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Staff Nurse (BAND 6) - Wiltshaw Ward

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading cancer centres in the world and has an international reputation for the care and treatment it provides. The Royal Marsden serves a local, regional, national and international population from two hospital sites, Chelsea and Sutton. Associated to Royal Marsden Hospital School of Cancer Nursing you can have your competences developed with opportunities to join the school on your further studies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Band 6, Staff Nurse for Wiltshaw Ward. The ward consists in 17 rooms, providing specialist facilities for the care of oncology patients, with a nursing patient ratio of 1to 3 patients.

The successful candidate will be an oncology nurse with the vision and passion to help optimise high quality patient care. Being a good team leader and team player you will work together with the Manager and the other nursing team leaders to help foster good communication and improved processes to enhance the patient pathway. This is a demanding but very rewarding role with a Trust that is committed to the ongoing development of its staff. An ideal next step if you have the right blend of skills and experience to join us.You should possess a first level degree and a relevant haemato-oncology or cancer qualification/ experience.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.
  • To assume personal accountability for nursing care delivered to a patient in accordance with the NMC code of conduct. There is an expectation for post holders:
    • To promote a safe clinical environment for all patients, visitors and staff
    • To participate in Trust initiatives around infection control and care quality indicators
    • To assist with any local or trust initiatives to ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of services and safeguarding of high standards of care
    • To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed
  • To help foster a supportive working environment and maintain staff morale

  • 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 patients with cancer and their families to gain an understanding of their physiological, psycho-social, spiritual and cultural needs and to develop a positive, realistic and supportive attitude to ensure that these needs are met. This will include:
    • 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.
    • To plan, document, deliver and evaluate care plans from admission through to discharge / transfer discussing this with the patient, their family and multi-disciplinary teams and to alert the Sister/Charge Nurse of any changes. To set goals for each of the identified nursing issues and encourage / teach other nursing staff to do the same. To help the patient achieve set goals through care planning.
    • As a specialist cancer nurse, to assess the educational and informational needs of the patient and family. This includes producing and using appropriate materials to ensure optimum understanding of nursing care and the likely outcome.
    • To provide skilled care and expertise in venepuncture and/or cannulation. To assess patients for a suitable central venous access device. To provide education to patients on the care and management of central venous access devices and to adopt a problem solving approach to managing complications with all vascular access devices.

    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
    • Computer Literacy (e.g. use of Microsoft Word and Outlook)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


    The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea


    SW3 6JJ

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