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Senior Chemotherapy Staff Nurse

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Senior Chemotherapy Staff Nurse, Delamere DayCase Unit

Full Time, Permanent Post

Working Pattern: 4 Days a week, 37.5 hours

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 SACT trained nurse to work at our CCC - Wirral site on Delamere Day Case Unit. They will embark on a programme of dual training for both Oncology and Haematology systemic anticancer treatments. They must be highly motivated and willing to undergo training in the Haematology and chemotherapy fields.

As we deliver treatments in sector hubs and clinicsacross the Wirral and Liverpool, there will an element of cross cover required during training and once training has been completed. This will include travelling to all of our peripheral sites:
  • CCC Liverpool
  • CCC Aintree
  • CCC Southport
  • CCC Wirral
  • CCC Chester
  • CCC Halton
  • CCC Private Unit Wirral
  • CCC Private Unit Liverpool
  • Clatterbridge in the Community

We're here to deliver the best cancer care to the people we serve and we're looking for applications from those who share that commitment and our values: Putting people first Achieving excellence Passionate about what we do Always improving our care and Looking to the future.

If you are interested in joining our Team and support the Trust with our vision to provide the best cancer care, please apply online.

The successful applicant will support the team in a leadership role. They are required to be fully SACT trained with relevant SACT experience. They will support and educate junior staff and participate with educating and assessing.

About us

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Our team is a supportive, friendly and welcoming group.
  • This vacancy would suit a UKONS SACT experienced nurse who has leadership experience. They should be able to support their team in a mentoring and supportive capacity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • There are four elements for a SACT Senior staff Nurse role:-
  • Clinical
  • Education & Learning
  • Leadership & Management
  • Research & Development

ClinicalThe post holder will be:-
  • Responsible for safely assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to patients attending the department
  • The safe administration of treatments to patients who require outpatient SACT and supportive therapies
  • To work autonomously and seek collaborative relationships with others across and within professional boundaries.
  • To offer the patient and families advice to manage toxicitys and symptoms related to their treatment and support to address their holistic needs.Education & learning
  • The post holder will supervise junior staff and participate in the teaching and assessing of pre and post registration students
  • To offer advice, support and education to clinical teams across the trust where appropriate
  • Act as a link nurse in key nursing roles to ensure the safe delivery of the SACT serviceLeadership & Management
  • This post holder will provide clinical leadership to support the delivery of evidence based patient centered care
  • Act as a role model demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership to others
  • They will take responsibility for the Quality Management of their designated areas with a specific emphasis on Infection Control, Leading a Nurse Led Service and Patient Safety.
  • Manage local resolution of patient concerns and complaints
  • Escalate risk/issues and effectively action to minimise future risks
  • Research & Development
  • To develop patient pathways and be responsible for developing the SACT nursing service
  • To participate in quality improvement initiatives within the division.
  • Lead clinical auditsThe Network Services Directorate delivers outpatient Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACT) and supportive therapies for both solid tumours and haemato oncology malignancies across a six day service and in a number of areas, to include:
  • CCC Liverpool
  • CCC Aintree
  • CCC Southport
  • CCC Wirral
  • CCC Chester
  • CCC Halton
  • CCC Private Unit Wirral
  • CCC Private Unit Liverpool
  • Clatterbridge in the CommunityA permanent base location will be allocated however the post holder may be required to cross cover in all of the areas, depending on the needs of the service all travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Person Specification



  • Competent in the delivery of all SACT
  • Competent in Cannulation/Phlebotomy/CVAD
  • Previous experience in Solid Tumour and or Haemato-oncology


  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of audit and research



  • 1st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Degree in healthcare related subject
  • UKONS SACT Passport or NM6 995
  • Chemotherapy Administrations and Care.
  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care
  • ILS
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • MSc Clinical Examination
  • MSc Clinical Diagnostics
  • NM6 999 Foundations in Cancer Care
  • NM6 998 Cancer Treatments and Care
  • NM6 996 Chemotherapy Principles and Care
  • Advanced Communications skills training



  • Previous cancer nursing experience
  • Knowledge of various drugs and their interactions and side effects.
  • Knowledge of NMC code of conduct

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral

Clatterbridge Road


CH63 4JY

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