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Gordon Smith Ward
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
33,660-£43,307 pa inc HCAS
28/09/2018 23:59
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Senior staff nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.


Gordon Smith Ward is a 12 bedded haematology and oncology ward caring for patients with malignant and non-malignant diseases. St Georges Hospital offers a wide range of specialist services including including psychological support services and bone marrow transplant.

We aim to provide a service which is tailored to the individuals needs’ as well as ensuring our staff are supported through regular clinical supervision time, education programs and on-going professional development. Both our patient and education services are linked to the Royal Marsden Foundation Trust Hospitals located in Sutton and Chelsea. We are committed to providing opportunities to pursue further education pathways including BSc and MSc in haematology and oncology.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our team and we are looking to recruit a Senior Staff nurse who is driven and innovative, with a strong passion in Haematology and Oncological nursing. The successful applicant should have a recognised chemotherapy qualification, with 2 years post qualification experience with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in cancer care. We require someone who has leadership qualities and good organisation skills, who is motivated to support the senior sister, acting as a role model for junior members of staff. You will be expected to coordinate the ward when required and be involved in audits, taking the lead when instructed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Senior Sister Angela Okena on 0208 725 5897. We look forward to welcoming you to St Georges.

If you have problems applying, contact

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