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Ward Manager - Day Treatment Unit

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Day Treatment cares for patients with cancer who are receiving a wide range of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies, (SACT - which includes chemotherapy and newer novel agents, e.g. immunotherapies and gene therapy).

As the Ward Manager you will contribute to the smooth operational running of the unit, acting as a role model for junior team members and supporting the development and delivery of a high standard of specialist nursing care. You will work closely with the other Day Treatment Unit Ward Managers, Clinical Nurse Specialists and medical teams.

In this role you will be responsible for the development and support of a team of nurses. You will have the opportunity to develop your personal, managerial and leadership skills. We place a high priority on education and support for all staff. Each member can expect regular appraisal and have a personal development plan.


Main duties of the job

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced registered nurse who is an excellent team player with the ability to use their own initiative and judgement to resolve issues. The applicant should be experienced in the administration of SACT and Haematology experience is essential. A successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to team work and show an interest and expertise in the Haematology. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead the team, that ensures any patient with cancer, requiring systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) on the Day Treatment Unit (DTU) receives their treatment safely and on time.
  • Cover the DTU service across six days a week, including Saturdays.
  • Develop the outpatient care pathway for patients receiving SACT and implement and imbed safe and effective protocols.
  • Ensure patients attending for SACT are cared for to the highest possible standard and to develop SACT practice across the Directorate with the support of the Lead Ambulatory Nurse & Ward Managers.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management of the DTU.
  • Provide an excellent professional and clinical leadership in the field of cancer nursing promoting the development of the service, practice and individuals.
  • Manage the recruitment and retention of the team with facilitation of their learning, support and supervision.
  • To assist the Lead SACT Nurse and Deputy Lead SACT Nurse in developing the service.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of budget and resources on DTU to ensure the smooth running of the multi-disciplinary service.
  • Provide an excellent professional and clinical leadership in the field of cancer nursing promoting the development of the service, practice and individuals.
  • Promote liaison between DTU, the wider cancer centre and integral departments, contributing to the strategic review of cancer services and service delivery.

*For more details please see full Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse (part 1, 8, 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice)
  • Accredited SACT course


  • Teaching/management qualification



  • Experienced mentor at pre and post registration level in oncology and/or haematology
  • Expertise in systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) in both in and outpatient settings
  • Recent clinical practice administering SACT

Personal Skills


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with other members of the team
  • Commitment to maintain own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of competencies (portfolio)

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road, Headington



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