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Staff Nurse (Oncology & Haematology)

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details


Are you an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated Registered Nurse with good communication skills looking for your next opportunity?

Are you passionate about delivering high standards of patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team? If you are able to answer yes to these two questions, then you could be the person that we are looking for!

We are excited to able to offer an opportunity to join the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust on the Laurel Suite- Oncology/Haematology unit at Stepping Hill Hospital. As a Trust we are passionate about getting it right for patients and their families. To be able to achieve this we are looking for a caring, hard working and enthusiastic staff nurse (Band 5).

The Oncology/Haematology unit cares for patients and their families throughout their cancer journey providing individualised care from start to finish. We have gained the Christie Quality Mark for patient experience and our last unit CQC report was Outstanding.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bethany Harrison (Ward Manager) or Helen Owen (Ward Sister) on 0161 419-4937

Main duties of the job

To provide nursing care and advice to patients requiring treatment for malignant and non-malignant solid oncological tumours and haematological cancers/ disorders.

Treatments include administration of IV , SC, IM and oral SACT. Other Anti-Cancer treatments and supportive treatments are also given on the unit, such as Monoclonal Therapies, IV Immunoglobulins, Blood and Platelets transfusions, Biphosphonate and pamidronate infusions, Venesections, IV Fluids.

The post holder must possess the ability to work unsupervised following competency assessment and co-ordinate the oncology/haematology day case unit in the absence of more senior staff.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • As part of the haematology/oncology team, help achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care
  • Assist in providing a seamless service for oncology & haematology patients by working as part of a multidisciplinary team, liaising with other medical staff, specialist nurses and hospital departments as required
  • Administer complex intravenous drug therapies, including those requiring Central Venous Access Devices.
  • Maintains professional and safe standards of care and report divergence from them to the relevant senior staff
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment for patients, carers and staff
  • Accurately completes all documentation and patient records.
  • Supports and counsels distressed patients and relatives affected by the consequences of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment
  • Maintains safe custody and administration of medicines concordant with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Trust and Network policies. Report untoward occurrences to the Unit Manager
  • Upholds the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Liaise with the multi-disciplinary team in relation to patients needs and care
  • Participate in unit communication, meetings and complex patient hand-over
  • Seeks support and advice on matters outside experience and authority
  • Provide information to patients and their relatives, checks and reinforces their understanding of information which has been given to them
  • Provide a safe and secure environment by diffusing difficult situations in which patients/visitors may become violent or abusive
  • Uphold and enforces the need for confidentiality.
  • Possess IT skills, to obtain web based patient results, send and receive e-mail, compile reports etc as required

Responsibility for Patient Care
  • Assess, plan and evaluate the care of chemotherapy patients without supervision
  • Awareness of the physical, psychological and emotional needs of patients and carers
  • Administer complex intravenous drug therapies, including those which require central venous lines
  • Possess skills in the management of chemotherapy related side effects
  • Awareness of potential haematological emergencies and the treatment of such
  • Adhere to Trust and Cancer Network policies relating to the safe handling, storage and administration of cytotoxic drugs
  • Participate in the education and support of patients undergoing chemotherapy and their carers, giving any necessary instructions clearly and according to set protocols
  • Give accurate telephone advice to patients who may be experiencing problems at home

Planning and organising
  • Organise and plan own day to day workload or activities in order to meet the demands of the role
  • Assist in the day to day running of the unit, taking charge in the absence of more senior staff
  • Liaising with the aseptics team to ensure a seamless delivery of treatments to patients
Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resources
  • Ensure safe and efficient use of equipment, resources and consumables at all times
  • Assist and advise on the ordering of stores and equipment when necessary.
Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation
  • To be aware of, comment on and/or actively participate in changes on policies, procedures or service developments
  • To support line management and the department in making service improvements effective within the workplace
  • Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership
  • Support new or less experienced work colleagues to adapt to the workplace
Responsibilities for Teaching and Training
  • Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role
  • Through self-development, keeps up to date with new developments in the treatment of cancer
  • Undertakes training in additional skills / scope of professional practice beyond that of general registration, particularly in the area of cancer care
Responsibilities for data and information resources
  • Analyse all patients observations and symptoms and report anything untoward to nurse in charge or doctor for advice on management
Research, Development and Audit
  • Participates in the audit of unit activities.
  • Takes forward innovative methods of practice through the correct channels

Physical Skills and Effort
  • Keyboard skills and relevant IT systems
  • Proficient in use of appropriate patient management systems
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation skills/venesection (Training will be given if required)
  • Chemotherapy/Intravenous administration skills
  • Management of central venous access devices
  • Subcutaneous/Intramuscular injection administration skills.
  • Ability to perform ECGs
General Duties
Hand Hygiene

To assist the Trust in reducing healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs) all staff should be familiar with all the Trusts Infection Prevention policies which are appropriate to their role. You are required to attend mandatory training in Infection Prevention and be compliant with all measures known to be effective in reducing HCAIs

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
  • If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Degree in Nursing or equivalent qualification


  • Evidence of post registration education in issues relating to oncology/haematology/chemotherapy/cancer care.
  • UKONs Experience and Sign Off



  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues in oncology/haematology and cancer care
  • Knowledge of SACT



  • 2 years post registration experience


  • Experience of teaching and assessing
  • Previous experience working in an Oncology/Haematology

Skills and Abilities


  • Venepunction & Cannulation
  • Use of IV Therapy and S/C & IM
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload and work to timescales effectively


  • Ability to independently carry out patient toxicity assessments and manage patient side effects of treatment
  • Previous experience of using CVAD Devices (CVC/PICC/Portacaths)

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Laurel Suite- Stepping Hill Hospital

Stepping Hill Hospital



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