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Staff Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit experienced Staff Nurses to work as part of our enthusiastic Chemotherapy Day Unit team. We are a nurse led service, providing chemotherapy and supportive therapies to patients with Haematological and Solid cancers.

We offer a friendly and supportive environment. With an opportunity for further development with support and supervision. This post is suited for nurses with more than 12 months post registration experience in oncology (preferably) or within a general adult nursing who have achieved IV and cannulation skills. A full induction and training program will be provided.

On our spacious Cancer Treatment Unit you will be able to rotate between the chemotherapy delivery area, supportive therapies area and apheresis suite. We are committed to your personal and professional development and can offer you a wide range of training and educational opportunities.

The hospital is located within the heart of the City of London, with excellent transport links. Our Unit has amazing views overlooking St Pauls Cathedral, The Old Bailey and is a great location for nearby shopping, gyms and restaurants.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to develop cancer nurses within the Cancer Day Ward. The post holder will provide direct care to oncology and haemato-oncology patients who are receiving either treatment or supportive care. Whilst, under the supervision of senior colleagues whilst acquiring and developing the specialist skills and knowledge to meet the needs of this patient group.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

As a flexible employer, we want to support you to work in a way that is best for the NHS, our patients and you. Please do speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of nursing care to meet the needs of patients with supervision and support from senior colleagues
  • To identify clinical changes in patients and make safe and appropriate decisions in partnership with senior colleagues, seeking timely advice whenever necessary
  • With decreasing levels of supervision the nurse will plan, implement and evaluate care based on our model of nursing ensuring that the needs of each individual patient are addressed
  • Be responsible for the accurate recording of clinical observations and data relating to patients care, ensuring that progress is maintained and reviewed.
  • Be able to present and discuss relevant issues with senior colleagues and the multi-disciplinary team
  • To communicate with patients and families with empathy and reassurance regarding assessment, care and treatment.
  • To utilise equipment and resources safely and efficiently and to take appropriate action to ensure that equipment is maintained in line with ward policy.
  • To participate in the mentorship and teaching of junior, unqualified and student nurses ensuring that senior colleagues are made aware of any identified learning needs or difficulties
  • To offer appropriate support and supervision to unregistered staff within the limits of experience and ability

Person Specification



  • 18 months post registration experience
  • Evidence of mentoring and development of staff



  • Demonstrate an ability to listen and comprehend
  • Ability to prioritise and organize workload
  • Ability to manage potentially difficult situations
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and/or treatments Ability to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Physiological assessment of acutely unwell patient
  • Demonstrate a positive welcoming approach
  • Ability to be supportive and empathetic
  • To be able to communicate information in a timely, concise and accurate manner
  • Patient focused - committed to ensuring a positive hospital experience for patients and the relatives/carers


  • Propose service developments



  • Ability to support and mentor learners
  • Demonstrate knowledge of good infection control principles and how to apply them in practice


  • Awareness of current professional issues



  • Registered Nurse or equivalent with live NMC registration


  • Recognized teaching and assessing qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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