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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

Senior Staff Nurse/Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 317-2021-22-33-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Ward 36 NCCC - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Staff Nurse with oncology/haematology experience to join our very busy Day Unit (Ward 36) in the role of Clinical Lead Nurse.

Northern Centre for Cancer Care is a regional centre specialising in the care and support of patients, their families and carers, receiving active treatment with systemic anti-cancer therapy, radiotherapy, supportive care and symptom management.

Ward 36 provides treatment for patients who require SACT for haematological and oncological malignancies. As the regional centre we take patients from both the North East and Cumbria regions for specialist complex chemotherapy regimens which may not be available to them locally. We also provide a satellite clinic at Cramlington, which there is an expectation for all staff to travel to on a regular basis and as a Clinical Lead Nurse would be expected to work autonomously as the nurse in charge of this unit.

Our working hours are currently 08:00-19:00 and we are in the process of expanding our services to include weekend working, therefore the successful candidate would be expected to work as part of a shift pattern that encompasses 7 day working with regular nurse in charge responsibilities.

The role of Clinical Lead Nurse is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to support the team through education and adherence to up to date evidence based practice. They will be proactive in ensuring high standards of patient care whilst an efficient daily workload is accomplished.

The successful candidate will have first level registration and proven clinical experience in the haematology/oncology setting. It is essential you hold a recognised qualification in SACT administration and have completed the Practice Assessor accreditation as teaching and supporting junior staff and students is an essential part of the role. You will also need to be highly motivated and able to demonstrate excellent clinical and interpersonal skills. Close multi-disciplinary working is required, excellent communication, organisational, clinical and teaching skills are essential.

If you think this challenging role is for you and you believe you have the skills and qualities to fulfil the above role and would like an informal discussion or further information please contact Senior Sister Ashleigh Hughes on 0191 2139228 or email

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week


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