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Sister/ Charge Nurse Chemo Unit

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 per annum inc
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
We have vacancies for Band 6 Nurses who are already experienced and Chemotherapy competent. We are a nurse led service, providing chemotherapy, supportive therapies and apheresis to patients with Haemato-Oncology and Solid Cancer.

On our spacious Cancer Treatment Unit you will be able to rotate between the chemotherapy delivery area and supportive area.

You will receive excellent training and development, and the opportunity to progress within your profession. We actively encourage our nurses and allied health professionals to take part in research projects and to work towards Masters and PhDs, providing dedicated support.

Our nurses work a variety of day shifts and, the unit is primarily open Monday -Friday with smaller numbers of patients treated at the weekends. We are able to offer posts to both full time and part time staff.

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized, holistic patient care in conjunction with the inter-professional team.

As a proficient practitioner in SACT care, the post holder acts as a professional role model and clinical teacher. He / she will also provide effective mentorship and supervision, participating in the education and training of nursing and non-nursing staff.

He/she also takes charge of the Day Care Unit as required, liaising closely with the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse with continuing responsibility. The post holder will be asked to perform the Clinic Nurse Role at times - coordinating all the prescriptions, blood tests and confirmations in advance, so that treatment production /dispensary occurs in a timely manner.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

As a flexible employer, we want to support you to work in a way that is best for the NHS, our patients and you. Please do speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the health care team.
  • Utilises a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with patients and those involved in their care to optimize the patients journey and ensure an informed decision making
  • Liaises closely with other wards and departments, maintaining good communication to ensure continuity of patient
  • Accepts responsibility for establishing and maintaining productive inter- professional working
  • Demonstrates proficient communication skills with cancer patients, their relatives, and members of the inter-professional
  • Demonstrates proficient specialist skills and knowledge in clinical practice and is seen as a clinical leader.
  • Takes responsibility for the organisation and effective delivery of patient care on a day to day
  • Monitors and promotes high standards of nursing care and Evaluates planned care regularly according to unit standards.
  • Acts as a resource to other clinical areas for their specialist
  • Ensures patients views are sought and taken into account in the decision making
  • Provides effective, visible clinical leadership for the team, liaising with the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse as
  • Deputises for the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse as
  • Is aware of financial considerations and makes judgements to maximise cost effectiveness and cost efficiency under the direct supervision of a Senior Sister / Charge

Person Specification



  • -Registrant with NMC
  • -chemotherapy certified
  • -Mentorship course
  • Specialist relevant clinical course


  • -Leadership programme or equivalent
  • -Degree or working towards first degree
  • Chemotherapy course



  • Relevant cancer care experience
  • chemothearpy certification
  • -mentor to student nurses/ preceptor to newly qualified nurses



  • -Evidence of proficient clinical skills in SACT care
  • -Proficient in communication
  • -Understanding of reflective practice and how it can be used
  • -Evidence of critical thinking and initiative to solve problems and manage workload
  • Able to work in a changing environment and to actively support / promote planned change
  • Demonstrates effective team work skills
  • Basic computer skills



  • -Evidence of continuing professional development
  • -Up to date knowledge of clinical speciality and evidence based practice
  • -Knowledge of current NHS, professional and educational issues
  • Understanding of current educational practices relating to training



  • -Caring manner towards both patients, visitors and colleagues
  • -Able to form good inter-personal relationships with all members of the inter-professional team
  • -Approachable and enthusiastic
  • -Professionally assertive
  • -Competent teacher of critical care skills and practices
  • -Competent mentor
  • Evidence of continued personal learning

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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