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Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, caring for young people aged 13-19 years.You must be a band 5 nurse (paediatric or adult) with a desire to work in adolescent haematology/oncology. You will have the opportunity to share and develop knowledge and skills in caring for a range of solid tumours and haematology cancers.

Main duties of the job

You will care for patients undergoing a range of treatments including bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

You will be required to demonstrate an interest in the Teenage Cancer Trust and be willing and able to provide efficient delivery of care to this patient group.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our unit is committed to the care of young people going through a difficult time in their lives we work very closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust ensuring we treat the young person and not just the cancer. The unit has a group of dedicated nurses who aim to make the unit a pleasant environment. We thrive on team work and are the finalist for the teamwork award in the trust.

UCLH was the first hospital in the UK to develop a teenage cancer unit in 1990 and remain the biggest inpatient unit in Europe. Since then, the TYA service has grown in size, activity and complexity and enjoys international recognition. The UCLH TYA primary treatment centre provides world class cancer care in state-of-the-art age appropriate facilities, with the holistic needs of every patient at the forefront of all aspects of care, supported by an expert and extensive multidisciplinary team. We are also the leading centre for adolescent bone marrow transplantation.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Child/Adult Branch


  • Relevant Teaching course
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Up to 12 months post-registration
  • Experience of caring for children/adults with a cancer diagnosis
  • Completion of chemotherapy workbook one
  • Completion of chemotherapy workbook two

Skills and Abilities


  • Health Safety and security: Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
  • Health Safety and security: Promotes, monitors and maintains best practice in health, safety and security
  • Service Improvement: a. Demonstrates awareness of research and evidence-based practice
  • Service Improvement: b. Willing to provide support to other clinical areas within the division
  • Quality: a. Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality
  • Equality and Diversity: a. Respects the privacy and dignity of the individual
  • Equality and Diversity: b. Understands the implications of Equal Opportunities in practice
  • Assessment and Care Planning to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs: a. Prioritises own workload
  • Assessment and Care Planning to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs: b. Prioritises workload of others dependent on experience
  • Assessment and Care Planning to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs: c. Works under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Assessment and Care Planning to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs: d. Acts on own initiative and problem-solves utilising resources available
  • Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs: a. Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical area
  • Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs: b. Committed to providing safe, effective and timely patient-centred care in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and Trust Core Standards
  • People management: a. Takes charge of ward in absence of senior staff
  • People management: b. Able to develop awareness of resource and risk management issues within boundaries of role
  • Information processing: a. Willingness to work with electronic patient records (EPR) and electronic booking systems



  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
  • Demonstrates understanding of good practice in Customer Care

Specific Requirements


  • Flexible approach to shift patterns
  • Demonstrates commitment to the care of teenagers and young adults with cancer

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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