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Chemotherapy Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

To be responsible for the standards of patient care and services within the team, ensuring that nursing practice and patient services are in line with NMC Codes, statutory and Trust requirements.

To safely deliver Systemic Anti Cancer treatments (SACT) to patients in line with Trust guidelines both within Cherrybrook Unit and in the Outreach locations.

To work together as a team, providing psychological, physical, social and spiritual support to patients receiving treatment

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The service ethos is one of multi-disciplinary working supporting a holistic approach to care provided for patients and relatives. Both services provide a designated quiet space for patients & relatives, including Teenager & Young persons dedicated rooms allowing for relatives to stay, and end of life accommodation.    

Oncology consists of an Inpatient ward, Day case, Outpatients and Radiotherapy. Yeo is a 23 bedded ward providing care across many cancer sites from patients receiving treatments including SACT, Radiotherapy and Radioactive iodine therapy.  Cherrybrook is our daycase unit providing Anti-cancer systemic treatments (SACT) for patients, holistic assessments and psychological support whilst undergoing treatment.

We care for patients across the whole of Devon throughout their pathway, undergoing diagnostic, curative and palliative treatments, including the management of symptoms related to their therapies or their disease process.

The service is supported by two local charities Exeter Leukaemia Fund & FORCE who work closely with the services including support for our patients but also our staff in the form of clinical supervision, education and Outreach services.

Experience within the field would be beneficial but not essential, full training would be provided and encouraged to allow a successful candidate to provide holistic care with the support of access to CPD’s and trust funds and tailored made education for the right individuals. We offer education including access to various external courses including degree and master’s pathway which can be tailored to the successful applicant, including rotational posts to gain experience across the areas.

About You 

The teams are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurses to join our friendly and supportive teams. Our focus is on ensuring that our patients receive high quality care throughout their Cancer journey. You will be expected to adopt a holistic, pro-active and dynamic approach, being responsible for the delivery of a high standard of care and service to the patients.

You will be supported by a management team who are present and visible and will develop your skills and help you reach your full potential.

If you are an enthusiastic and organised staff nurse dedicated to quality care and positive patient experience then this opportunity would be ideal for you.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hrs over 4 days

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact Clare Rowley on 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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