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Staff Nurse (Fernhurst Day Unit)

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration, or students due to qualify this Summer. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our friendly team.

The Fernhurst Centre provides outpatient services for haematology and oncology patients including systemic anti cancer treatments and supportive medical therapies.

The successful applicant will preferably have post qualification experience and preferably be competent in cannulation and IV drug administration. They should have a keen interest in cancer care and be willing to undertake training in the administration of systemic anti cancer treatments (SACT).

The unit is dedicated to maintaining high levels of clinical practice and we support staff in the development of their learning and education.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the delivery of safe and effective nursing care and treatment for patients receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, medical and supportive treatments or undergoing medical investigations on The Fernhurst Day unit.

To ensure individualised and effective standards of care to a group of patients in line with Trust policy, values and the NMC Code of Conduct. This may include taking charge of the day unit in the absence of more senior nursing staff.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, evaluate and implement care required.
  • To use a range of clinical skills to ensure timely treatment / intervention
  • To assist with patient flow within the unit including elective/emergency admissions
  • To give advice, information and support to patients and relatives receiving treatment
  • To mentor and work alongside junior staff / student nurses
  • To manage, co-ordinate and delegate workload accordingly to minimise patient waiting times and provide efficient delivery of treatment and follow-up care.

-- Please see Job Description and Person Specs for further info --

Person Specification



  • RGN 1st Level
  • SACT qualification or prepared to undertake training within 6 months of appointment


  • Current UKONS SACT Passport
  • Post registration experience in acute clinical setting



  • Current NMC Registration

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Current competency in administration of intravenous medication or willing to undertake at point of recruitment
  • Current competency in the administration of blood products or willing to undertake at point of recruitment
  • Current competency in venepuncture and cannulation or willing to undertake at point of recruitment
  • Interest in Cancer Care


  • Experience in the delivery of SACT
  • Experience in haemato-oncology nursing
  • Training in immediate life support (ILS)



  • Ability to empathise, support and provide reassurance in difficult situations
  • Experience in pre procedure patient assessment
  • Able to demonstrate ability to liaise with MDT and escalate appropriately


  • Sage and Thyme communication course

Information Resources


  • Experience in patient data entry systems
  • Familiarity with electronic prescribing systems


  • Experience with Aria prescribing system

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Team worker
  • Ability to acknowledge limitations and challenge practice when required
  • Good communicator


  • Experience in handling bad news conversations

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richard's Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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