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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Haematology/Oncology

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team on our Chemotherapy Day Unit at Heartlands Hospital. We are seeking to recruit a motivated skilled nurse with a minimum of 12 months post registration experience to join our existing chemotherapy nursing team.

Chemotherapy is preferable but not essential. All training is supported by the Systemic Anti-Cancer (SACT) Nurse Trainers.

We are looking for someone who wants to increase their Haematology & Oncology experience and wants to work within this rewarding environment.

You will administer supportive therapies supporting patients and their families throughout their cancer journey.

We provide an individualized and supportive environment for patients and relatives.

In each area you will be supported by a nursing leadership team who are present and will help you develop your skills to reach your full potential.

Main duties of the job

We care for patients throughout their pathway, undergoing diagnostic, curative and palliative procedures.

The role will be varied and you will be able to gain clinical skills such as triage, cannulation, venipuncture and central line care together with SACT administration. If you have cannulation, phlebotomy, or central line skills it will be an advantage, but if not, then you should have enthusiasm and dexterity to develop these skills.

The postholder will manage the symptoms related to their treatment, and act as advocate for patients, to ensure a patient focused approach to the delivery of care.

Recognise and act to avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients.

Monitor patients, ensuring accurate records of relevant observations and clinical assessments are kept and take appropriate action as indicated.

adhere to all trust policies, procedure and systems for safeguarding including the assessment of mental capacity.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • *Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • *Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • *Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • *Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues

Additional Criteria


  • *Professional appearance
  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately others
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual
  • *Reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours where required
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy him /her to a different practice setting for a span of duty

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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