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Chemotherapy Suite Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2284170-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Oncology – Sister/Charge Nurse

Chemotherapy Suite Leicester Royal Infirmary

We are looking for an ambitious nurse with experience at Band 6 level to join our team at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. An opportunity has arisen for a unit Sister/Charge Nurse on our Chemotherapy Suite.

University Hospitals of Leicester now hosts the Radiotherapy Delivery Network for the East Midlands.

It is one of the busiest Cancer centres in the UK caring for approximately 1.5 million population

We have launched assessment and accreditation for all in patient wards at UHL in addition to that we are working with the cancer collaborative to run a national programme linked to the national cancer patient survey in regards to patient experience.

We are very fortunate that all of our cancer wards and units have a high Friends and Family Test score and patient experience feedback is consistently at recommend or highly recommend

The chemotherapy suite is a day care area catering for around 250 patients per week. The Adult Chemotherapy Service includes delivery of chemotherapy and supportive drugs, monoclonal antibodies, oral chemotherapy and targeted agents as well as drugs within a clinical trials setting.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled chemotherapy nurse with expert knowledge and advanced skills including extensive leadership experience that is committed making a difference to our patients and their families. As a role model, you will be responsible for the delivery of a high standard of patient centred care and along side the Lead Chemotherapy nurse developing nurse led services, provision of holistic needs assessments and care plans, supporting education and training, producing and reviewing relevant operational policies and protocols.

We are looking for a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient care within this specialty – working to improve the patient experience. Be an effective role model, enthusiastic and motivated with the potential to develop into a strong leader. Team building and influencing skills are essential to support the team. You must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development. Be an effective role model, self-motivated with the passion, drive and adaptability to cope with continuously changing services.

If you are forward thinking, dynamic and have band 6 experience including leadership and management skills then look no further. In return you will have your own personal support in order to meet your own development needs.

We are dedicated to invest our time in developing you professionally as an individual. In return you will have your own personal support through our Band 7 competency pathway and an identified experienced ward sister buddy. We actively encourage clinical and managerial development and we are currently running the RCN leadership programme Trustwide should you wish to consider this in the future.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andy Palmer - Matron on 07950 884157 or Jenny Carlin, Deputy Head of Nursing, on 07949281548.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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