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Nurse Team Leader - Chemotherapy Suite

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
21 May 2024
We are recruiting for a Nurse Team Leader who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are looking for that special person who enjoys a challenge, has a positive outlook, is caring, enthusiastic and ready to commit to the role of team leader within our dynamic SACT day unit based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

The day unit has 20 treatment chairs and operates from 08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Friday treating adult patients with Chemotherapy, immunotherapies and targeted cancer therapies.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Responsible for delivering a high standard of specialist nursing care to all patients within MVCC. Able to coordinate the overall management of the Unit.

Facilitating the education and support of qualified and unqualified staff and participating in the development of nursing practice in the clinical area.

Working independently/autonomously without direct supervision, accountable for own professional actions.

Take an active role in deputising and supporting the ward Sister.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • RN1
  • In possession of Oncology or Haematology Care modules
  • SACT accredited course or competencies


  • BSc / Msc
  • Counselling Skills
  • Mentorship or teaching course

Previous experience


  • Proven experience at Band 5 in Oncology / Haematology
  • Working with learners
  • Handling distressed patients and carers and other staff members


  • Team nursing
  • Change management
  • Working with chemo care or electronic prescribing systems
  • Audits

Skills required


  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Cytotoxic drug administration
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
  • Ability to prioritise patient care


  • Resource management
  • IT skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Manage ward/department in Sister's absence

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Road



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