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Bank Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding new challenge with development opportunities?

We would like to invite you to join our Nursing Team working with a wide variety of specialisms focused on patient centred care from diagnosis through treatment, side effects and survivorship or palliative and end of life care.

We take pride in our bespoke and efficient induction package where you will be supported in developing a wide range of clinical skills, encompassing knowledge and evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

To provide care for patients who are admitted to the unit and their carers within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie NHS Trust policies and Health & Safety legislation.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country.We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years.We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Manage and generally supervise the ward in the absence of senior staff.

Take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients as a registered nurse

Provide a supportive role on the ward for nursing, medical and clerical Staff

Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs

To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing interventions

To participate in the emergency care of patients and give any necessary instructions, including transfer information

Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the department

Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staff

To welcome patients to the ward and its routine

Be able to act as ward co-ordinator and ensure the safe and timely through put of patients, liaising closely with triage/admission staff, medical staff and other wards

To liaise with medical and para medical personnel and community organisations

To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant projects

To act as support for other ward nurses in relation to care of the surgical patient

Safely escort patients to other areas and collect blood products from key departments

Assist in the provision of meals / refreshments for patients whilst meeting their nutritional needs

Assist in the general housekeeping duties of the ward

Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charge

Liaise with staff member responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock levels

Handles patients personal possessions, ensure cash and valuables kept securely as per policy

Correct care and custody of controlled drugs and aid the safe storage of medicines

Assist medical staff with procedures

Carry out certain procedures such as cannulation and 12 lead ECGs and be prepared to learn new skills
The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development plan

To complete the Ward introductory pack and preceptor pack

Complete Principles and Practice of Intravenous Skills Programme and Cannulation Skills Training and update annually

Annually attend all mandatory study days as per Trust and unit guidance
Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationship

Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquires

Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours

To be aware of and adhere to all policies including sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to the MAU

Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy

To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that arise

To show respect for members of the team and endorse the ward philosophy of giving mutual support

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Degree or Diploma in Health Care Studies


  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology/surgery
  • Post graduate certificate in teaching and assessing



  • Experience in an acute surgical setting


  • Previous oncology experience
  • Previous surgical experience



  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice


  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation skills
  • ECG'S



  • Participate in personal development


  • Knowledge of enhanced recovery pathways



  • Rotation to night duty
  • Team player
  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives


  • Understanding/experience of current national initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT


Bank Nurses - E00022


M20 4BX

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