Chemotherapy Sister-Teenagers and Young Adults

  • Location:
    Guildford Guildford Guildford Guildford
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    4 years ago
  • Category:
    Care
  • Deadline:
    November 3, 2020
  • Languages:
    English

Royal Surrey is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined-up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed outstanding. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.


Chemotherapy Sister

Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (age 16 – 24yrs)
Band 6
18.75 hrs/week

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a Designated Hospital for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer. To support the further growth and development of this innovative nurse-led service, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced cancer nurse to undertake the role of Chemotherapy Sister – Teenagers and Young Adults.

The existing service for age 16-24 is now being expanded to care for those diagnosed with cancer up to the age of 30.

You will need to have a high level of up-to-date relevant clinical knowledge and experience in cancer nursing at senior band 5 or band 6, a 1st Level Nursing degree and an accredited post-registration chemotherapy qualification in this specialist area of nursing practice.

Ideally, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of working with teenagers and young people with a cancer diagnosis. Experience of malignant haematology and the care and management of a range of solid tumours is essential.

The post holder will work closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer and the Cancer Site Specific Nurse Specialists to continue to develop a high-quality service to teenagers and young people with cancer. You will work as part of the team to ensure the safe administration of chemotherapy and co-medications and to proactively manage any toxicities through this nurse-led service. You will have a key role in the development and delivery of teaching programmes for staff.

Excellent communication skills will be needed to work across both professional and organisational boundaries in order to ensure co-ordinated patient care for these teenagers and young people. You should also be confident and self-motivated utilising the benefit of your clinical knowledge and experience and be able to act as a resource to all levels of healthcare professionals and support staff.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Claire Palles-Clark – Lead Nurse for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer on 01483 571122 ext 2596 or, 07789 937284(mobile) or email c.palles-clark@nhs.net