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Sister/Charge Nurse - Oncology Ribblesdale Ward

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a caring and compassionate nurse who is an experienced in the innovative field of cancer nursing, providing excellent quality care for cancer patients during their Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic staff with excellent communication skills to join our already established teams but also to lead and develop new services and ways of working as our Oncology teams grasp this opportunity to influence, shape and develop the changing face of cancer care and service provision at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

The Rosemere Cancer Centre is the regional cancer center for Lancashire and South Cumbria. We provide complex regimes and chemo - radiotherapy treatments. During our 20 years research and development has seen many improvements in the care and treatments that are delivered and this is set to continue.

Main duties of the job

The Ribblesdale Ward has provides care for patients at any point in their oncology or haematology journey. The successful post holder will have a proven record of leadership, a minimum of 2 years oncology experience and always have the patient at the forefront. They will need to be a team player who is able to motivate and enhance the existing team.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we believe that supporting our workforce to grow, develop and innovate creates a great place to work, and enables us to provide excellent care with compassion for our patients.

What we do:
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Trial treatments
  • Biological therapies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Palliative care including complex symptom management at end of life.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

We provide a wide range of leadership, clinical development and post registration programs to support staff to reach their full potential, and have some of the best learning facilities in the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assist and support the Ward Manager in the safe, effective management of the area including management of personnel, facilities and the associated systems and processes

Administer Sytemic Anti-Cancer Treatments [SACT] according to local and national guidelines

For more information please see attached the Job Description & Person Specification for this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role eg IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates competency during internship
  • Minimum of 2 years oncology experience.


  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • Research and Development

Qualifications and Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • Diploma or degree in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months commencement in post
  • SACT competence


  • SACT qualification
  • Chemotherapy Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital



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