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Sister - Ward 84 OPD(Paediatric Haematology/Oncology)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024
An excellent opportunity has arisen for confident, compassionate and clinically credible nurse to join our dedicated 84 Outpatient team at the Royal Manchester children's hospital. We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 RSCN/RN Child with substantial experience at Band 5 within the field of Paediatric oncology/haematology.

Ward 84 OPD/DCU is the regional centre for the treatment of children with life threatening malignancies and blood disorders. It is a dedicated outpatient and day case facility. Our clinic facilitates 16 Oncology/Haematology clinics per week including a weekly general anaesthetic list for bone marrow and lumbar puncture procedures. The day case unit cares for children and families undergoing complex treatment for Oncology/Haematology conditions. We care for patients and families from the UK undergoing proton beam therapy in partnership with the Christie Hospital.As part of our Haematology/oncology service there is also a 32 bedded inpatient ward and a 14 bedded BMT/Stem cell therapy unit.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will support a team of registered and non-registered nurses and will work alongside the Ward Manager and Practice Educator with a particular focus on:

- Leadership and professional role modelling through complex communication, challenging practice as required and celebrating achievement as is it occurs.

- Supporting the Ward Manager to ensure quality, safety and patient experience, you must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be enthusiastic about delivering the highest standards of safe patient care.

You'll act as an experienced preceptor and be competent in the administration of IV chemotherapy. The role requires the successful candidate to demonstrate good leadership, organisational and problem solving skills. You will be committed to improving quality of care and the patient experience. You'll provide visible clinical leadership and professionalism as you help the Ward Manager to ensure the core values and beliefs of the department, the directorate, the division and the Trust are delivered at all times.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form. Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level registration - RN(Child)/RSCN
  • Post basic evidence of study
  • Evidence of Level 6 studies
  • Qualified to function as mentor for pre-registration students


  • Further study in relevant specialty
  • Appropriate management or leadership courses

Relevant experience


  • Substantial relevant post registration experience and within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working


  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research activities

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Proven workload management of self and of others
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical and clinical decision making skills


  • IT/word processing skills

Personal Attributes


  • Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues
  • Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels
  • Treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and inspirational skills
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability


  • Additional study to support learners in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Oxford Rd


M13 9WL

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