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Staff Nurse - Haematology Oncology Day Unit (Band 5)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our newly refurbished Haematology & Oncology Day Unit. The successful candidate will be caring, passionate and highly motivated to provide safe, high quality and compassionate care. They will work on the Haematology Oncology Day Unit (HODU) & Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCU) supporting patients who are receiving chemotherapy and supportive treatments for haematology and oncology conditions and providing support for their families and loved ones.

Shift patterns are open to negotiation but usually include 1 long shift (8am - 8pm) and 3 short shifts (8am-6pm or 8am-5pm) over 4 day working week. Shifts are alternated between the Unit and the Mobile Cancer Units (MCCU).

Benefits include:
  • Fantastic work/life balance
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday daytime
  • Inhouse Practice Educator support
  • Tailor made training packages
  • Band 6 career progression opportunities
  • Highly skilled, friendly, and supportive team
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Financial incentives such as Vivup and Wagestream
  • Great health and wellbeing offer
  • Staff network groups: Enable, Rainbow, Gender, Race Equality Ecoaware & Admin Network.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing Benefits

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Main duties of the job

To work on the Haematology Oncology Day Unit (HODU) & Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCU) supporting patients, and their carer's, who are receiving chemotherapy and supportive treatments for haematology/oncology conditions. The post is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team which includes pharmacy, specialist nurses and MCCU team. The post holder will contribute towards the development of clinical practice and self-developmentandperform procedures required of the role and be prepared to learn new skills relevant to the role including administering chemotherapy.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Understanding the need for evidence-based practice
  • Willingness to undertake essential training


  • Understanding of haematology and oncology disease groups
  • Knowledge of the care of patients receiving chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments



  • RGN Level 1
  • Studied to Diploma level or equivalent
  • Registered with NMC
  • Completed 6 months preceptorship period following registration
  • Recent evidence of study / professional development
  • Willing to undertake post registration study


  • BSc / MSc in Health Care Studies
  • Recognised teaching qualification (SLIP / ENB998 / D32 or D33) Cannulation and phlebotomy IV drug delivery
  • Access to CVADs competencies Blood transfusion training
  • Blood transfusion training
  • UKONS SACT Passport
  • AIMS / ILS / ALS
  • Advanced communications skills
  • BSC post qualification
  • Haematology Oncology modules



  • Significant post qualification experience in an NHS acute setting
  • Interest in caring for Haematology Oncology patients


  • Relevant experience caring for patients with haematology / oncology conditions Experience of administering chemotherapy
  • Palliative care knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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