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Specialist Medicine - Cancer Services
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata
27/01/2019 23:59
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Chemotherapy Nurse

Band 5

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Contract Type:  Permanent

Hours per week:  Up to 37.5 hours

An exciting and rare opportunity within the established and innovative Chemotherapy Nursing Team has arrived! If you are a Registered Nurse, with 12 months experience, and an enthusiastic interest in Cancer treatments, this is the post to launch an exciting new career for you.

We are looking for Registered Nurse's to join our dynamic team. This rotational post will provide an excellent grounding for any Registered Nurse with a genuine interest in cancer and its treatments, and could lead to a rewarding future in Cancer Care. The post has to offer:

  • Full competency training in Chemotherapy Delivery
  • Rotation between the out-patient Chemotherapy Unit, and the innovative mobile Chemotherapy Unit.
  • Regular education sessions and clinical supervision
  • Being part of a forward thinking, dynamic and friendly team

Following the exciting, recent launch of the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU), from Summer 2017, the role involves working in satellite areas, such as Selby, Malton, Scarborough and Bridlington to bring cancer treatments locally to the patient.

With a base and training at York Oncology/Haematology Outpatients, there will be an opportunity to experience training in an area providing full elite care to those affected by cancer and it's treatments.

Key duties of the role are the assessment, planning and delivery of the highest quality holistic care to patients receiving systemic anti-cancer treatments. You will be expected to work closely with the multidisciplinary team, in order to provide the best experience possible for our patients. You will be able to demonstrate good clinical practice, with the ability to display empathy, compassion, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.

The capability to work flexibly is essential. The out-patient department currently operates on a Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 6.30 shift pattern, over 3-4 rostered days. 

With the development and expansion of treatments, weekend work may be a part of the future role of the Chemotherapy Nurse. Shift patterns when on rotation to the MCU, will differ to that of the out-patient setting, and there may also on occasion be cross-site cover to Scarborough Chemotherapy Outpatients, if the need arises. 

An enthusiasm and passion to work with the patient receiving cancer treatments, is essential. Clinical skills such as peripheral cannulation, and experience with administration of I.V. chemotherapy is desirable, however, full in house training and preceptorship will be provided. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, with a willingness to learn and develop. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written must be demonstrated, in order to work compassionately and empathetically in this sensitive and highly emotive area.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to be flexible, reliable and be able to prioritise and manage your own work load in an unpredictable clinical area. You will have the passion and drive to be an active part of a service, which provides an exceptional patient experience to all service users.

If you want to learn more about this amazing opportunity please feel free to arrange an informal visit to the department. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: To discuss the working patterns available, please contact Oonagh Murphy on 01904 726516.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Oonagh Murphy, Chemotherapy Sister
York Chemotherapy Outpatients on 01904 726516

Scarborough Chemotherapy Outpatients on 01723 342447