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Staff Nurse - Waddington Unit - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for Part time)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Waddington Unit is a26 bedded acute Haematology and Oncology ward that care for male and female patients. The ward has a high acuity, fast paced clinical admissions setting that cares for acutely unwell patients as a result of haematological and oncological conditions such as spinal cord compression and neutropenic sepsis as well as facilitating the delivery of chemotherapy.

Main duties of the job

About the role

The role involves working as an autonomous practitioner and will include providing holistic palliative care to end of life patients as well as managing the conditions and side effects associated with cancer, chemotherapy & radiotherapy including Neutropenic sepsis, superior vena cava obstruction, spinal cord compression, pain management and hypercalcemia as well as the administration of immunoglobulins and all blood products. The position offers an opportunity to develop administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy and to assist with intrathecal chemotherapy following appropriate training.

Experience in looking after patient with the above conditions is not essential as we will offer support as necessary. Our well established team will support you to gain a range of extended skills and knowledge to contribute to continuing professional development including, intravenous administration pack, caring using Central Venous Access Devices and Chemotherapy administration with support and guidance whilst learning. The opportunity to attend non mandatory study days to enhance your skills and knowledge.

We can offer a supernumerary period designed to explore all that the ward has to offer, time allocated with your mentor and members of the various MDTs with whom we work and provide a tailor made program to introduce you to the ward.

Please feel free to come for a look around the ward and ask any questions.

About us

What's the hospital like?

Pilgrim Hospital is situated in beautiful countryside and serves the communities in the South Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service.

Grantham and District Hospital serves the communities of Grantham and the local area. It provides ambulatory paediatric and accident and emergency services.

Lincoln Hospital is a thriving university city, and with the opening of the new medical school, it provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service. This district general hospital serves the city of Lincoln and the North Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service.

Louth Hospital is set on the edge of the Wolds and serves the communities of Louth and the local area. It provides a number of services, including an outpatient department, diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as a surgical ward.

If you want to make a difference and be part of something new and exciting, we would love to hear from you. So, what are you waiting for?!

One Trust, Endless opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Current first level Registered Nurse with NMC


  • Evidence of further education e.g. ENB 237, degree
  • Teaching certificate

Previous Experience


  • Committed to ongoing personal development
  • Experience working as a registered nurse in a clinical setting


  • Recent experience as a registered nurse in haematology and/or oncology

Knowledge Skills


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Extended competencies in IV administration, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness and knowledge of the dignity in care agenda
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework


  • Evidence of extended role
  • Experience of managing central lines
  • Ability to administer chemotherapy

Specific Requirements


  • Demonstrates awareness of current changes in the NHS
  • To be able to articulate their own vision for the development of nursing and nurse led initiatives within the ward
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Able to demonstrate professional and calm manner when dealing with the demands of the service

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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