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • * Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • * Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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