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Chemotherapy Nurse

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

Have you ever thought about a change in career and work somewhere new? Due to the expansion of the chemotherapy service and internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for two Band 5 Staff Nurses to join the Chemotherapy team at Dorset County Hospital.

Currently Chemotherapy is delivered on site and we have extended this service into the community setting. You would be part of a dynamic, friendly team with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and education in this rewarding oncology setting.

Main duties of the job

The candidate ideally must be Chemotherapy trained with a genuine interest in caring for patients with cancer. You should have a sound knowledge base of oncology and/or haemato-oncology and this will ideally be underpinned by an appropriate academic qualification. However, candidates who demonstrate a true interest in the specialty are encouraged to apply and full training will be given.

You must possess excellent communication skills and will ideally be competent at venepuncture and cannulation although this is not essential. Qualifications and experience in administering chemotherapy would be advantageous to the applicant but training can be given to meet this need.

About us

The Chemotherapy service is led by a Senior Sister who is supported by her deputy. We work closely with the Systemic Anti- Cancer Treatment Clinical Nurse Specialist and her community team to provide an extended service. The oncology and haematology service consists of specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist who work closely with the Consultants and the Chemotherapy Nurses.

As a trust we are support a number of overseas applicants into UK based roles.

If you are currently in the NMC UK registration process, and have completed your ILETS and CBT please contact our recruitment team ( rather than completing an application.

Unfortunately if you are in the very early stages of your application we are unable to recruit you at this time, but if you are happy share details with our recruitment partner please email

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Recognised cytotoxic chemotherapy course or willing to attend



  • Experience at Band 5
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues.


  • Previous experience working with haematology /oncology patients.
  • Knowledge on the administration and side effects of chemotherapy.



  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner.
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of an ability to manage time effectively.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.


  • Evidence of an interest in haematology/oncology

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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