Oncology Staff Nurse

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time 37.5 hpw or Part time 32 hrs or above may also be considered .

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 5 Staff Nurse to join the Oncology Day Unit based at Hexham General Hospital. This is one of 5 day units within Northumbria NHS Foundation Healthcare Trust. Fixed Term and secondment appointments will also be considered for this post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has an interest in the Oncology specialty. The successful applicant will be working within a highly motivated, friendly team who will be delivering high quality standards of care.

An internal secondment opportunity may also be considered (however you must have full approval from your current dept manager before applying for a secondment).

Main duties of the job

This post will be working to supporting the existing team in the safe delivery of holistic care to a wide range of cancer patients undergoing day patients treatments.

Under the direction of the unit manager and senior staff, provide high standards of evidence based, quality, holistic, nurse-led care to a wide variety of cancer patients and their carers.

With appropriate training and support safely administer a wide range of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs and supportive care to patients. To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which:-(a) engages, enables and empowers others(b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and(c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will be working to supporting the existing team in the safe delivery of holistic care to a wide range of cancer patients undergoing day patients treatments.

The successful candidate will be a registered nurse with previous experience in looking after people with a cancer diagnosis. The applicant should have excellent communication skills. Chemotherapy training will be given but venepuncture, IV drug administration and care of central venous access devices would be an advantage. If chemotherapy training is needed, the applicants must be willing to undertake formal study to obtain the relevant qualifications as part of their development and role.

The successful candidate should be flexible to meet the increasingly complex needs of the service and be able to work effectively within a small team, with resilience and a sense of humor.

Person Specification



  • 1st level registration
  • Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification (essential requirement for post, expected that this will be completed within an 18 month period)
  • The ability to undertake holistic patient assessment
  • Willing to undertake N59 (Completion within 12 months of commencement)


  • Previous post basic experience
  • Teaching certificate

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hexham General Hospital

Corbridge Road


NE46 1QJ

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