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Senior Staff Nurse - Olive Ward

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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We are searching for positive, aspiring leaders who are able to support junior colleagues in a busy, challenging and very rewarding environment that cares for acutely unwell haematology/oncology patients.

Are you someone who is enthusiastic, approachable, and likes to lead by example?

This exciting opportunity has arisen on Olive Ward for a permanent position. The successful candidate will work alongside the nursing team, with the support of the ward sister and senior leadership team in ensuring the highest standard of care is delivered to all our patients.

We aim to provide outstanding and specialised care to our Haematology-oncology patients who are undergoing new and innovative treatments and come to us from across the country for our specialist services.

You will work as part of our highly skilled team and closely with an extensive multidisciplinary team to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care, and learn new things every day.

You may also have the opportunity to complete the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Course which will allow you to administer chemotherapy independently and develop your clinical skills!

Closing Date: 24th June 2024

Interview Date: 3rd July 2024

Main duties of the job

On Olive Ward we care for patients with a range of Haematology and Oncology cancers, sickle cell disease and other related disorders. Our aim is to provide expert care to patients and their families along their treatment journey.

The candidate we seek should have experience in cancer nursing and be looking to join The Senior Nursing Team, supported by the Ward Manager and Matron, the Band 6 will be responsible for standards of clinical care and patient experience.

You should be adept in tailoring your communication to the different groups of people you work with be used to responding to competing priorities and keeping the patient at the centre of your work.

Cancer treatment is a continually developing field, with the chance to be involved in delivering novel treatments, offering a variety of learning opportunities and excellent career progression.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the senior staff nurse is to ensure safety and quality across the ward, of both staff, patients and relatives. Ensuring high standards of care are met consistently.

In this position you will be completing both clinical and administrative duties .

You will be responsible for the smooth running of shifts and will be expected to provide exceptional standards of specialized Haematology care to our patients.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills and will be able to demonstrate his/her abilities to inspire others.

If you are ready for an exciting new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please find attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Values & Behaviours


  • Values & Behaviours



  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty
  • Experience in coordinating a shift
  • Supervision of junior staff


  • Haematology Experience



  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • In depth drugs knowledge
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information.


  • Management of central lines and advanced cannulation skills



  • Standards for Student Supervision & Preceptorship
  • Post registration haematology/oncology nursing course


  • Immediate Life Support Course
  • SACT Qualification

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guys Hospital

Great Maze Pond



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