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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

Job Reference: 218-JC-NM-1931805

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Ward 34
UHCW, Coventry
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata per annum

A position has arisen on Ward 34 for a Band 6 clinical ward sister for 30 hours. Previous experience within haematology is essential and the successful applicant must be competent in the delivery of chemotherapy.

Ward 34 is the Tertiary Centre for Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment of patients with Haematological Malignancies requiring intensive inpatient chemotherapy.

We are an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Centre, Haemophilia Treatment Centre and Haemoglobinopathy Centre.

The ward is configured to provide inpatient, day case and clinic facilities in one place meaning that our immunocompromised patients do not share waiting or day case space with other patients. Office space for medical staff and specialist nurses is integral to the ward, and these senior staff is therefore on hand when needed.

Staff on the ward work together in a dynamic and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team.

The majority of our inpatients are being treated for haematological malignancies or the complications of treatment, but the nursing staff also has expertise in management of other complex patient groups, including bleeding disorder patients and patients with sickle cell anemia. We have expertise in delivery of curative and palliative treatments and often manage our patients throughout their journey, including at the end of life.

All nurses are trained in, or are receiving training in, venepuncture, cannulation, management of tunneled CVCs and delivery of chemotherapy and stem cells.

Ward 34 is a busy ward. We usually build excellent long term relationships with our patients.

The Haematology Day Unit carries out more than 6,000 episodes of care per year and has a separate Ward Manager. Nurses rotate between the ward and the day unit to enhance expertise and joint working. The Day Unit has 10 chairs and 2 beds, one in a treatment room. 95% of FCEs in Haematology are day case, and most chemotherapy is delivered in this setting. The Day Unit administers 1,000 blood transfusions per year, as well as a range of other therapies and procedures. The relatively new apheresis service currently delivers up to 50 red cell exchange procedures a year, with scope to further expand into other therapeutic uses of apheresis. There is a separate room for those patients undergoing apheresis procedures.

Specialist nurses who work in or support Haematology include the Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and the Clinical Education Lead. Training and education are paramount and there is a well-supported robust training program for those who join the area to develop their knowledge and expertise.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact

Simon Gorrell


The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are identified as the successful applicant and are currently not being paid by the Trust (new starter), depending on you level of exposure with patients you may be required to undertake a Standard or Enhanced DBS. The cost of this check will be charged to you and will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment at the current rate.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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