Band 6 Registered Nurse Chemotherapy

Princess Alexandra, Harlow

NHS Professionals in partnership with Princess Alexandra NHS Trust are looking forChemotherapy Nurseto join the bank.


Location – working at Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, Harlow.

Pay rate –Day rate: £22.62

Night/Saturday rate: £29.08

Sunday/Bank Holiday rate: £35.54


Hours & Working Pattern could be Flexible depending on the placement requirements with the working hours available -

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • competitive, weekly pay
  • access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • paid annual leave,
  • statutory maternity pay and paternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • training and development opportunities
  • first option of shifts
  • A flexible way of working


NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS with approximately 100,000 nurses, doctors, administration and clerical and other healthcare professionals signed to its bank. We help our 65 NHS Trust clients implement tactical measures to improve workforce efficiency and productivity as part of an overall workforce strategy.


We are seeking Chemotherapy Nurses who are motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication and team working skills to join our bank with Princess Alexandra NHS Trust.

In order to apply for a post you must have a minimum of 6 months experience in a similar role held within the last 2 years and hold NMC Registered Nurse qualification and a valid PIN.

The post holder should be able:

  • 1. Clinical
    · Deliver a high standard of nursing care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base
    · To have appropriate skills in the care of the Haematology or Oncology patient to include:
    o Insertion of peripheral cannulate
    o Venipuncture
    o Venesection
    o Management of central venous access devices with appropriate advice, teaching, assessment of patients or other health care professionals in the delivery of care
    o Checking and administration of cytotoxic drugs and other supportive treatments
    o Counselling patients offering psychological and physiological support of problems and side effects during treatment and thereafter
    o Administration of blood products
    o Preparing patients and equipment for procedures
    o Monitoring patients for signs of adverse reactions, sensitivity, compatibility of drugs and/ or investigations
    o Order and collate results of blood tests appropriate to management of treatment
    · Undertakes and documents a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical, social and spiritual needs of the patient where appropriate
    · Ensuring patients receive appropriate written information for their investigation, condition, diagnosis
    · Creates and utilises opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care
    · Leads a nursing team to manage a group of patients throughout a shift
    · Undertakes a prime role in the psychological and compassionate care of patients, their relatives and team members in meeting their respective needs
    · Contributes towards effective running of the unit
    · Working within the NMC Guidelines and Trust policies recognising one’s own abilities and limitations
    · Maintains a good standard of communication and interpersonal relationships with the multidisciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives and colleagues

All adverts will make reference that registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.


Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.