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Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
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. You will care for patients undergoing a range of treatments including bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Main duties of the job

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. 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.

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.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

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.

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


  • Quality - Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality
  • Information processing - Willingness to work with electronic patient records (EPR) and electronic booking systems
  • Communication - Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs - Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical area
  • Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs - Committed to providing safe, effective and timely patient-centred care in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and Trust Core Standards

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 Hospital

Euston Road



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