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Chemotherapy Day Unit Manager

Band 7

Main area
Chemotherapy Day Unit
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-CH7170
Site
Maidstone Hospital
Town
Maidstone
Salary
£37,570 - £43,772 pa pro rata
Closing
30/05/2019 23:59

The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust currently care for approximately 500,000 people in the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells area. The Trust operates from two primary sites; our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the first all single room NHS hospital in England, and Maidstone Hospital.

There is lots of history in Maidstone as well as great shops and a thriving nightlife. Tunbridge Wells has recently been rated in a recent survey as the fifth happiest place to live in the UK! Ideally situated between the Kent coastline and the capital, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area is a great place to live and work.

Maidstone Hospital is also home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the southeast. The cancer centre treats over 7,000 new patients a year from Kent and East Sussex, and was among the first nationally to benefit from a £4.7 million new treatment system that targets and treats tumours with pinpoint accuracy. The Centre is highly regarded for the excellent care it provides and for its work with major pharmaceutical companies in conducting vital research to support the development of new cancer treatments.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and clinically skilled senior nurse with a strong background in cancer/haematology and chemotherapy to manage our well established Chemotherapy Day Unit at Maidstone Hospital. You will lead the Team to provide expert clinical and supportive care for patients attending the chemotherapy day unit. You will work with the multi-disciplinary teams and the wider teams in supporting patients throughout their treatment pathway, providing individualised, compassionate and informed patient care.

You should possess excellent leadership skills, with an established background in cancer/haematology nursing, be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role.

This post will require you to work essentially core working hours to ensure the service is covered Monday-Friday 9-5 with a degree of flexibility to meet service needs.

If you are applying externally you will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment).  The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 

Interviews: Monday 10th June 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Roz Yates (Cancer Matron) on 07864962367 or Charlotte Wadey (Director of Nursing and Quality for Cancer Services) on 01622 225045.