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Staff Nurse (Band 5) PPMDU

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum Pro Rata Inc HCAS
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for enthusiastic, motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse to join the Private Patient Medical Day Unit (PPMDU)at the Royal Marsden in Chelsea, on a full time permanent basis. We are proud of the great care we deliver at the PPMDU and the integrated model of care that exists with our NHS colleagues, this facilitates the innovative research, diagnosis, treatment and care that the Royal Marsden provides to all Patients you will need to be a 1st level registered nurse, Demonstrable previous Oncology experience and experience in the administration of IV medications and chemotherapy is essential. Intravenous cannulation and venepuncture are desirable, however full training will be given. In addition you will possess excellent communication skills, be reliable, enthusiastic and an effective team member committed to providing the highest level of service for our patients.

The post holder will have excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in a well-resourced environment. We will support and encourage you to achieve your potential as a nurse by taking advantage of the facilities and courses at The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation. Staff wellbeing is important at the Royal Marsden and we offer a range also offers a wide range of staff benefits.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, document, deliver and evaluate evidence-based nursing care for patients in a responsible and efficient way, which has been drawn up in conjunction with the co-ordinator of the shift
  • To develop a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of patients with cancer and the different treatment modalities administered within the unit.
  • To develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a shift with the guidance of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

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:
  • To complete the first level assessment of the patients needs to gain an understanding of the physiological, psycho-social, spiritual and cultural needs of the patients with cancer and their families and to develop a positive, realistic and supportive attitude to ensure that the needs of the patient and family are met.
  • To assist with teaching patients in preparation for investigations, treatment and home care
  • To be aware of the side effects of any treatment in progress, and adopt a problem-solving approach to minimise the potentially adverse reactions.
  • Be involved in the direct delivery of skilled specialised nursing care with supervision until competent, e.g. wound dressings, removal of drains, and insertion of urinary catheters.
  • To develop an awareness of the protocols involved for patients undergoing clinical trials.
  • To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.

Person Specification



  • Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • 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


  • Venepuncture and/or cannulation skills
  • Evidence of effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to motivate others

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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