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Experienced Staff Nurse

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rota
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want a career in Paediatric Oncology Nursing?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Band 5 nurse to work at Alder Hey's Haematology/Oncology principal treatment centre.

Ward 3B provides expert care for Oncology and Non-Malignant Haematology patients. It has a 13 bedded inpatient ward including designated high dependency beds, a 10 bedded day care unit and a busy outpatient department.

This is a fantastic opening to use and enhance your existing skills in caring for this patient group.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care working alongside a large multidisciplinary team. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate family centred care without direct supervision. You will be supported in maintaining high standards of nursing care and promoting an environment suitable for the care of children that is evidence based/best practice.

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients' homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We're also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

You can expect a warm welcome at Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At Alder Hey we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

Great flexible working opportunities

Discounted gym membership

Lease car scheme and Home Electronics Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of a dynamic team, you can be involved in contributing to clinical audits and research whilst ensuring the privacy and dignity of patients and their families is maintained throughout.

Upon appointment, an individualised education plan will be developed in partnership with you to ensure that you are developed to your full potential throughout your career with us.

If you are enthusiastic, have the appropriate qualifications and experience, and would like to be a part of our world class clinical team, we would welcome your application.

For further information contact the Ward Manager Matthew Doyle on 0151 252 5603 or Lead Nurse for Cancer Services Caroline Bains on 0151 252 5470, we would love to chat with you.

Person Specification

1.Education and Training


  • Recognised children's' nursing qualification i.e. Dip HE Children's nursing, RN Child, RSCN
  • Trained and competent in the administration of Medications by IV, Intramuscular, Sub Cut, Oral, Enteral routes
  • Trained and competent in care of central lines including ANTT


  • Trained in administration of chemotherapy
  • Trained in support, education and assessment of Pre Registration nursing students.

2.Experience of...


  • Minimum two years experience in caring for children and young people, preferably with cancer or other haematological conditions.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development


  • Experience / knowledge of audit process and how it influences change and management

3.Knowledge of


  • Able to support pre and post registration students and new members of staff to achieve learning outcomes.


  • Knowledge of Oncology and Non Malignant Haematology conditions



  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to plan, implement and assess family centred care
  • Sensitive to the needs of children and their families
  • Able to work effectively as an empowered member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills - able to plan and prioritise work

5.Personal Attributes


  • Willingness to take on expanded roles.
  • Evidence of enthusiasm flexibility and commitment for team ethos.
  • Excellent Verbal and non verbal communications skills

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Ward 3B Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

Eaton Road, West Derby


L12 2AP

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