Senior Staff Nurse - Oncology/Haematology

Oncology & Haematology

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Are you an experienced & self-motivated registered nurse with significant Oncology/Haematology experience looking to join the existing team in the Dorset Cancer Centre, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust providing high quality care and support to our patients with cancer?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse in our Oncology/Haematology Day Care Ward and Acute Oncology Assessments area. It is essential that the applicant has experience in cancer care, cannulation, venepuncture and the administration of systemic anti-cancer treatments. We are looking for a flexible, motivated registered nurse in a secondment post. It is essential to be organised, and have the ability to manage your own work load.

The post holder must be able to maintain and facilitate a high standard of care for patients and their family or carers, while working with all members of the MDT and supporting the charge nurse. Knowledge of EPR and general computer skills are essential to the role. The post will be full time and will cover a seven day working rota.


    • RGN with post registration experience
    • Previous nursing experience within oncology/ haematology, acute medicine or emergency care and have some palliative care experience
    • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Demonstrate the ability to balance & prioritise a busy workload
    • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Christopher Senior

Job title Charge Nurse

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 2532 / 0300 019 2656

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.

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