Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 9 months
Working Time:Full time
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Staff Nurse Band 5

Main area

Cancer Care


Band 5


Fixed term: 9 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa pro rata

Salary period



07/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

Are you a Cancer care nurse with a good understanding of haematology? Do you want to be part of a service transformation and looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic nurse to join our C7 Haematology Day Unit as a Band 5 secondment.

We are an expanding service dedicated to developing a strong nurse led team, in an exciting specialised area. Our team is enthusiastic, innovative, well- motivated and dedicated to high standards of care.

The team provides patient centred, holistic care to patients undergoing apheresis and haematology treatments in the day case setting, with training for all aspects of care.

The procedures undertaken include stem cell harvest, therapeutic plasma exchange and leucodepletion, venesection, donor lymphocyte infusion, blood transfusion and various chemotherapies.

The service is always evolving, forthcoming developments include Ambulatory care and the introduction of CAR-T therapy.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO

The successful applicant will join a highly skilled specialist team that offer treatments including SACT (Systemic Anti Cancer Therapies) and supportive therapies to Haematology patients. C7 is a Haematology day unit and provides specialist care for many Haematology patients. Procedures such as Apheresis, bone marrow biopsies and venesections take place on the unit as well as IT chemotherapy administration. You will become a highly skilled professional with multiple opportunities for career development from ANP, CNS and managerial roles. You will have the opportunity to rotate around cancer care to understand the nursing requirements for haematology patients. At full capacity the unit will see over 50 patients a day. The unit comprises of 7 treating spaces, 2 side rooms and an Apheresis bay of 3 beds. Our service operates 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Saturday/ Sunday.


As a part of the ward team;

  • To provide a high standard of individualised nursing care in accordance with agreed policies, through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care for individual patients.

  • To teach learners and other nursing staff in the ward environment.

  • You will provide ongoing care for Haematology and Oncology patients.
  • IV skills including cannulation and phlebotomy.
  • You will be able to administer SACT and supportive therapies to Haematology patients.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn specialised skills such as Apheresis, Venesection and support bone marrow procedures.

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 1st February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Cancer care knowledge/experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern
  • If applicable: Supervised Practice Programme to have been undertaken in an acute NHS Trust
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Clear written communication
  • Able to use initiative
  • Cannulation/ venepuncture training
  • Personal Qualities Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Desirable criteria
  • Aware of learning needs
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to cover the full range of shifts required for the post
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 272.0KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 210.8KB)
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    Emma Feeney

    Job title

    Senior Sister

    Email address

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    Telephone number

    073854 11064
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