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Acute Oncology Nurse B6 progessing to B7

Job Description

With comments from Staff, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in the Health Service Journal Top 100 best healthcare organisations in the country to work. In its citation for the Trust, the Assessors said of the Trust: “There is an open and honest feel at Salisbury Foundation Trust and a genuine desire to give good quality care throughout all levels and departments of the organisation.'

We are a well established acute Trust with a track record of high performance and provide a broad range of services for the populations served by Wiltshire, Dorset and West Hampshire CCGs, alongside highly regarded specialist services with excellent clinical networks both locally and nationally. We have about 470 beds and employ just under 4,000 staff.

We offer excellent staff benefits including an on site day nursery and holiday playscheme, an on site staff club with 2 indoor heated swimming pools and a fully equipped gym and squash court. We have a state of the art education centre and library and can offer staff accommodation.

Situated in the south of Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Salisbury Plain and the New Forest. Salisbury is supported by good transport links, particularly to London and the West Country. In addition it offers a rich mix of entertainment and activities and is well known for its art and culture.

The Cancer strategy at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust strives to provide high quality services, where the patients experience is as important as their clinical care. The Acute Oncology service in Salisbury aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care and health outcomes for patients with malignant oncological and haematological conditions. This is achieved through timely access to Oncology and haematology review, diagnostic services, tumour site MDT’s and cross cutting MDT’s.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated person to provide high quality specialist nursing in our acute oncology service (AOS).The post-holder will provide a specialist nursing service across our trust, linking with primary care and multidisciplinary teams. The Acute Oncology Team consists of 2 Acute Oncology Nurses (12 wte), a specialist registrar and a designated Clinical Oncologist. The role will involve working autonomously supported by a Matron for Cancer services and the Lead Chemotherapy nurse. Collaborative working with all members of the extended multidisciplinary team including; emergency department, medical and surgical consultants, research teams, specialist palliative care and ward nursing teams. You will develop effective professional relationships liaising closely with colleagues in the primary, voluntary and acute sectors to deliver seamless, holistic needs based service.

You will be expected to play an active role in enhancing patient experience, assuring clinical governance, peer review and audit.

Ideally we are looking for an experienced nurse with experience in Oncology, Haematology or Cancer care. Note: Applications from nurses with acute medical experience will be considered as we recognize that core skills and experience can be developed to suit the post. A degree in Nursing or a health related subject is desirable.

The post is 30 hours per week over 4 days – Band 6 progressing to band 7 on successful completion of Masters level non-medical prescribing course, History taking course or Nurse practitioner degree.

If you would like to discuss this post please contact Claire Smith, Matron for Cancer services on  ( Phone number removed )  ex 3524 or 3106, or by email ( Email address removed )

We welcome all enquiries.

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