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Oncology / Haematology Registered Nurse

Main Responsibility

  • The overall job purpose of the SACT Band 6 is to provide clinical and managerial leadership to the nursing and multi-professional team. This includes acting as a clinical leader and an expert practitioner liaising, guiding and advising the multidisciplinary team and external agencies in the provision of optimum patient care.
  • As the Band 6, the postholder will be responsible for supporting the development of training resources and taking part in teaching opportunities to support all staff involved in delivering anti-cancer therapies.  The role includes teaching and assessing for sign off in the administration of anti-cancer treatments.
  • Support working across cancer services footprint, including outreach & driving the SACT van, triage Out of Hours (OOH) supporting the 24hour patients SACT line, delivery of SACT in any designated location maintaining safety, staff support and administration of treatment plans. 


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'll help you get there.

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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll 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'd love to hear from you.

About the role

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

More detail about the role

Band 6 opportunities across the oncology and haematology specialities, are you an enthusiastic oncology / haematology nurse dedicated to quality care and positive patient experience then this opportunity would be ideal for you.

Band 6 fixed term 12months, the job description is in the process of being banded against the national profile therefore the team are confident this will be made substantive

The oncology and haematology departments, Yeo ward 23 bedded Oncology Ward, Yarty ward 13 bedded Haematology Ward inpatients both with dedicated day case units caring for people receiving cancer treatments including radiotherapy, Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACT) and supportive therapies. The teams care for patients throughout the pathway, undergoing diagnostic, curative and palliative procedures including the management of symptoms related to their treatments or their disease process.

The team are looking for experienced enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurses to join our friendly and supportive team. 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 designated leadership roles, SACT delivery, lead operationally outreach, weekend working and the delivery of a high standard of care and service to the patients.

Your days will be varied, offering support to clinicians, mentorship of Band 5 SACT nurses and patients. You will be supported by a clinical management team who are present and visible supporting development of your skills helping you reach your full potential. The cancer department is able to offer education including access to various external courses including degree and master’s pathway which can be tailored to the successful applicants

The service is supported by two local charities FORCE & ELF who works closely with the service including support for our patients but also our staff in the form of clinical supervision, education and outreach services 

Working Pattern: Rotation 

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact

Deirdre Stapleton, 07385 969467 Lead SACT nurse

Tina Grose Lead Cancer Nurse 01392402896  

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.  For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

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.

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


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