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Chemotherapy Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Chemotherapy Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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Dorset County Hospital
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum
21/10/2018 23:59
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Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a full-time band 5 Chemotherapy Nurse to work within the Chemotherapy unit at Dorset County Hospital. The unit cares for patients who have cancer and haematological disease and delivers a wide range of treatments within the hospital setting.  The opening of the new radiotherapy unit at Dorset County Hospital will enable further improvements of the chemotherapy unit for patients.    

Applicants will have recent acute hospital nursing experience as well as a keen interest in cancer and haematology.  Previous experience with chemotherapy is not necessary as full training will be provided.  You will be required to carry out procedures on patients such as chemotherapy administration, cannulation, venepuncture and care of central lines.  The service is hospital based at present but there are plans to provide home based chemotherapy services in the future.

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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

Charlotte Hatton, Chemotherapy Sister or Karen Buckingham, Chemotherapy Sister 01305 254359