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Adult Staff Nurse - Haematology and Oncology Day Unit

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

Are you a motivated and passionate nurse who is interested in working in an innovative, fast-paced chemotherapy setting?

Have you had enough of working nights and are looking for more social hours? If so we'd love to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse who is interested in a Staff Nurse role in our committed, positive and friendly team. If you are new to delivering chemotherapy, we will provide a 6 week supernumerary period with a further 6 week Chemotherapy Training programme, supported by our educational facilitators.

A relocation package is available for successful candidates (subject to meeting the required criteria).

The chemotherapy department has been awarded 'Gold Accreditation' for our high standards of patient care. We deliver a range of systemic anti-cancer treatments within our dynamic nurse led service. The main Haematology and Oncology Day unit and Teenage and Young adult area are based within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, also offering a community based service at two satellite centres in the north and south of the city.

Within these areas we care for and deliver treatment to patients with solid tumours and haematological disorders, including patients participating in clinical trials, throughout all stages of their cancer journey. Our innovative culture ensures staff can develop and flourish, while enjoying a positive work-life balance.

Full time and part time applicants are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The majority of the role will be based in the Chemotherapy day unit, with working hours of 08.00-18.00. Once fully trained, you will also be expected to work some of your hours in the community satellite units based at Concord Medical Centre and South Bristol Community Hospital, Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30, including some Bank Holidays.

Deliver Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy safely to patients with a range of oncology and haematological conditions, within hospital and community based units.

Work as part of the nursing team & MDT to:
  • Be responsible and accountable for the delivery of SACT treatments to a scheduled group of patients.

Act as professional role model/team leader setting standards of practice promoting clinical effectiveness and opportunities for teaching others.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description including the main responsibilities and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Current and full NMC registration


  • Evidence of Post Graduate Education or willingness to work towards
  • Competencies in Delivering SACT- SACT Passport

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in an Acute Setting
  • Interest in the Specialised Area


  • Experience in Teaching/Mentoring

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • IT skills
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Supportive
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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