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Specialist Nurse (Haematology & Oncology)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to join a team on the forefront of providing cutting edge cancer treatment?

Are you in interested in exposure to patients from across the world with the most rare and complex conditions?

Are you passionate about continuous development and learning to advance your nursing skills?

Due to an expansion of our services, we are looking for a Specialist Nurse in Haematology/Oncology to join us!

You will be working within a small but agile team, led by an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Clinical Nurses Specialists - covering both inpatient and outpatient care at both POSCU and tertiary levels, you must be someone up for the challenge and able to work autonomously.

You will have ample opportunity to expand on your nursing skills and knowledge, become expert in treatment protocols, plan and oversee treatment pathways and be part of a specialist MDT. Most importantly you will be pivotal in providing supportive care to children, young people and their families through their journey.

With an unrivalled nursing education and development programme, we will also ensure you are given support as your progress in your nursing career with us. If you are ready to take the leap and utilise your skills to the next level, we will love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

  • To act as the key worker providing information, clinical advice and support to children and families with haematological and oncological diagnoses (this includes both malignant and non-malignant conditions) and as a resource to other professionals involved in that child or young person's care.
  • To participate in the clinical preparation and support of children and families with haematological and oncological conditions from diagnosis through to treatment, including discharge planning and follow up care.
  • To act as a resource to families during the treatment period and help facilitate.continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient services.
  • To liaise with outpatients, funding bodies and referrals team.
  • Regular clinical day shifts on the wards, 2 long days in a 4-weekly rota.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) registered Nurse (on relevant branch)
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality linked to demonstrable clinical competencies and level 3 academic study


  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Leadership or management training



  • Extensive nursing experience within the speciality
  • Excellent clinical nursing knowledge relevant to speciality.
  • Working knowledge of current and new evolving treatment regimes for cancer specialties
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues.


  • Handling of clinical incidents and complaints
  • Understanding of audit and research methodologies.



  • Excellent communicator with effective interpersonal skills
  • Able to work autonomously and take responsibility of own workload
  • Excellent time management and able to prioritise and delegate work effectively
  • Able to problem solve and implement change and improvement
  • Administration of oral and Intravenous drugs
  • Administration of cytotoxic drugs
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Implementing evidence-based practice


  • Able to use electronic patient records systems to provide care

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values oAlways welcoming oAlways helpful oAlways expert oAlways one team

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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