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Sister - Chemotherapy

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
An exciting opportunity to join a well-established nursing team working in, North Cumbria. The role will involve assisting with the safe administration of systemic anti-cancer treatment and supportive therapies to patients in the Northern Cancer Centre, Carlisle and Henderson Suite Whitehaven.

Assisting the senior nursing team in delivering a safe and efficient service.

You will be expected to assist with leading the team, management of the budget, motivate staff, problem solve, role model and implement change. You will ensure the delivery of high-quality care and safety. The ability to communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team is essential. You will need to be hard working and able to demonstrate the Trust Values within everyday work.

You will need to be a registered nurse, SACT trained with ENB 998 (or equivalent) and ideally educated to degree level or working towards and have completion of an oncology course. The Senior Nursing Team (Ward Manager, Deputy Ward Manager and Matron for chemotherapy service) will support you in this role.
  • Interview date: 5th June 2024
  • Full -and part time hours available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to be responsible for all aspects of patient care including assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of direct patient care.

To promote a positive patient focused service, incorporating patient's feedback to maintain and improve patient care.

To take a lead on delegated responsibilities as defined by the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and Matron.

To manage, lead and motivate junior staff ensuring compliance of mandatory training and appraisals.

In the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to deputise in their absence and have day-to-day responsibility for the smooth running of the unit, providing clinical leadership to the nursing team, ensuring that evidence-based care is delivered to a high clinical standard.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse, acting as a deputy when the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse is absent.
  • In areas within the organisation Nurses may be banded at 6 by virtue clinical reasons, for example, critical care.
  • Provide effective support and leadership to staff, patients and carers within the Theatre or Department.
  • Act as role model, teacher and supervisor for junior staff and students.
  • Ensure systems are in place to provide the continuity of safe effective care for patients at all times.
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • May be required to participate in an On-call rota as required.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Operating Department Practitioner
  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Diploma in a health related subject, prepared to take degree level study
  • Specialist qualification if relevant to role or previous experience
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship)


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Relevant specialist qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous post registration experience which must be relevant and recent
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development
  • Understanding of professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context.
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Audit / research experience
  • Relevant clinical skills relating to the specialty e.g. cannulation / IV drug administration / scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


North Cumbria Cancer Centre Carlisle

Newtown Road



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