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Staff Nurse - Haematology/Oncology Unit

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
26 May 2024
This busy purpose built Haematology/Oncology Day Unit is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate individual with good organisational and communication skills, to compliment the existing team.The Day Care unit is comprised of 10 chair treatment area, 4 bedded acute oncology review bay, a private patient room, procedure room, alternative therapy suite and many clinic rooms. The day unit is very busy seeing approx. 250 patients per week.The unit's activities include the administration of chemotherapy, supportive care and blood transfusion, Training would be provided for chemotherapy administration.

Main duties of the job

We have a full time post for staff nurse in the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit which operates shifts of 8-6pm Monday - Friday,8-4 pm on Saturday.We actively support professional development through provision of places on National Study Days/Conferences where appropriate. In addition we have a unit based Practice Educator to support our:Local induction programmeUniversity Accredited Chemotherapy CourseUniversity Accredited Haematology CourseIn-house education programme.* If you are interested in relocating to Bournemouth we offer an excellent relocation package of up to �13,000. For further details on relocation expenses please visit the Trust website.

Please note this position is not open to Newly Qualified Staff Nurses.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse.
  • Advanced Diploma/Degree in Adult Health Nursing Studies


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Post registration courses related to the Haematology/Oncology



  • Experience of caring for patients with acute and long term conditions
  • Demonstrable clinical experience


  • End of life care

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Basic IT Skills
  • Demonstrate ability with vital signs monitoring equipment and ability to recognise the deteriorating patient
  • Non-IV and IV medication administration including adminisitration of blood products
  • Calculation of drug doses for infusions requiring frequent concentration.


  • Venepuncture and cannulation
  • Adminsitration of Chemotherapy
  • Awareness of Audit



  • Ability to demonstrate fundamental nursing knowledge and practice skills
  • Knowledge of the conditions relevant to Haematology/Oncology


  • Awareness of patient experience, quality and safety agenda's that support Governance Frameworks.

Interpersonal Skills


  • Effective communication using a variety of methods
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex information to patients, carers and significant
  • Able to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Able to integrate and work within the MDT
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Time management skills


  • Leadership and management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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