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Staff Nurse - Chemotherapy Unit

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
Are you keen to be part of the Isle of Wight Cancer Care team and becoming a Band 5 Staff Nurse in the Chemotherapy Unit.

The successful candidate will become part of a small, dynamic team working in a fast paced unit providing treatment for patients.

We are looking for a self-motivated, innovative and forward thinking registered nurse with demonstrable registration experience in this field.

Hours of work will be 09.00-17.00, Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

Ideally you will have experience in the Oncology and Haematology setting and be competent in administration of Chemotherapy and Intravenous therapies. Cannulation and venepuncture skills are essential. However if you do not have this experience please discuss with the Chemotherapy Sister or Consultant Cancer Nurse.

An adaptive professional approach is essential as you will deal with sensitive information.

We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to patient-centered care, who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a multi-professional team.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post basic study
  • Able to demonstrate a proficient knowledge of Chemotherapy drugs and administration, side effects and actions to be taken in the event of an adverse reaction.
  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g. manual handling of patients
  • Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation
  • Good interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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