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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 303 is looking for a compassionate, forward thinking, dynamic and visible leader to join the team as a Oncology Charge Nurse/ Sister. We are looking for an individual that is enthusiastic to drive change and improvement on an acute setting, leading the way with the advances in oncology care.

You will be expected to ensure that professionalism and high standards of care are upheld at all times.

Ward 303 is a diverse inpatient setting caring for acutely unwell Oncology and haematology patients admitted directly from the Combined Triage assessment assessment Unit, Medical Assessment Unit and the Emergency Department. We also take planned admissions for elective treatments such as Radioactive Iodine Treatment, specialised Radiotherapy, Drain insertions, RIG tube insertions. We also nurse patients who are nearing the end of their life, and those patients requiring complex symptom management.

Applicants must hold a current NMC registration, and must be able to evidence demonstrable post registration experience. Leadership experience would be preferable however this will be an ongoing developmental area of the role. Current knowledge and experience of oncology treatments including the administration of Chemotherapy is required.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a compassionate individual that can demonstrate excellent communication skills and is committed to driving change forward.

Applicants will need to be a visible, reliable, and flexible leader ensuring high standards of care are given at all times.

Applicants would preferably already be competent in the administration of chemotherapy and Trained to triage the acutely unwell oncology patient, however ongoing training and support will be given.

The successful candidate will be able to deputise for the Senior Sister in their absence. They will be responsible for supporting the overall running of the ward including completing audits, improvement works, staff support and Rostering.

They will be able to build professional working relationships and provide supportive management to the team.

Closing date of applications: 23 July 2024

Interview date: 6 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Knowledge of ward and people management
  • NMC registration


  • Evidence of undertaking appraisals and audits
  • Supporting new team members
  • Practice assessor trained

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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