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Staff Nurse - Chemotherapy Day Case and Oncology O/P

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024
We currently have a vacancy for an experienced, registered practitioner, to become part of the team within Oncology Outpatients & Chemotherapy Day Case Unit, within the Oncology & Blood Services Directorate, Derriford Hospital. Flexible shift patterns are worked.

Applicants should have worked for at least two years as a Band 5, ideally with some Oncology experience. Venepuncture & cannulation skills are an advantage. Within the unit, nurse/practitioners will co-ordinate outpatient clinics, administer chemotherapy, and provide support to patients & relatives/carers on a day to day basis.

An induction period for new staff is provided training & ongoing study days/sessions will be available.

Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS at Risk staff throughout Devon who is able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.

For further information and an informal discussion/visit, please telephone, Jenny White Senior Sister via 01752 430290.

Main duties of the job

Venepuncture & cannulation

Will run nurse/practitioner led injection/supportive med's clinic

Nurses/practitioner will co-ordinate outpatient clinics

Administer chemotherapy, and provide support to patients & relatives/carers on a day to day basis.

Responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a high standard of effective specialist nursing/practitioner care following a patient centred model of practice and ensuring area of work runs smoothly and efficiently.

To provide clinical expertise and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Supervision, education and direction of junior staff, healthcare assistants and learners.

Work independently/autonomously without direct supervision, having freedom to act whilst being accountable for own professional action

Support junior staff

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In the absence of Ward Sister/Deputy, regularly assumes responsibility for the ward/department on a day-to-day basis, utilising knowledge of Trust standards, policies and procedures. b. To provide leadership and act as role model for other staff members. c. Contributes to the management of risk, both clinical and financial.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrable post registration experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Proven evidence of recent Continuing Professional development


  • Venepuncture & Cannulation skills
  • IV drug & chemotherapy administration
  • CVAD competencies



  • NMC Registered Nurse or Equivalent Registration


  • Relevant post registration clinical course or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Diploma qualification in a healthcare related subject or equivalent demonstrable experience



  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
  • Organisational skills and able to work as a team leader


  • Demonstrate potential management abilities (Supervision & staff support skills)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust



Derriford Road



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