Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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SACT Specialist Nurse in Day Treatment Unit (DTU)

Band 6

Main area
Cancer & Haematology DTU
Band 6
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
27/03/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


The Cancer & Haematology Day Treatment Unit (DTU) cares for patients with cancer and benign haematological disorders, requiring a wide range of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies, (SACT - which includes classic chemotherapy and newer novel agents, e.g. immunotherapies, gene therapy).  This busy unit is expanding and we are looking for SACT Specialist Nurses who are dynamic, experienced and innovative to complement the team in achieving the best care for our patients and the safe administration of SACT. The unit is open Monday – Friday: 8am-7pm and Saturday: 8am-4pm.


The post-holder would:

·         be part of our multi-disciplinary team (MDT), in ensuring patients attending DTU are cared to the highest possible standard,

·         assist the DTU nurse managers in optimising use of resources and assume responsibility in their absence

·         take the lead in specific projects of the DTU service (which will be agreed with DTU managers)


The applicant should be experienced in the administration of SACT, able to communicate sensitively & effectively with patients, their carers and all members of the MDT and be an excellent team player. A full induction and training will be provided. The role is supervised and clearly linked to competencies that require completion within a pre-arranged time frame.


Closing date: 27th March 2019

Interview date: 10th April 2019


Informal visits are welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact the DTU Sisters:

Jane Burke (Skelly), 01865 235577 jane.skelly@ouh.nhs.uk

Liz Mellish, 01865 235576 liz.mellish@ouh.nhs.uk



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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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