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Staff Nurse (BAND 6) - Teenage Cancer Trust

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pre annum incl. HCAS (PRO-RATA)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit (TCTU) is a 9 bedded ward, set within the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. We are one of the largest Children's Cancer Centres in Europe, offering comprehensive and cutting-edge treatment. The Royal Marsden has one of the largest UK Bone Marrow Transplant Units, the largest Paediatric Inpatient Drug Development Programme in the UK and is recognised as a world leader in the field. On the TCTU, we care for a wide range of Haematology and Oncology Cancers, including Bone Marrow Transplants.

Working at the Royal Marsden will provide you with many opportunities, both academic and clinical. If you are new to Cancer, our programmes such as 'Nurses New to Cancer Care', 'Cytotoxic Administration' and 'Foundation Oncology Skills' will help build on the experience you have already gained in your nursing career to date.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.

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 coordinate and supervise a shift, communicating effectively with members of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence-led care to patients.
  • To exercise clinical judgment and decision making about patient needs in terms of long term goals or plans.
  • To participate fully in the day to day organization and running of clinical trials including the recruitment, education and monitoring of patients entering a clinical trial and liaison as required with trial sponsors.

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

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton



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