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Registered Nurse - John Bush Supportive Unit

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata + High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

We are recruiting for a RegisteredNurse - Chemotherapy who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Chemotherapy Day Unit treats both male and female patients with a wide variety of systemic anti cancer therapies. The unit is currently opened Monday to Friday and we work closely with other units one on site and one at our acute trust site. Mount Vernon is one of the largest single site Cancer Centres in England and is an innovative and exciting place to work. We are internationally renowned for radiotherapy, chemotherapy, patient support services and research and therefore, you will be joining a cancer centre offering significant career development opportunities.

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

You will provide a high quality service of care to patients and significant others and to promote a good learning environment. Supporting the Senior Nurse for Chemotherapy Services in all aspects of that role, as well as the other members of the team.

You willbe aware of resource management and to provide effective links within the Trust and undertake and assist in the safe administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy, monoclonal anti-bodies within the Oncology. Haematology client group, Whilst also providing on-going support to patients and their carers.

You will ensure that nursing care within the chemotherapy unit is a high standard and in accordance with hospital polices, procedures and standards and adheres to the Units philosophy.

You will contribute to the improvement of services. You will do this through maintaining and promoting excellent communication links with the multidisciplinary team, Specialist nurses and all personnel involved in the delivery of care to the Oncology/ Haematology client group.

You will be able to cannulate and administer drug therapy including Vesicants after appropriate training has been given and competencies established.

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 �4,108 and a maximum payment of �5,177per annum pro rata.

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

Person Specification

Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse on part 1, part 2 or part 12 of the NMC register
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Evidence of further education, training and on-going learning
  • Ability to product updated personal professional portfolio


  • Evidence of Assessing and Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of appropriate Specialist Qualification



  • Evidence of good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Good self-awareness
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to priorities and organise workload
  • Flexibility around working hours


  • Computer literacy
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation

Other requirements


  • Awareness of strategies for maintaining a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Evidence of commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for everyone
  • Evidence of commitment to the Trust's values and the ability to demonstrate them at all times
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of commitment to the Trust's values and the ability to demonstrate them at all times
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion nonsupervisory posts2
  • Role model our Trust values every day


  • Knowledge of appropriate specialist nursing care requirements
  • Resource management awareness

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre



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