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Staff Nurse - Oncology Day Care

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse in our Oncology/Haematology department within Poole Hospital's Dorset Cancer Centre, covering the Dorset area.

The post will involve working within the Oncology/Haematology Day Care, delivering systemic anti-cancer treatments.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated band 5 to join our team. It is essential to be organised, and have the ability to manage your own work load.

The post holder must be able to maintain and facilitate a high standard of care for patients and their family or carers, while working with all members of the MDT and supporting the senior team.This role requires NMC Registration.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • Registration on Part 1 or 12 of NMC Register (RGN or RN Adult)


  • Recognised Oncology/Haematology course



  • Anatomy and Physiology for relevant clinical area
  • To have knowledge of systemic anti-cancer Treatments and the administration of these or a willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of acute oncology Emergencies, care and treatment


  • Care of patient receiving radiotherapy
  • Care of immuno-compromised patient



  • Minimum of 1 years post-registration experience
  • Administration of systemic anti-cancer therapy or (willingness to learn)
  • Acute Oncology including Oncology/Haematology emergencies or (willingness to learn)


  • Previous care of oncology patients



  • Cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Effective communication skills - both written and verbal / non-verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Flexibility/Adaptability to be able to work across the Directorate as required to meet patient needs
  • Intravenous administration of drugs
  • Decision making skills - clinical and non-clinical


  • Recognised cytotoxic systemic anticancer treatment course
  • Ability to manage resources
  • Use of Hickman and PICC lines

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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