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Senior Staff Nurse - Haematology and Oncology Day Unit

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024
Are you a motivated and passionate nurse who is experienced in working in an innovative, fast-paced chemotherapy setting?

If so we'd love to hear from you. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic nurse who is ready for a Senior Staff nurse role in our committed, positive and supportive team. The team deliver a range of systemic anti-cancer treatments within our dynamic nurse led service. The main Haematology and Oncology unit and Teenage and Young adult area are based within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, and we also offer a community based service at two satellite centres. As a day case service we open 08:00 -18:00, Monday to Friday.Within these areas we care for and deliver treatment to patients with solid tumours and haematological disorders, through all stages of the cancer journey. We have an expanding service where staff can develop and flourish, while enjoying a positive work-life balance.

Our supportive team-working culture will empower you to build up professional relationships with your patients and their family as you follow closely their progress. Our patients appreciate dealing with a familiar, reassuring face, with an in-depth knowledge of their individual situation and needs. As a senior nurse you will need to have experience and skills in delivering care in this speciality. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership and managerial skills, whilst also participating in service development.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills, be actively involved in recruitment and staff development reviews
  • Manage patient care according to agreed policies and protocols, taking appropriate action, seeking advice of other members of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary
  • Plan and manage staffing levels and skill mix to reflect the workload and meet the needs of the patients
  • Actively participate in and facilitate ward or development projects, audits and quality initiatives in collaboration with senior staff to ensure they meet standards and targets for example the safety thermometer and patient experience surveys, and where appropriate suggest any change change to improve standards.
  • Assist in the annual appraisal process
  • Demonstrate the ability to access up-to-date evidence and critically analyse this to inform care practices

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, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Current NMC Registration
  • SACT trained and has current UKONS competency
  • Willingness/Evidence to work towards Master's level academic study


  • Qualification in Teaching, assessing and Mentoring

Knowledge and experience


  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing and speciality
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Experience as practice supervisor/Assessor
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Ability to perform clinical activities specific to speciality
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Competency in medication administration including intravenous medication
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Able to influence other team members
  • Awareness the role can be stressful and emotional at times



  • Team Player
  • Respectful
  • Problem solver and clear critical thinker
  • Integrity at all levels
  • Adaptable to change
  • Leadership skills
  • Passionate
  • Supportive
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Quick decision maker

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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