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Staff Nurse - Cancer and Haematology

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust currently care for approximately 500,000 people in the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells area. The Trust operates from two primary sites our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the first all single room NHS hospital in England, and Maidstone Hospital.

Ideally situated between the Kent coastline and the capital, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area is a great place to live and work, combining the beauty of rural Kent with theupbeat atmosphereand excellent facilities of both town centres. Tunbridge Wells was recently voted one of the top ten places to live in the UK.

Maidstone Hospital is also home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the South East of England. The Cancer Centre treats over 7,000 new patients a year from Kent and East Sussex. The Centre is highly regarded for the excellent care it provides. The centre also houses a busy research centre which is recognised for its work with major pharmaceutical companies in conducting vital research to support the development of new cancer treatments. If you have a passion and want to make a difference, please do apply for this post.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity for a newly created post to support the expansion of MTW's Chemotherapy and nurse led service. Successful candidate would need to be willing to support the progression to a 6 day service. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered chemotherapy nurse, or experienced band 5 staff nurse wishing to develop with Oncology and Chemotherapy. Successful candidates will be supported to undertake SACT training if required. 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 individualised

You 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.

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: TBC

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registered General Nurse


  • Current UK ILS provider
  • SACT



  • Six months experience at Band 5 level.
  • Demonstrable interest in and commitment to own professional development.
  • An interest in working within the field of oncology/haematology
  • Willingness to undergo SACT training to become chemotherapy competent.
  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct.


  • Experience of working in an acute medical environment, eg. AMU, ED



  • Ability to organise and manage day to-day departmental activities
  • Communication skills - able to relate and communicate with patients and staff at all levels and from different professions.
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture Skills
  • Intravenous drug administration skills
  • Experience of supporting with learner nurses and demonstrate teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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