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Lead Nurse for Paeds Oncology, Band 7

Band 7

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Lead Nurse for Paeds Oncology
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Gloucestershire Royal
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
18/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join us as a Band 7  Lead Nurse for Paediatric Oncology/Haematology

To have lead nursing responsibility for specialist evidence-based nursing service for children and adolescents with oncological /haematological conditions and their families/carers: both in hospital settings and the community.

Provide skilled professional leadership and the development of practice through research, practice evaluation, teaching and support of professional and voluntary sector colleagues

 As an autonomous practitioner provide expert clinical practice to children, adolescents and their families in the community ensuring a seamless service.

Provide direct care both in the community and on the Emily Kent Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital

Provide needs led palliative, end of life and bereavement care to children, adolescents and their families

Working in partnership with children and their families to complete a holistic need led assessment of care.

Broad working knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a well organised, efficient team member with excellent managerial skills to lead the team using their specialist knowledge and expertise, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritise workload effectively in a busy environment, and lead the team to ensure the needs of the service are met.

Have the ability to lead the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, guidelines and care pathways in accordance with clinical governance within Paediatric Oncology/Haematology.

Contribute to other departments in education and other health and social care agencies or providers e.g., schools, respite/palliative care facilities and the Community Nursing Team.

Act as a resource providing expertise in paediatric oncology nursing at local, regional and national level. Also represent the service at Network and National forums.

Facilitate education programme for nursing and other health care and education colleagues

Engages in Clinical Governance initiatives

Lead and promote patient and family engagement

Support the care of the children and Families within the Emily Kent Unit/Ward and in the Community

Working for our organisation

We are an experienced friendly team, consisting of Consultants, Specialist Nurses Support Worker and the staff on the Paediatric ward /Emily Kent Unit. We are conscientious, professional and hard-working with a passion for quality of care for all the children and families in our service.

An annual personal development review to support your career aspirations.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a responsible role and you will be expected to use your own initiative, make decisions and deal sensitively with other team members, patients, their families and the wider multidisciplinary team.

Please see attached job description for further information

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (Child) with current NMC registration
  • BSc (Hons) in nursing related subject
  • Post-registration oncology speciality qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experienced oncology nurse with post registration oncology qualification
  • Post registration-teaching experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development, including clinical competencies
  • Management and Leadership experience
Desirable criteria
  • Community experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Act as a role model and lead by example to ensure the Trust’s values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.
  • Up to date with professional issues that influence paediatric oncology nursing, relating to practice, management, education and research.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence showcasing contributions to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to paediatric oncology

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Harrison
Job title
Lead Nurse Paed Oncology/Haematology
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 8484