To provide ongoing professional and clinical leadership to the nursing team and deliver evidence-based care as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.
The postholder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care and procedures, for which they are competent to practice, without direct supervision.
Work closely with the Clinical Lead for Chemotherapy the Seamoor unit manager and cancer matron to provide a chemotherapy service for the acute Trust
The postholder will be a registered nurse who supports the unit manager, and deputises for them, assuming responsibility for the management of the unit, its staff and service users in his or her absence.
The post holder will have responsibility to monitor the coordination of all patient activities and develop oncology and haematology services.
The post holder will routinely cannulate, access and maintain Central Venous Access devices whilst administering chemotherapy and act as an information giver with the ability to work autonomously and as part of the team.
The post holder will regularly supervise more junior staff in the day to day running of the chemotherapy unit but will also hold some management responsibility over such tasks as delegated by the unit manager, such as the off duty.
The post holder will be expected to act as a mentor to, and actively support the training and development of both qualified and unqualified members of staff.
About the Role
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.
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More detail about the role
The Seamoor Unit is a busy combined chemotherapy and medical day treatment unit with outpatient and clinic facilities. Our opening hours are 8am to 6pm.
We require you to be committed, motivated and forward thinking to complement our existing team in achieving the best care for our patients. This post provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to work with the multi-disciplinary team to provide treatments for patients with a cancer or haematology diagnosis. We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable experienced nurse to join our friendly team. Our trust values guide everything we do and at all times we aim to: • Demonstrate compassion • Strive for excellence • Respect diversity • Act with integrity • Listen and support others.
Within the supporting statement of your application, please can you provide an example of where you have demonstrated "Striving for Excellence" in a similar role.
We are seeking a senior nurse with experience of chemotherapy administration and working within an oncology/haematology setting. The Band 6 Senior chemotherapy nurse will work closely with our other Band 6 nurse to provide good management and leadership structure as part of the team here in North Devon. We are a friendly and dedicated team who work together to continually provide high standards of patient focused and personalised care to those faced with an oncology or haematological diagnosis. A great opportunity to come and work as part of a wonderful team. Please get in touch for more information or to arrange an informal visit
Working Pattern: 08:00 - 18:00
Interview Date: 23rd January 2023
For further information please contact Keely Sheehan, Seamoor Unit manager on 01271 311579 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.