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Chemotherapy Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024
Charles Dickens Day Unit is an 16 Chair Chemotherapy unit delivering excellent care to patients requiring chemotherapy, and supporting patients throughout their cancer journey. Successful applicants will need to support the expansion to a 6 day service.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Full time and Part time positions.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic SACT nurse to work as part of the nursing team in supporting the unit manager to run an effective and safe unit. Charles Dickens Unit treats patients throughout their treatment pathway providing individualised, compassionate and informed care.

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.

You must be SACT trained to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

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.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

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: TBC

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Mentorship/teaching
  • SACT competent


  • UKONS passport or evidence of working towards



  • Recent experience at band 5 or equivalent in Haematology/Oncology.
  • Proficient clinician and clinical role model
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Good understanding of current issues in nursing and the NHS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrates excellent understanding of cancer treatments and their side effects / complications


  • An understanding of resource management



  • IT/Keyboard skills
  • Commitment to teaching
  • Cannulation, Venepuncture and CVAD competent.
  • Ability to administer prescribed medications including transfusion of blood and blood products.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Evident commitment to high standards of patient-centred care
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Understanding of own accountability, responsible and reliable
  • Utilises a problem-solving approach to work


  • PICC placement

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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