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Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, registered nurse with a passion for caring for oncology patients to join our dedicated team in the brand-new Christie at Macclesfield.

The SACT Unit, The Christie at Macclesfield

We are a caring, well-led unit with a good staff to patient ratio. We are a day case unit offering treatments to all specialties.

The Role and Team

On appointment you would receive a comprehensive supernumerary training package, in which you have exposure to different anti-cancer treatments in different disease group fields and complete the UKONs SACT passport.

You will gain experience in treating a variety of patients with potentially curative diseases, alongside palliative and clinical trial treatments. During your supernumerary period, you will complete most of your training at main Christie hospital Oak Road Treatment Centre.

We are an innovative and forward-thinking unit dedicated to reviewing and developing the ways that we work for our patients' needs. We are welcoming to new ideas and would look forward to working with nurses who have a genuine passion for caring for patients in this field.

We are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. We also open on Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

To safely administer SACT (Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy) to Christie patients attending the unit.

To provide care for chemotherapy patients and their carers within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie NHS Trust policies and Health & Safety legislation.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a supportive role within the SACT unit at the Christie at Macclesfield for nursing, medical and clerical Staff
  • Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs
  • To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing intervention

  • The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development plan
  • To complete the Ward introductory pack and preceptor pack
  • Complete Clinical Skills Training and the UKONs SACT passport
  • Annually attend all mandatory study days including Resuscitation, AIMs, moving & handling and fire safety

Person Specification



  • RGN Level 1or 2


  • Diploma in Health Care Studies



  • Qualification In Adult Nursing


  • SACT experience
  • Oncology experience
  • Clinical skills



  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to deliver high standard of nursing care


  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
  • Able to access CIVAD/TIVAD
  • Computer literacy



  • Participate in personal development



  • Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours



  • Team Player

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT


The Christie at Macclesfield

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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