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Staff Nurse - Cancer Services & Clinical Haematology Directorate

Job Reference: 317-2021-SN-NCCC

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
317 Trustwide
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata, per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Would you like to work in an exciting inpatient environment with lots of learning opportunities for career development? If so, the Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology Directorate are currently recruiting Staff Nurses in a range of areas.

We will be able to offer you training and experience in the following areas:

  • Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) administration
  • UKONS Triage
  • Dealing with emergency situations, such as neutropenic sepsis and spinal cord compression
  • Palliative Care
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • CVC Access

Ward 34 is the centre for the Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) service for patients aged between 18 and 24 with a cancer diagnosis. TYA patients attend the ward for review appointments, elective SACT and emergency assessment. There is a dedicated TYA team who work closely with the ward.

Ward 35 specialises in the care of patients who are receiving specialist brachytherapy treatment and radioiodine treatment. The ward liaises closely with departments such as Theatres and the Nuclear Medicine department.

Ward 36 is the Cancer Services Day Unit, delivering SACT, supportive treatments and emergency care to patients with a cancer diagnosis. The unit is opening over 7 days and has a satellite clinic in Cramlington which staff rotate to.

Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology have an outpatient department. The staff here are involved in areas of care such as emergency treatment, caring for central lines and administering oral SACT.

The Ambulatory Care Unit delivers treatments to select patients who would have previously been inpatients for their treatment, treatments administered can include SACT, allograph bone marrow transplants and follow up.

Applicants applying for these posts should be dynamic and forward thinking. We are looking for innovative nurses keen to develop their skills and knowledge in Oncology and Haematology.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent team player who has a positive approach/outlook to work. It is essential that the candidate sets high standards in their care delivery and represent themselves as a role model for both the team and Trust.

For further information and informal visits please contact:

    • Claire Wilson (Ward 34) email: telephone: 0191 2139334
    • Carmel Barton (Ward 35) email: telephone: 0191 2139335
    • Ashleigh Hughes (Ward 36) email: telephone: 0191 213 9389
    • Karen Rucroft (OPD) email: telephone: 0191 2139274
    • Katie McDougall (Ambulatory Care: email: telephone: 0191 9177513

Interview Date: 28 September 2021


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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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