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Chemotherapy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Poole Hospital
£37,570.00 - £43,772.00 pa pr
03/12/2020 23:59

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk,  run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline.   Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. 

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London. 

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.





Are you an experienced senior oncology nurse looking to further your career as a leader in cancer care?

If so, there is an exciting opportunity for a motivated & experienced senior cancer nurse with strong leadership skills to join our dedicated team at the Dorset Cancer Centre and to lead the chemotherapy services within the Day Care Unit and our outreach chemotherapy services in the community.

The Chemotherapy Day Care Unit provides excellent holistic care and treatment for our patients and their families receiving chemotherapy and systemic anti-cancer treatments and supports the safe and timely management of patients through the acute oncology pathway.

The sister/charge nurse post will support and lead the existing proactive and highly skilled chemotherapy nurses who pride themselves on providing high quality, patient focussed care.

The applicant must have specialist knowledge and skills in the field of cancer care, be trained to administer chemotherapy and demonstrate an extended scope of practice and skills to support the development of the Unit. The candidate will need demonstrate experience of managing teams as well as proven effective leadership & management skills in order to lead on the future development of the Unit acting as resource for education and compliance with national and local initiatives.


  • RGN with  post registration experience
  • Previous nursing experience in cancer care at a senior level.
  • Process chemotherapy administration competencies
  • Experience of managing a busy ward/clinical environment
  • Will possess a healthcare related degree and post registration qualification in oncology nursing
  • Experience & knowledge in the management of multiple cancer sites including complex physical and psychological symptoms
  • Experience in managing own work or case load effectively
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams and demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The post is a full time permanent post at AFC Band 7

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 03/12/2020

Provisional interview date; week commencing 14/12/2020

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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

Andrea Moxham
Telephone number
01202 448088
Additional information


For further information or to arrange an informal visit of our facilities, please contact:

Andrea Moxham, Matron for Cancer Services & Specialist Palliative Care

Dorset Cancer Centre, Poole Hospital, Telephone 0300 019 8088