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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting development opportunity has arisen on the Surgical Oncology Unit for a permanent, band 5 (37.5 hours) staff nurse post.

You should be a highly motivated professional with surgical experience, who wishes to develop their clinical knowledge and management skills. You must be a team player who is driven to improve patient care and experience, ensuring the delivery of exceptional, high quality care.

Our patients undergo highly specialized and often complex surgery across the Colorectal, Urology, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery specialties.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also possess excellent organizational, communication and clinical skills relevant to the post and be able to act as a positive role model. Commitment to the on-going development of the ward and multidisciplinary team working is essential. We welcome newly qualified nurses into this post also.

There are many benefits to working on The Christie Surgical oncology unit:
  • The Christie is a world leader and national center for Surgery
  • Standard nurse: patient ratio of 1:6
  • 8 weeks induction period to help you learn the role and get to know the ward
  • Trust wide dedication to staff wellbeing and flexible working
  • Good training and development opportunities supported by a ward based clinical educator and our school of oncology plus 2 full surgical study days
  • Many staff benefits/discounts available
  • On-going support from a friendly team of Ward Sisters
  • Close working relationship with the surgical MDT to provide holistic care to the patient and to support you in your care planning
  • An opportunity to develop your surgical care and oncology skills

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

Educational Development
  • 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

  • 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

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 deliver high standard of care
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice


  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation skills
  • ECG'S



  • Participate in personal development


  • Knowledge of enhanced recovery pathways



  • Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours



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


  • Understanding/experience of current national initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT


Surgical Oncology Wards

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Wilmslow Road


M20 4BX

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