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Charge Nurse - Outpatient Village

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum in HCA
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward thinking? Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate nursing staff to provide high quality patient focused care. If so, we could have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Band 7 Charge Nurse for the Oncology Outpatient Village. The Outpatient Village is essential for providing care for patients and supporting clinics for multiple tumour groups.

The successful candidate will be an oncology nurse with proven leadership skills and the vision and passion to help develop the service and optimise high quality patient care. They will be a good team player and work with the Matrons, multidisciplinary teams and nursing leaders in oncology to help foster good communication and improved processed to enhance the patient pathway.

We are looking for a strong clinical leader with good collaborative skills and who is enthusiastic about enhancing patient care, staff experience and service improvement.

Closing date: Midnight 28th of November 2023Interview date: 8th of December 2023

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the effective and efficient operational management of the department including budget control, clinical governance, staff development and training.

To provide professional leadership within the clinical area and provide direction and inspirational leadership to all members of the multi-disciplinary team within the area for which they are accountable for.

To be involved in the development of protocols / guidelines and patient information.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences center's, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research center's, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Leadership and ManagerialLead the ward/Department team and build successful links between keyprofessionals to support and promote effective multi-disciplinary teamworking.

Manage the department nursing staff, ensuring the patients receive highquality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for theircustoms, religious beliefs and doctrines.Communicate effectively and efficiently and liaise with other members ofthe multi-disciplinary team to ensure that patients receive seamless carewithin the trust.

Act as a professional nurse leader and role model to the staff. To applyclinical skills of the highest standard and to take a proactive approach tothe development of clinical competence in self and others.

Maximise use of clinical resources, implementing best practice in patientflow, admission and discharge arrangements.

Monitor monthly budget statements, identifying trends, understandingspending patterns in order to stay in budget and to take action as required.

Ensure that the departments have adequate resources / equipment toprovide an effective service.

Develop and maintain effective channels of communication between allmembers of the multi disciplinary team.

To ensure the Matron is informed when changes to circumstances mayaffect safe competent practice.

Participate in nursing and multi professional research and audit and toimplement actions identified from quality initiatives.

Identify and intervene where circumstances contribute to an unsafeenvironment for patients and staff. To bring instances to the attention ofthe Matron / Head of Nursing for the area.

Deputise for the Matron as appropriate

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medicationincluding transfusion of blood

Responsible for the correct administration of blood products.

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in thespeciality.

Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patientorientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards withinthe NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health andwellbeing of the individuals.

Staff Management, Education and TrainingMotivate, develop, support and identify training needs for department staff.Implement and work within the Trusts HR policies on all staffing matters,including sickness, capability and disciplinary issues.

Take corrective measures if indicated in liaison with Human Resources and the Matron.

Work with the Matron and Human Resources Department in therecruitment, selection, appointment and retention of staff.

Monitor recruitment and retention and use all available strategies to retainand motivate staff e.g. flexible working policy.

Participate in appraisals and the setting of objectives for junior staff in thedepartment to enable them to achieve optimal effectiveness and tounderstand their contribution to the directorate.Actively participate in teaching of junior staff and students.Ensure that nursing staff receive appropriate training and professionaleducation in accordance with the NMCs PREP Recommendations.

Ensure optimised skill mix within the department/ward and reviewing theskill mix as required and monitoring the use of bank and agency staff.Organise team meetings at an appropriate frequency, recording andcirculating minutes of these.

Undertake clinical and associated audits as appropriate for the given area.Record and report all incidents, accidents and complaints involving staff,patients and visitors in accordance with the trust policies and initiateinvestigations as required.Assist in the investigation and timely resolution of complaints, incidentsand comments within the Pre operative Assessment Unit and SurgicalAdmissions Lounge.

Lead on the implementation of the clinical and organisational model for thearea.To undertake audit and monitoring of the department/ward.

Please see attached job description for full details

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • Healthcare or management/leadership degree or Masters degree or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in relevant area of speciality supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD
  • Mentorship course
  • Management qualification or equivalent experience


  • Leadership Development
  • Masters Degree

Strengths of Clinical Leadership


  • Integrity: Has the courage to do the right thing, is very honest and makes a difference.
  • Ownership: loves to be in charge, has a lot of drive, and has very high standards
  • Delivery: Enjoys being on top of things, likes to be 'hands on', thrives on having lots going on, and keeps going when things are tough
  • Relating: Is committed to developing others is able to recognise and support people's needs engages and leads a team through change

Comepetencies and experience


  • Is able to manage individual and team performance
  • Is able to plan staff and non staffing resources effectively
  • Is able to manage staffing and supply budgets affectively
  • Clinical experience in Oncology


  • Experience of conducting own projects successfully and follow through action
  • Experience of working in an outpatient setting

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guys Cancer Centre



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