Sister/Charge Nurse - Paediatric Oncology & Haematology

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the nursing team on C2 as a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse. You will need to have significant leadership and motivational skills and a desire to develop these further.

C2 is a Regional Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Ward that cares for children aged 0-16. You will need to be able to demonstrate significant competence at leading shifts, knowledge and experience in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, and will need to be competent in chemotherapy administration. Not only are we currently expanding our service in order to care for patients undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant within our service, there is also the exciting development of the Cambridge Children's Hospital.

Post registration paediatric oncology course is required or a commitment to undertake this within the year.

We believe in supporting our patients, their families and our staff, so we offer a diverse range of dedicated paediatric psycho-social and clinical support services.

We value our staff highly and you'll have a well-developed practice development team to support you, with opportunities for further development.

This includes clinical practice facilitators, research nurses, nurse specialists and consultants. We actively encourage our staff to develop and offer numerous opportunities to extend your skills and experience - we believe it's best for the care of our patients and you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for competently providing safe and effective care, without supervision to children requiring in-patient hospitalisation and day stay care facilities. Assess care needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care. Participate in the supervision, teaching, mentorship and appraisal of pre and post registration staff. Regularly co-ordinate the management of care delivered by nursing and non-nursing support staff, taking charge of the ward in the absence of the ward manager. Demonstrate leadership ability.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Closing date is midnight on 3 December 2023

Interviews are due to be held in the week of 11 December 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • First level registration RSCN/RN(Child) (part 8 or 15)
  • Basic Level Child Protection training
  • Completion or commitment to complete a Paediatric Oncology Course (ENB 240 or equivalent)
  • Relevant teaching and assessing course/ mentorship course


  • Advanced level child protection training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Significant experience at band 5 within an acute paediatric in-hospital oncology setting
  • Evidence of leadership and management


  • Evidence of experience in high dependency or critical care areas



  • Works within the boundaries of government directives and professional nursing issues
  • Evidence of up to date paediatric nursing skills and knowledge.


  • Current knowledge of research developments in paediatric nursing



  • Provide competent care and appropriately support junior staff to care for children and their families in a safe and effective manner without supervision.
  • Can competently deliver chemotherapy
  • Effective team member


  • Advocate of paediatric nursing
  • Evidence of excellent team work
  • Evidence of participation in research and audit projects

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E



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