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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Sky B

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Sky B is an in patient unit for acute Oncology / Haematology patients. We care for 15 patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy and symptom management, as well as patients suffering with sickle cell disease and other various different types of blood disorders such as anaemia and pancytopenia. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about nursing and who has the ability to deliver excellent cancer care .

Main duties of the job

Experience and knowledge in basic nursing care is ideal for this job role and preferable. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated person to become part of the ward team . You must be able to demostrate good communication skills and will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and professional education . We are looking for a nurse who is passionate about cancer care , can work well within a team , has good interpersonal skills and is able to demostrate confidence in both emergency and non- emergency and provide a role model to other members of the team .

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair, Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive we provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and this will be one of the many benefits of our closer collaboration with Barts Health. Working with them and with all our partners across north east London, we will find a sustainable solution to enhance patient care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Recruitment Advisor Amanda Vickers, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education / Qualification


  • Qualified RGN


  • Basic understanding of chemotherapy

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skils / organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal Skills


  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
  • Understanding of cancer mangement and symptoms

Experiance & Knowledge


  • Assessment and Planning of care awareness of current nursing issues and development.


  • Experience of cancer / Oncology Nursing.
  • Chemotherapy Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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