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Senior Staff Nurse - Oncology Inpatient Ward

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
21 May 2024
We are looking for a registered Nurse who is compassionate, accountable and has extensive experience and skills to support staff in our oncology ward. The oncology ward cares for patients with solid tumours and haematological disorders and has a dedicated bed for those patients requiring inpatient Radioactive iodine, throughout all stages. We are looking for a Registered Nurse who is motivated, passionate, and willing to support the ward manger in leading a team of nurses with varying level of ward experience.

In your role you will provide the ward with leadership, expertise in caring for cancer patients who are admitted for SACT or SACT complications or progression of their cancer diagnoses and you can lead and support the ward manger and the MDT team within a haematology and or oncology unit setting in providing the appropriate care for this group of patients.

If you are a registered nurse who can demonstrate you have the leadership skills and qualities who is open, transparent, and trustworthy, with the ability to communicate clearly, is highly motivated with a desire to work within an Oncology, Haematology setting. We would like to invite to apply for our Band 6 Senior staff nurse post. For the right person we can support your development through our educational team and your personal support through our wellbeing team.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical and professional leadership and support in the absence of the ward manager.

To deputise for the ward/ department manager in his / her absence and take a lead on delegated responsibilities as defined by the ward manager.

Ensure clinical practice on the ward is evidence based and to monitor the safety and quality of care for cancer patients.

Responsible for supporting the ward manager for the coordination and supervision of staff practice and taking responsibility for the education and development of staff this includes ensuring mandatory training and appraisal compliance.

Support the ward manager implement policies and practices within the oncology clinical area.

Work flexibly to meet the needs of the service through internal rotation.

Undertake night duty and provide cover across the working week this will include a minimum of 4 shifts per month in addition to covering weekends to support the administration of patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment therapy across several tumours' groups.

The post is based on Podium ward 1 however they maybe opportunities to explore a rotation period within cancer services departments

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for actively participating in, supervising and maintaining the highest standard of care to our patients, as well as the wider departments, to ensure an efficient and seamless service is provided at all times.

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of high standards of personalized nursing care for service users and their families.

As part of managerial and clinical development, under supervision, take charge of the team/ward whilst undertaking a variable shift pattern as directed by the ward manager, matron.

Perform clinical practice within the oncology inpatient clinical area, to ensure a high quality, current evidence-based care, underpins all actions and interactions with patients.

Working in a complex and stressful environment demonstrating effective and appropriate coping strategies and promptly responding to problems, including identifying and implementing solutions

Use up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change, and promote health and best practice. The individual must make person centered, evidence-based judgments in partnership with patients and other members of the multidisciplinary team in the care process to ensure high quality care.

Management of oncological emergencies including neutropenic sepsis, MSCC, pneumonitis, chemotherapy toxicities, and other related complications of SACT treatment/Cancer diagnoses

Responsible for providing support, leadership, recognition, and supervision to other team members as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • RN
  • Mentorship qualification
  • SACT passport / SACT course
  • Nursing Degree


  • extensive experience of being in charge of an oncology inpatient ward

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


The North Middlesex University Hospital

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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