Chemotherapy Nurse | Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Feb-23

Closing Date: 29-Mar-23

Location: Dorchester, DT1 2JY

Salary: Not specified

Chemotherapy Nurse | Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Have you ever thought about a change in career and work somewhere new? Due to the expansion of the chemotherapy service, an exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 Band 5 Staff Nurses to join the Chemotherapy team at Dorset County Hospital.

Currently Chemotherapy is delivered on site and we have extended this service into the community setting. You would be part of a dynamic, friendly team with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and education in this rewarding oncology setting.

The candidate ideally must be Chemotherapy trainedwith a genuine interest in caring for patients with cancer. You should have a sound knowledge base of oncology and/or haemato-oncology and this will ideally be underpinned by an appropriate academic qualification. However, candidates who demonstrate a true interest in the specialty are encouraged to apply and full training will be given.

You must possess excellent communication skills and will ideally be competent at venepuncture and cannulation although this is not essential. Qualifications and experience in administering chemotherapy would be advantageous to the applicant but training can be given to meet this need.

The Chemotherapy service is led by a Senior Sister who is supported by her deputy. We work closely with the Systemic Anti- Cancer Treatment Clinical Nurse Specialist and her community team to provide an extended service. The oncology and haematology service consists of specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist who work closely with the Consultants and the Chemotherapy Nurses.

As a trust we are support a number of overseas applicants into UK based roles.

If you are currently in the NMC UK registration process, and have completed your ILETS and CBT please contact our recruitment team ( rather than completing an application.

Unfortunately if you are in the very early stages of your application we are unable to recruit you at this time, but if you are happy share details with our recruitment partner please email

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

This advert closes on Sunday 2 Apr 2023

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