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Sister/Charge nurse - Judy Beard Day Unit

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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We are a small friendly team who are committed to providing high quality care to our patients and are looking for a sister/Charge Nurse to work in our Outpatient Oncology / Haematology Unit on the Judy Beard Day Unit at Conquest Hospital.

The unit comprises of 18 patient treatment chairs/ bed, used to safely deliver, and administer Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) and life supporting treatments.

Your working pattern will be fulltime working four shifts, between the hours of 08:00 - 18:00 over a six-day period covering Monday - Saturday, thus requiring flexibility to cover the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

Ideally you will have at least 2 years recent and relevant experience and will have the knowledge and skill to coordinate the day to day running of a SACT unit and be in receipt of a completed SACT passport.

Your responsibilities will amongst others, include using clinical expertise and supported decision making regarding safe administration and management of SACT and all related side effects, having the ability or desire to learn how to triage cancer patients and providing strong leadership.

You will be a role model for the team and will be committed to mentoring and developing junior nurses. Excellent organisational skills and communication are key in this area, and you will work closely with the whole multidisciplinary team.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • NMC level 1 registration
  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development
  • Level 3 mentorship or equivalent
  • Relevant degree
  • SACT Passport


  • Additional post-registration training / courses in relevant speciality



  • 5 years post registration experience with a minimum of 18 months at senior staff nurse level or above.
  • Proven recent relevant experience in Oncology/Haematology treatments
  • Supervision and teaching of junior staff


  • Experience of working with other agencies/MDT



  • Skills in venepuncture, cannulation
  • Administration of chemotherapy/Immunotherapy drugs.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • Able to educate and support patients, carers and relatives
  • Knowledge of recent NHS legislation and recommendations in the field of cancer.
  • Awareness of changing trends within chemotherapy/Immunotherapy
  • Evidence of research awareness.


  • Management of CVAD

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge


TN37 7RD

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