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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Velindre Cancer Centre
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Velindre Cancer Centre Main Outpatients
Whitchurch, Cardiff
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Clinical Sister

Band 6

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC), which is a committed equal opportunities employer. VCC welcomes applications from people who share our vision;


Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research.


our values;

  • BE Accountable
  • BE Bold
  • BE Caring
  • BE Dynamic

& who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in an organisation with the ambition to provide world class services & care to our patients.


VCC is an amazing place to work & develop your career. It is undertaking a 5 year transformation programme which will enable cancer services to meet the future needs of our patients across South East Wales. Not only will programme see VCC moving into a new purpose built cancer hospital, it will provide opportunities for patients to receive treatments closer to their homes. The infrastructure changes will offer our employees opportunities to work across a number of sites, in new and different ways, create development opportunities & increase flexible working practices.


VCC provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.


For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss it with you.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.


Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


Job overview


  • Responsible for the clinical leadership within Outpatients and Phlebotomy.
  • Act as designated person in charge supervising all staff and their workload.
  • Responsible to ensure the fundamentals of care are the basis of all care delivery.
  • Responsible for the supervision and clinical skills assessment of competency of clinical staff and students.
  • Participate and lead projects to improve patient care, service improvement, 1000 lives plus, Transforming Cancer Services and patient safety.
  • Ensure that environment cleanliness standards are maintained in the Outpatients and promote effective infection prevention and control, ensure all relevant policies are adhered to.
  • Day to day management of clinic space and staff resources.
  • Deputize for OPD nurse manager to attend TCS meetings, Health and Safety, Patient Dignity meetings, and senior nurse meetings.

Main duties of the job

  • Provides complex Oncology treatment information regarding diagnosis, prognosis, complication and further management.
  • Builds a good relationship with the patient and their family.
  • Works within the multi-disciplinary team in site specific team (SST) clinics, offering advice and support to healthcare professionals both internally and externally.
  • Ensures that patients are signposted to appropriate supportive services both within and external to VCC and relevant information is communicated to these services with the patients consent.
  • Advanced communication skills required to support breaking bad news and the communication of complex information.
  • Will be required to organize and chair regular staff meetings and report to clinical staff any information regarding service and development.
  • Comprehensive assessment skills incorporating history taking – assessing acute unwell Oncology patients and liaising with AOS patient assessment team.
  • Involved in local clinical audits and research projects, and is able to interpret and implement the evidence within the clinical environment.
  • Will be involved with clinical incident investigation and reporting – DATIX.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Here at Velindre University NHS Trust we are extremely proud of the specialist services we provide across the whole of Wales in our cutting-edge Velindre Cancer Centre and our award-winning Welsh Blood Service, as well as the expertise of our corporate functions that bring the two divisions together. We are also fortunate to host the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Health Technology Wales and have developed strong partnership working with these expert services. 

Formed in 1999, the Trust has a dedicated workforce that continuously strives to provide the key principles of prudent healthcare through a wide array of roles. We play a vital role in the communities we support and have ambitious plans for the future to continue to improve the services we deliver. We strive to maintain our core values in everything we do by being; accountable, bold, caring and dynamic, and ensuring the best possible care for our patients and donors.

If you want to work for an organisation that prides itself on making a real difference and offers exciting career opportunities then Velindre University NHS Trust is the place for you.

Visit our website to find out more

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registered General Nurse
  • Degree in Oncology or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • MSc or a willingness to obtain one
  • Diploma in Management


Essential criteria
  • Oncology experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of change management agent

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate advanced level of communication skills.
  • Demonstrate competent advanced clinical skills.
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills including Canisc

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoStop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity Champion

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jeanette Miller
Job title
Outpatient Nurse Manager
Email address
Telephone number
02920 615888
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