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Senior Staff Nurse - Chemotherapy Day Unit

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,470 to £50,364 per annum including High Cost Area
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will join our growing dynamic nurse led team to deliver SACT for patients with oncological, haematological and non-malignant disease. You should have experience in haeamatology and or oncology and have experience in delivering SACT.

This is an exciting opportunity for staff with SACT experience who wish to develop their clinical skills. We have a wide range of social events which extend to our families and include trips to attraction and show.King College NHS foundation has two Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) sites working closely together, Denmark Hill (DH) and PRUH Chartwell CDU and this post is based at DH.

The post holder will play a key role in developing nursing expertise in delivering of Systematic Anticancer Therapy (SACT) to improve experience of local population for both malignant and non-malignant conditions. King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is Centre of excellence for Haematological malignancy and Liver Centre, we have ongoing clinical trials at both local, national and international.

We work collaboratively across the South East as part of South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA). We are also part of King's Health Partners and have close links with Guy's Cancer Academy and King's College London.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide expert staff who will deliver SACT within the trust
  • Deliver innovative nurse-led SACT service, work closely with nurse practitioner to run clinics for patients receiving home delivery or self-administration of SACT
  • Support patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical, emotional, psychological and social assessment
  • Deliver and assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines
  • Be advocate for patients undergoing cancer treatment

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both the patients receiving chemotherapy and their relatives within the King's College Hospital
  • Confidently manage case load and be responsible for safe chemotherapy delivery in accordance with national and the trust guidance on the delivery of Systematic Anticancer Therapy (SACT), cytotoxic therapy for non-cancer indications across the trust
  • To take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by the Unit Manager/ Nurse in Charge/ Head of Department
  • To assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of nurses within the unit complement.
  • To act as a clinical resource within the unit and across the Care Group as necessary.
  • To act as a positive role model to junior staff members. Particular emphasis is put at Kings on the need to ensure that all staff recognizes their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner and to maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

Person Specification

1st level registered general nurse


  • 1st level Registered General Nurse (BSC/MSc).
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards this
  • Proven experience at Band 5 in Oncology / Haematology
  • Management of central venous access devices
  • Completion of a recognised SACT course and or Completed UKONS SACT Passport


  • Previous experience in SACT administration.
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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