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Staff Nurse - Combined Haematology & Oncology Wards

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Do you want to work with the WINNERS of the Pride of Portsmouth 'Working Together for Patients' award 2022? Are you ambitious, motivated and passionate about nursing? Do you want to make a real difference to every one of your patients? If the answer to these is yes - then the Combined Haematology Oncology Inpatient Wards would love you to share our commitment to excellence. We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Registered Nurse to join our diverse and specialist team! F5, F6 & F7 are part of the the busy Combined Haematology and Oncology Centre within Portsmouth Hospitals University (PHU) NHS Trust, one of the largest acute hospitals in the country!

Main duties of the job

We have the privilege of providing inpatient care to patients across Portsmouth, IOW, South East Hampshire and West Sussex, delivering a wide range of systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACT) as well as offering post bone marrow and stem cell transplant care, disease related symptom control, management of cancer treatment related toxicities, palliative and end of life care. We will facilitate specialist training opportunities to develop you in your role, including: IV training SACT administration Phlebotomy and cannulation Haematology & oncology courses With an ever-widening range of treatments available, we have seen a huge increase in cancer patients with a diverse and challenging set of problems being admitted to PHU. Recruiting to this post will ensure the nursing establishment required to safely care for our patients and that our service's needs are met, therefore improving patient experience and staff satisfaction. So join our friendly and supportive team and begin your career in cancer care! Previous applicants need not apply. Informal visits prior to interview are welcome. Please contact Ward Managers Lisa Dalrymple, Fran Dipple or Rachael Sills on the Combined Haematology Oncology Wards on 023926000 Ext 4762.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Band 5s on CHOC have a highly varied role and includes, but not limited to: All care needs including personal hygiene and pressure area care Documentation and care planning Administration of medication via all routes Administration of blood products Pain management Administration of chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer treatments Care of patients receiving radioactive iodine treatment Palliative and end of life care Post stem cell transplant care Care of patients with cancer related emergencies such as neutropenic sepsis and metastatic spinal cord compression Provide emotional and psychological support to patients and families

Person Specification



  • Current RN+/- RN, registration with NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications
  • BSc Degree in relevant field
  • Evidence of recent CPD



  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources
  • An awareness of research and evidenced-based practice relevant to clinical area

Additional criteria


  • Clinically competent at Band 5
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • Team building skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others
  • Organisational skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Able to support development of others
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
  • Health promotion
  • Advocacy skills
  • Strong customer service skills


  • Computer literate, knowledge of patient administration system
  • Ability to adapt to change within working situation
  • Intravenous Therapy Skills
  • Mentors Course

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road



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