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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Oncology

Job Reference: 391-11E-T-AD-U

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
11 East - Clinical Oncology
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
£27,627 - £35,529 pa HCAS inclusive

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated nurse to come and join our 24 bedded oncology ward team. Our oncology ward cares for patients with range of cancers who are receiving radioactive isotope therapy, chemotherapy, symptom management, supportive therapies and end of life care. We aim to provide an individualised and supportive environment for patients in which to deliver this specialist care to a high standard. Innovative nursing is encouraged and there is a well-established and supportive team working on the ward.

We are looking for someone who wants to increase their oncology experience and really wants to work in this rewarding environment. Applicants should have the motivation to undertake a recognised post registration oncology course in the future and cannulation, phlebotomy, or central lines skills are an advantage, but if not, then you should have enthusiasm to develop these skills.

The ability to communicate effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team is essential. Oncology / Haematology experience is desirable and you will be given the opportunity to co-mentor students. You will be supported in this post by the ward sister and team, Matron for specialist services and the Lead Cancer nurse.

In return we will offer you excellent learning and developmental opportunities, we will support your personal growth through regular personal development planning and our educational strategy.

Should you be successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an Assessment Day at the Royal Free Hospital on the 29th March 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Linda Lightfoot Ward Sister for Oncology on 0207 830 2989 or

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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