Macmillan Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Lead Nurse

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Band 8A Macmillan Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Lead Nurse

The Berkshire Cancer Center (BCC) is looking for an experienced Chemotherapy/Systemic Anticancer Therapy (SACT) nurse leader.

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has SACT units at 3 sites, a hub at the Royal Berkshire hospital and spoke units at Bracknell Health space and West Berkshire community hospital.

A full range of SACT including chemotherapy and immunotherapy are delivered across the treatment units, an inpatient heamato-oncology ward, and other designated areas within the Trust.

The successful applicant will work with a motivated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team to identify and lead on projects within SACT services. These projects cross a variety of specialties, and will improve clinical outcomes for patients.

You will work closely with stakeholders across the Trust and the local Cancer Alliance to lead on strategic nursing development and implementation of a high quality, safe and effective systemic anti-cancer therapy service.An advanced working knowledge of SACT and cytotoxic therapies in Oncology is therefore essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and conscientious team player who is able to prioritise workloads, and use their own initiative to engage with a wide range of clinical and non-clinical colleagues to develop an equitable, standardised high quality chemotherapy service.

You will have the opportunity to lead a highly-competent, professional, proactive team of nurses and administrative staff to develop services across the 3 sites as well as developing personal expert clinical skills in SACT.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Diversity is what makes us interesting... Inclusion is what will make us outstanding.

Inequality exists and the journey to eliminate it is not easy. Every step we take will be a purposeful step forward to deliver a truly inclusive culture where all our people are enabled to deliver outstanding care, where background is no barrier, and where everyone can be their authentic self and we truly represent our patient community.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Date posted

11 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6355979PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description an Person Specification for further details of the role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description an Person Specification for further details of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Experience

Essential

  • Masters in specialist area or able to demonstrate competence at equivalent level (at least 3 years)
  • Post registration qualification in Oncology/Haematology
  • Recognised Certificate/Training in the Administration of SACT at level 6 or above
  • Recent clinical experience at band 7 within specialty

Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Advanced Communication skills

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of Leadership and Management
  • Demonstrates a desire to explore new ways of delivering services

Desirable

  • Experience of successful Change Management
Person Specification

Qualifications/Experience

Essential

  • Masters in specialist area or able to demonstrate competence at equivalent level (at least 3 years)
  • Post registration qualification in Oncology/Haematology
  • Recognised Certificate/Training in the Administration of SACT at level 6 or above
  • Recent clinical experience at band 7 within specialty

Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Advanced Communication skills

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of Leadership and Management
  • Demonstrates a desire to explore new ways of delivering services

Desirable

  • Experience of successful Change Management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Matron Oncology

Lenon Mashingaidze

lenon.mashingaidze@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183227360

Date posted

11 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6355979PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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