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Staff Nurse - Oncology

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 £29,888 - £36,738 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking highly motivated band 5 nurses with experience to join our Oncology inpatient ward team at UCLH. We are looking for professionals who are enthusiastic, dedicated and whom have excellent communication skills. You will be welcomed into our large oncology multi-disciplinary team and be supported to develop as a band 5 nurse. The support provided will include preceptorship, peer support and training with our clinical practice facilitators.

At UCLH we provide highly specialised cancer care for oncology patients with a wide range of solid tumours, we are one of two cancer centres in London offering specialised care to sarcoma patients. As you develop in this role you will be trained in medicine management to include intravenous drug administration. You will also be trained on effective aseptic technique, venepuncture & cannulation, catheterisation, central venous access, chest drains and many other skills. We are also supported with specialist staff to support and provide training with palliative and end of life care.

Main duties of the job

What we do:

Our inpatient unit includes 2 oncology wards with a total of 42 beds, which provide a variety of treatments including:
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Trial treatments
  • Biological therapies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radioisotope treatments
  • Palliative care including complex symptom management end of life care

About us

What we can offer you:

We aim to provide a service which is tailored to the individuals needs' as well as ensuring our staff are supported through regular clinical supervision time, educational programmes and on-going professional development.

The area actively supports nurse led activities and research and offers genuine opportunities for professional and personal development. Funding is available for diploma and degree pathways within the speciality alongside in house ward based teaching sessions and an internal rotational programme is offered.

Our focus is always to provide the best possible patient care and our team values reflect those of the Trust: Safety, Kindness, Teamwork and Improving.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What we look for in our nurses:

You will need to have a minimum of 6 months post registration experience within an acute healthcare setting. Oncology or Haematology experience is desirable, but not essential as successful candidates will receive local orientation and ongoing speciality training and support.

Person Specification



  • RN

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


UCLH NHS Foundation Trust



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