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Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered chemotherapy nurse, or experienced band 5 staff nurse wishing to become chemo competent by undertaking SACT training, to join our Cancer Nursing Team at our sister unit at Pembury Hospital. You will work within the team to provide outstanding clinical support and care for patients under the care of the Oncology/Haematology Department. Patients are offered expert clinical care which is compassionate and individualisedYou should possess excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills and be prepared to professionally develop to meet the needs of the service. You should be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role.

Main duties of the job

You should be able to combine autonomy with team working sensitivity and professionalism.

You will be expected to adopt a holistic, pro-active and dynamic approach, being responsible for the delivery of a high standard of care and service to the patients. You will in association with your colleagues be required to support patients and their carers on all aspects of their care, be they newly diagnosed, or being treated with palliative intent.

SACT (chemotherapy) trained nurses are offered a band 6 post.

We offer:
  • Ongoing academic and clinical professional development.
  • Suitable applicants may in time be offered the SACT course when applicable. All trained SACT nurses are remunerated as a band 6

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.

We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council


  • Evidence of further education since qualification e.g. diploma/degree
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Mentorship/ Practice assessor
  • Advance Life Support provider



  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a newly qualified nurse.
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and how to apply it to self.
  • Understanding of NMC Code and requirements of it for own practice and behaviour.


  • Experience at Band 5 in an acute setting.
  • Proficient clinician and clinical role model.
  • Understanding of audit and benchmarking processes
  • Use of Electronic documentation/ EP



  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients / clients and give relevant advice / information to patients and relatives
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and administration of blood products
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information. To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill and other challenging situations
  • Is able to manage team and individual performance
  • Cannulation and venepuncture
  • IV administration competent
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • CVAD Competent
  • IT/Keyboard skills
  • PICC placement
  • SACT competent
  • Commitment to teaching others

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Haematology/Oncology Day Unit

Tonbridge Road

Tunbridge Wells


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