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Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting development opportunity has arisen within the SACT unit, at The Christie at Macclesfield for a permanent band 5 (37.5hours)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, registered nurse with a passion for caring for oncology patients to join our dedicated team in the brand-new Christie at Macclesfield.

The SACT Unit, The Christie at Macclesfield

We are a caring, well-led unit with a good staff to patient ratio. We are a day case unit offering treatments to all specialties.

Main duties of the job

The Role and Team

On appointment you would receive a comprehensive supernumerary training package, in which you have exposure to different anti-cancer treatments in different disease group fields and complete the UKONs SACT passport.

You will gain experience in treating a variety of patients with potentially curative diseases, alongside palliative and clinical trial treatments. During your supernumerary period you will spend time at the main Christie hospital Oak Road Treatment Centre in addition to the opportunity to spend time in other SACT Outreach locations and the Christie at Home team.

We are an innovative and forward-thinking unit, which is dedicated to reviewing and developing the ways that we work for the needs of our patients. We are welcoming to new ideas and would look forward to working with nurses who have a genuine passion for caring for patients in this field.

We are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. We also open on Bank Holidays and have a range of working

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a supportive role within the SACT unit at the Christie at Macclesifled for nursing, medical and clerical Staff
  • Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological need
  • To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing intervention
  • To participate in the rehabilitation of patients and give any necessary instructions, including discharge informatio
  • Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the departmen
  • Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staf
  • To welcome patients to the unit and its routin
  • Be able to act as ward co-ordinator and ensure the safe and timely management of patient
  • To liaise with medical and non medical personnel and community organisation
  • Rotate to ground floor clinic management where required so support in outpatients
  • To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant project
  • To act as support for other nurses in relation to SACT and oncology car
  • Safely deliver SACT to Christie patients attending the uni
  • Assist in the provision of meals / refreshments for patients whilst meeting their nutritional need
  • Assist in the general housekeeping duties of the unit
  • Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charg
  • Liaise with nurse responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock level
  • Handles patients personal possessions, ensure cash and valuables kept securel
  • Correct care and custody of controlled drugs and aid the safe storage of medicines and the return of any unused chemotherapy to pharmac
  • Assist medical staff with procedure
  • Demonstrates the agreed set of values and accountable for own attitude and behaviour
  • The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development pla
  • To complete the Ward introductory pack and preceptor pac
  • Complete Clinical Skills Training and the UKONs SACT passpor
  • Annually attend all mandatory study days including Resuscitation, AIMs, moving & handling and fire safet
  • To complete level 3 SACT administration programme to administer cytotoxic drugs and educate patients regarding their treatmen
  • To be working towards band 6 equivalent competency pack
  • Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationshi
  • Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquire
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hour
  • To be aware of and adhere to all policies including sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Ac
  • Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed polic
  • To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that aris
  • To show respect for members of the team and endorse the SACT Day Services philosophy of giving mutual support

  • Person Specification



    • RGN Level 1 or 2
    • Qualification in Adult Nursing


    • Diploma in Health Care Studies

    Experience and Skills


    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care


    • SACT experience
    • Oncology experience
    • Clinical skills
    • Understanding need for evidence based practice
    • Computer literacy



    • Participate in personal development



    • Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Christie NHS FT


    Chemotherapy Macclesfield - E00907


    M20 4BX

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