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Registered Nurse - Collingwood Centre

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Collingwood centre at Colchester Hospital has two exciting opportunities for Band 5 nurses. We have one secondment cover post and one maternity leave cover post finishing in March 2025 and April 2025.

You will join an established, experienced team of nurses, pharmacists and admin roles to provide a high standard of treatment for Haematology and Oncology patients.

The Collingwood centre is a day unit offering SACT treatments for Haematology Oncology patients. Non-malignant haematology conditions are also managed through the day unit.

In this post you will be supported to develop your knowledge and skills in the management and care of Haematology and Oncology patients.

This post is full time -37.5 per week, to be worked Monday to Friday either over 5 or 4 days per week.

Internal applicants currently employed by ESNEFT will be offered on a secondment basis only. Please ensure you have discussed this with your line manager.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver high quality, evidence based, safe, cost effective care to all patients and families.
  • To complete a recognised accredited Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy course ( SACT)
  • To complete the UKINS Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy passport.
  • To access patients pre SACT-carrying out a full toxicity screen and ensure the patients are safe to proceed with treatment.
  • To work across the clinical areas to develop and enhance clinical skills and practice, including part of a rotation to the Mobile Cancer Unit

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Current Mentorship Status


  • Relevant oncology/haematology qualification
  • Palliative care experience
  • Relevant teaching qualification



  • Proven significant post registration experience


  • Proven oncology experience
  • Previous experience of co-ordinating a busy health care environment



  • Competent in Venepuncture and blood sampling
  • Competent in cannulation
  • Use of PGDS


  • Ability to disseminate knowledge to others

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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