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Registered Nurse - Chemotherapy Suite - Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Oncology & Haematology
NHS AfC: Band 5
Part Time / Full Time hours available
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University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
£22,128 - £28,746 pro rata, per annum
24/01/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Do you want a change in career? Have an interest in Oncology and Chemotherapy? We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to come and join our team.

The Chemotherapy Suite is a 17 chair day unit situated in the Arden Centre. It delivers chemotherapy, immunotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, blood transfusions and hormonal treatments for patients with oncological malignancies. It also delivers complex combination treatments. Additionally it works closely in partnership with the Radiotherapy Department for those patients receiving concurrent chemo-radiotherapy. In the near future the unit will also be responsible for cross site working at the Hospital of St. Cross and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

The Chemotherapy Suite is supported by the whole multidisciplinary team. This includes multiple Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and the Clinical Education Lead. Training and education is paramount and there is a well supported robust training programme for those who join the area to develop their knowledge and expertise. This also incorporates the in-house Chemotherapy Course which is a requirement for all nurses working within this field to undertake. We also actively encourage rotation as this ensures a greater skill set and knowledge base is established.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, we recruit people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are shortlisted, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Langford, Interim Oncology Unit Manager
Telephone: 02476967181
Email: Julie.langford@uhcw.nhs.uk