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Cancer Practice Development Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to lead the Cancer Practice Developments service. We are looking for an experienced nurse with extensive experience in cancer care as well as systemic anti-cancer therapy delivery. You will have the passion to lead the practice development nursing team, Cancer rotation programme and continue to develop the Cancer education framework whilst working collaboratively with peers. You will have excellent communication and clinical skills, and put patients at the heart of your work. You will have the opportunity to develop your proven staff management skills, leadership style and have the enthusiasm, drive and motivation to succeed in the post.

You will report to the Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and form a part of the Division B Senior Nurse team, working closely with your peers, the Matron team and joining the clinical back-up roster. Your role will incorporate providing education in the clinical areas, and formally structured education in the classroom, however 60% of your time will focus on the development of the education service, this may include creation of new education pathways, working with the Trust education team to roll out new ways of working or supporting recruitment and retention initiatives, including a small number of weekend to support recruitment events.

Main duties of the job

To demonstrate professional leadership and act as a role model.

Lead development projects for the Cancer Education Framework such asSystemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), Stem Cell reinfusion competencies, Oncology & Haematology focused education & training, and core nursing foundation skills.

Facilitate recruitment, retention, induction, orientation and supervision of nursing staff newly employed within the Cancer Directorate and to facilitate the development of the existing nursing establishment.

Oversee the cancer rotation nurse program.

Work with the Trust Education team to support the delivery of the Trust education strategy. This will include representing Division B at Trust wide meetings or working groups. Play a key leadership role in the provision of Professional Nurse Advocate service with Division B and across the Trust.When needed to deputise for the Lead Chemotherapy Nurse.

To ensuring the provision of a high quality, effective and safe clinical service in line with the corporate nursing and midwifery agenda. To work in partnership with other senior nurses in the development of services both within the Division and across the Trust.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date is midnight on 19 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 3 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant teaching & assessing / mentoring course
  • Relevant post registration qualification in cancer care or acute care


  • Degree-level qualification
  • Masters level qualification
  • Has attended a leadership or management course
  • Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy(SACT/Chemotherapy) competency
  • Cell re-infusion competency
  • Advanced Communication qualification



  • Service / team management
  • Project management lead
  • Monitoring standards
  • Provision of education
  • Involved in research or audit
  • Substantial experience within oncology/haematology or acute care


  • Managing formal HR processes
  • Writing and developing protocols
  • Experience of liaising with external agencies
  • Bone Marrow Transplant experience
  • Senior Nurse bleep holder experience
  • Education or training role



  • Advanced knowledge of cancer and heamatological disorders, treatments and side effects, or willingness and ability to learn
  • Understanding of practice development processes
  • How to motivate others
  • Risk management
  • QSIS management


  • Managing in a politically intense environment
  • Understanding of quality assurance



  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Sound leadership skillsx
  • Sound leadership skills
  • IV drug administration, venepuncture, cannulation.
  • Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT),
  • Cell reinfusion administration or a willingness to gain
  • Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) access or a willingness to gain
  • Organisational & problem-solving skills
  • Work autonomously.
  • Computer literacy (MS word and Excel)


  • Individual and group facilitation
  • Coaching skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Care of patient undergoing CAR-T treatment

Additonal Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Adaptable in changing situations
  • Computer literacy
  • Supportive personal style


  • Working knowledge of Trust IT systems: EPIC, QSIS, MAPs,

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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