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Staff Nurse (Oncology Outpatients)

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
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.

Ideally situated between the Kent coastline and the capital, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area is a great place to live and work. Tunbridge Wells was recently voted one of the top ten places to live in the UK.  

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 and enthusiastic registered nurse to join our well established Oncology Outpatients Team. The post holder will join the existing Team to provide excellent clinical support and care for patients attending the Oncology Outpatient Department. They will work with colleagues within the Cancer Centre and in the wider teams to support patients during their clinic appointments, providing expert clinical care and compassionate, individualised, patient care. They will support the Oncology Outpatients Sister to develop the Service to meet the needs of the patient group and of the Trust.

You should possess excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills and be prepared to professionally develop to meet the needs of the service. You should 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 candidates to work to ensure the service is covered Monday-Friday  08.00 – 18.30. Although this job is based at the Maidstone site it may be necessary on rare occasions to travel to the Pembury site for training/meetings.

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:  To be confirmed

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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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Margaret Thompson, Oncology Outpatient Sister or Deborah Owen, Oncology Outpatient Staff Nurse on 01622 225055.