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Oncology Day Unit Sister

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Oncology Day Unit Sister - Band 6 based at North Tyneside General Hospital.

The candidate will also join the out of hours emergency telephone helpline to manage the service during evenings, weekends and bank holidays - this will involve independent decision making to help manage acute care of patients who are unwell offering advice and guidance.

Northumbria has 5 Oncology Day Units (Hexham, North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Alnwick/Berwick) .

The post holder will provide a specialist nursing service to cancer patients contributing to service delivery, the Day Unit Sister will work as part of a multi-professional team, ensuring patients with cancer receive the highest standard of care and support.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical expertise to the Team and develop practice. To work in close liaison with the Unit Manager, Lead Cancer Nurse, Practice Development Team and the MDT to provide the highest quality of care required to support each patient in their pathway and improve the patient experience.

To act as a clinical nurse leader, taking responsibility for the professional development of yourself and a group of nurses. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work autonomously and have excellent communication skills.

Candidates should be working within the SACT service and have significant post registration experience including previous experience (Chemotherapy Enhancing Practice or equivalent) of giving SACT and managing toxicities.

Leadership experience, advanced knowledge , decision-making skills are essential and completion of, or a willingness to work towards the advanced clinical skills course or equivalent would be an advantage.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support the Oncology Day Unit Manager to provide a high quality evidence based nurse led chemotherapy service to patients and carers. This will include patients attending for day case chemotherapy and patients who may contact the service for advice about their care.

Provide specialist education and training to other members of theTeam.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • RN 1st level current NMC Registration
  • Degree in Nursing/relevant degree level study or working towards
  • Registered Mentor, teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent.
  • Advanced Communication skills and Level 2 Psychology training (willing to undertake)
  • The N59 Chemotherapy course or equivalent (Willingness to undertake)
  • Advanced Clinical skills course or willing to undertake NACAN or equivalent (Willingness to undertake).


  • D32/33/34 NVQ Assessor and internal verifier.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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