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Staff Nurse (Band 6) - Kennaway Ward

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Kennaway Ward is an eleven bedded mixed sex elective (planned) admissions ward caring for patients with medical and surgical oncology needs. In addition, there are 3 trolleys where patients are admitted for day case surgical procedures.

Patients admitted to the ward maybe newly diagnosed with cancer or already have a known diagnosis requiring hospital treatments such as chemotherapy, other types of SACT, blood transfusions/infusions, radiotherapy, symptom management or surgical procedures such as breast reconstruction.

This is an exciting time to come and join our inclusive team. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual who is ready to take the next step in their career. You must be passionate about delivering high quality nursing care and be able to demonstrate your experience within an oncology setting. You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to work alongside the Multi Disciplinary Teams involved in our patients treatment and care whilst providing support to junior members of the team including students. You will be required to work a mixture of long days and nights across the whole week.

Professional development is our priority. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and clinical skills with support from the ward sister and our clinical practice facilitator.

Main duties of the job

  • To promote a safe clinical environment for all patients, visitors and staff.
  • To participate in Trust initiatives around infection control and care quality indicators.
  • To assist with any local or trust initiatives to ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of services and safeguarding of high standards of care.
  • To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification:
  • Counterchecking patients vital signs, blood results, patient body surface area, chemotherapy prescription and consent before administration of treatment.
  • Educating patients on their treatment such as indications and side effects
  • Ensuring necessary medication and follow up appointments are obtained

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • RMH Certificate in Intravenous Drug Administration or to be obtained within three months of appointment


  • Qualification in oncology or speciality Diploma or Degree level study (or equivalent) Recognised teaching qualification



  • Experience in intravenous drug administration
  • Sufficient post registration nursing experience in oncology or speciality to be confident and competent in using the required skills to do the job


  • Experience in chemotherapy administration
  • Experience in Clinical Management
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical trials management

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Experience in oncology or area of specialty
  • Venepuncture and/or cannulation skills
  • Computer Literacy (e.g. use of Microsoft Word and Outlook)

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton



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