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Band 6
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunnbridge Wells
£26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata
01/03/2018 23:59
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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse

Band 6

MTW is an Acute Hospital Trust, which means that it provides a range of general hospital services from surgery and critical care, to emergency care and cancer services.

We 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.

Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury is located on the Tonbridge Road, North West of Pembury, Close to the A21 trunk Road. 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. The Haematology Oncology Day Unit (HODU) is based at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital; the chemotherapy day unit treats a variety of patient’s receiving chemotherapy and supportive therapies.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and clinically skilled senior nurse with a strong background in haematology/oncology to join our Haemato-Oncology Day Unit team.

You will work as part of the HODU senior nursing team in supporting the unit manager to run an effective and safe unit. HODU treats patients throughout their treatment pathway providing individualised, compassionate and informed care for patients. You must be chemotherapy competent. You must be a highly motivated individual who has a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of Haemato-Oncology and Solid Tumour oncology related issues.

You should be able to combine autonomy with team working and sensitivity and professionalism.

You will be expected to adopt a holistic, pro-active and dynamic approach, being responsible for the delivery of a high standard of care and service to the patients You will be required to inform and educate patients on the prescribed treatment and its side effects and support patients and their carers on all aspects of their care, be they newly diagnosed, or being treated with palliative intent.

We offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ongoing academic and clinical professional development

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:, 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)

Closing Date: Thursday 1st March 2018

Interviews: Friday 9th March 2018

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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 please contact Karen McDonald Unit Manager, Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury on 07702 339121 or Ros Yates Interim Deputy Oncology Matron 01622 225045, it is strongly advised that you arrange an informal visit.


If you have problems applying, contact

01622 228857