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Macmillan Unit Manager Chemo Day Unit

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year 0
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified individuals to apply for the role of Macmillan Unit Manager for the Chemotherapy Day Unit based in the Tranwell Unit here at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. We are seeking a highly experienced individual with strong leadership abilities, who is motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to service users.

This busy role combines both clinical and operational leadership responsibilities, with the chemotherapy unit at GHNFT being a nurse-led service. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure the service is both safe and effective and supported by the use of evidence-based practice. Through role-modelling and well-developed leadership skills, the unit manager requires to ensure that all members of the chemotherapy team maintain the required skills, knowledge and competence to meet the requirements of this developing field of clinical practice. Working alongside the modern matron and service management team, the post holder will have a key role in future service development, including collaborating with our on-site Acute Oncology Service. Applications from candidates with previous experience in leadership roles and / or service improvement as well as a significant experience in oncology would be encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate excellent, well developed communication skills daily, to enable them to manage a range of communication scenarios with both service users and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

This is an exciting time for our chemotherapy unit, so if you feel you have the ambition and skills to meet the challenge of this exciting post, we would love to hear from you. We encourage any potential candidates to contact us in advance of application, and would encourage individuals to come and meet our friendly and patient focused team here at the QE.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Lead the provision of specialist clinical knowledge and advice to other nursing staff, the wider multi-professional team, allied health professionals, patients and their families/carers and partner organisationsLead the provision of education and training for nursing and allied health professionals, including health promotionThe post holder will take a lead role within a team who provide high quality specialist clinical care

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree in nursing
  • Master level study in nursing practice relevant to practice


  • Qualification in speciality



  • Experience of effectively managing people and resources
  • Clinical care, assessment, diagnosis and care planning
  • Experience of the speciality which would normally be have gained through working at band 6


  • Experience of undertaking a research project

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Sherriff Hill



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