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Staff Nurse - Oncology/Haematology - Ward G1

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bank Band 5 Registered Nurse to join the Macmillan Unit (G1) at the West Suffolk Hospital.

G1 is a 12 bedded oncology and haematology unit, caring for and supporting patients undergoing various cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. We also care for patients suffering toxicities relating to these treatments.

The Macmillan Unit has retained the Macmillan Unit Environment Mark for a further 3 years

Applications are invited from registered nurses who can demonstrate good standards of nursing care, attention to detail and a patient / family centred approach. Previous oncology/ haematology experience is desirable but not essential.

The post includes internal rotation onto nights, bank holidays and weekend working

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity to develop your clinical skills in a unit which provides ward-based care, outpatient treatment in the day unit, community care on our Mobile Cancer Care Unit and an Acute Oncology Service.

You will learn skills of:

Caring for Central Venous lines.

Triage and assessment of side effects from Systemic Anti cancer treatments

Caring for patients who have

Fundament aspects of caring for those who are admitted with side effects from their cancer or cancer treatment

Close working with the MDT to ensure the patients receive the best outcomes

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a passion for ensuring high standards of clinical practice, be self-motivated, work well as part of a team and enjoy working in a challenging environment.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details.


Staff Car Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital Site is eligible for individuals working outside of the core hours, 07:00 18:30.

For individuals working within the core hours, the Trust offers parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack on the West Suffolk Hospital website.

This parking restriction does not apply if an individual is required to work on a weekend or if they are required to complete on call duties within their role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • NMC Registration
  • RGN Degree / Diploma
  • BLS
  • SACT passport or willing to work towards

Experience and knowledge


  • Previous acute experience within the NHS
  • Oncology/Haematology Experience


  • ILS

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to take charge of the ward and facilitate timely interventions


  • Mentorship skills
  • IV Drug Administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation

Personal qualities


  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties
  • Committed to delivering a high quality service
  • Ability to show empathy and compassion to patients and relatives
  • Resilience

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk Hospital

Bury St Edmunds


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