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Haematology Sister/Charge Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time to join Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust with the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital due to open in October 2024. The Haematology Ward will have 16 state of the art purpose built ensuite rooms for our patients.

The Haematology team are looking for experienced, dynamic and motivated Haematology nurses to join us for this adventure. Our ideal candidate will have experience in caring for patients with all types of Haematology diseases they will have excellent communication skills, be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of the ward manager, and be competent in cannulation, phlebotomy and administration of chemotherapy.

We take a keen interest in the development of our staff, and an induction and development programme will be tailored to your needs and ambitions. This may include attendance at National Study Days, Conferences and Post registration courses, as well as our in house teaching programme.

For further information or to arrange a recommended informal visit, please contact Ward Manager

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be responsible for:

Leading a team of experienced and junior nurses to care for patients in an acute setting. Working alongside the band 7 and acting as deputy when required too, to ensure the smooth running and maintaining a safe environment for colleagues and patients.
  • Care of the admitted Haematology patients
  • Assessment of patient pre chemotherapy
  • Safe administration of SACT and supportive therapies
  • Management of neutropenic sepsis
  • Management of chemotherapy toxicities
  • Acute clinical skills
  • Prioritising patient care
  • Ability to work a flexible shift pattern
  • Ability to lead a team

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Relevant post registration experience
    • NHS experience


    • Working in haematology or oncology



    • RN Adults
    • Current NMC registration
    • Teaching qualification
    • Chemotherapy qualification / competence


    • Leadership or First line management qualification
    • Degree level qualification in health related subject

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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