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Haematology/Oncology Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
These are exciting times for the progressive, rapidly expanding Haematology/Oncology Daycare at UCH. We provide highly specialised care for a wide variety of patient groups within haematology and oncology, between 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday. Staff in this friendly and supportive team develop a range of advanced skills and knowledge by rotating between the 4 main areas of Daycare.

Our Supportive care provides holistic care for haemoglobinopathy patients as well as follow-up and treatments for patients who have undergone high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. We have a busy and varied chemotherapy suite and a highly respected Apheresis service which includes the peripheral blood stem cell harvest programme, and therapeutic plasma exchange.

We have received a great deal of positive publicity for our Ambulatory Care project, where patients undergo high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants as a day-case while staying in a nearby hotel. The Haematology/Oncology Unit as a whole is a sociable, fast moving and progressive area which actively supports nurse led activities and research and offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.

Main duties of the job

This is a fast track development role for the unit. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop as a qualified haemato-oncology nurse by working in the 5 main areas (about the largest in the UK). He/She will be supported in their fast development by the nursing team and clinical practice facilitators to become competent in care of the cancer patient, including blood and IV administration and the safe administration of chemotherapy.

The successful applicant will need to have a minimum of 12 months post registration experience within an acute healthcare setting. Oncology or haematology experience is desirable, but not essential, as we are looking for high calibre nurses with potential. Successful candidates will receive local orientation and ongoing specialty training and support.

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.

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 & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Studying towards a degree or willing to undertake


  • Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Attained a Bachelor Degree



  • Minimum 12 months clinical experience at Band 5 (or equivalent) in an acute specialty

Patient Care


  • Experienced in administration of oral and IV medication

Skills & Abilities (KSF dimensions)


  • Communication & Customer Care: Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Personal & people development (KSF): Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Personal & people development (KSF): Demonstrates an awareness of the role of a facilitator. Experience of facilitating others' practice
  • Quality and service improvement (KSF): Demonstrates understanding and application of research based practice
  • Information processing (IT skills): Computer literacy

Personal Qualities


  • Able to articulate reasons for desire to work in this clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

Huntley Street



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