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Senior Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The expectations of a senior staff nurse on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH are:

> to have 2-3 years experience in haematology/oncology> to have an interest in and passion for working with adolescents> to be IV and blood administration competent> to be competent in administering chemotherapy and other immunotherapy> to have a knowledge and understanding of caring for bone marrow transplant patients> to have experience of looking after end of life/palliative patients> to have the confidence and ability to take charge and co-ordinate the shift, involving bed management, staffing planning and troubleshooting, patient allocation, giving advice and guidance to colleagues & multidisciplinary team.> to have a desire to further their knowledge and experience in all aspects of adolescent cancer care

Main duties of the job

The main duties and responsibilities of a Senior Staff Nurse on the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at UCLH are:> constantly strive to maintain a high standard of clinical skills, remaining up to date with changes to policies and procedures, disseminating this information to the team when necessary> being a role model and representative of the ward and the Trust> providing support and advice to students, colleagues, patients & carers and also the multi-disciplinary team> taking charge of the shift to ensure smooth day to day running of the ward> knowledge and understanding of nursing skill mix and requirements for running a safe shift both on T12 North and throughout the paediatric division> know the staffing escalation policy> Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework and make others aware of this> You will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement

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.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

> The Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH is a dynamic and fast paced environment, it is the largest TCT unit in Europe> There are 20 beds on the unit which provides inpatient treatment for chemotherapy for haematology and oncology patients, patients undergoing bone marrow transplant and other types stem cell therapy> We are able to provide the most up to date and groundbreaking cancer treatments available and have a strong link to research.> As of 2022 we are able to provide Proton Beam Therapy in a newly built facility> We are a very nurse- led unit so knowledge and skills are expected to be of the highest standard with the nursing team being strongly encouraged to continually further their knowledge and skills> We work closely alongside the medical teams to make decisions about patients care> As a team we ensure that the UCLH Trust values of Safety, Kindness, Teamwork & Improving are at the centre of all we do

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • oRegistered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • oAccredited mentorship course or willing to undertake
  • oRelevant accredited clinical course (oncology/haematology 30 credits OR equivalent)
  • oBSc or working towards


  • oNVQ assessor



  • oAt least 2 years' experience in this specialty
  • oProficient in chemotherapy administration and advanced IV administration skills or working towards



  • oCommunicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats



  • oDemonstrates understanding of principles of clinical governance, e.g. risk management, audit and quality

Personal and People Development


  • oDemonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated portfolio and is able to lead staff reviews and appraisals
  • oDemonstrates an awareness of the role of preceptor/facilitator
  • oDemonstrates evidence of ability to educate others

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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