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Ward sister/charge nurse

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • 09/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


As a regional cancer centre, we have an exciting opportunity to come and be part of the cancer care team at Southampton University Hospital Trust as a band 6 ward sister/charge nurse.

C3 is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and experienced nurse to join our chemotherapy day unit team. The successful candidate will be joining a nursing team that provides ongoing care for oncology patients in a day unit setting, including a PICC line service, outpatient clinics and 2 outreach centres at Oakhaven, Countess Mountbatten House. You will be working with the wider multidisciplinary team in supporting patients throughout their cancer journey including new patients, patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, and routine follow-up patients. This role provides a real opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge base while being supported by a senior and experienced team.

Working in cancer care will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills whilst enhancing your knowledge of oncology. You will also be supported and encouraged to further develop your career with opportunities to attend cancer care courses at masters and degree level. C3 is a progressive unit that is undergoing a lot of change in order to provide patients with the best care while receiving their cancer treatment. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking and supportive team. Competency in intravenous therapy and chemotherapy administration is desirable but not essential. If you do not have these skills you will be offered training and support to develop these skills.

Southampton is expanding specialist and advanced treatments for cancer and we are looking for staff that have the drive and passion to take these forward. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic nurses with a genuine interest in cancer care, along with a commitment to continuous learning, team work and mutual support in return we can offer you opportunities to enhance your skills and be part of a forward thinking and supportive multi professional team.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

C3 opening hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 8am - 4pm. Informal visits are highly encouraged.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 4 February.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alexandra Parvin (C3)

[email protected]