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Deputy Sister

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inc HCA
22/01/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Are you passionate about a career in cancer care or end of life care?
Do you strive to challenge yourself both clinically and professionally?
Do you advocate for patients and relatives and approach difficult conversations head on?

If so, we want you to join us!

We are looking for experienced nurses to join our senior team of nurses and help us continue in leading the way in individualised cancer care for our inpatients.

Hedley Atkins ward is a 24 bedded Oncology ward caring for people with cancer both undergoing active treatment such as chemotherapy/radiotherapy, as well as those coming towards the end of their cancer journey.

Excellent communication skills are required along with an ability to manage a caseload of patients in a proactive way; you will be expected to be flexible and well organised in your approach to your work. Our band 6 Deputy Sisters are expected to co-ordinate the workload of the unit, supporting staff and deputising for the Ward Manager in their absence. A qualification in mentorship is essential in this role as you will be expected to support, teach and mentor junior staff, students and nursing assistants, enabling them to develop their knowledge and skills. You will also lead a team of nurses, taking responsibility for their training and education, Professional Development Reviews and leading on HR processes or procedures as required.
You will gain experience in the following:
-chemotherapy, radiotherapy and adjuvent therapies
-palliative care and symptom control
-end of life care
-caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer
-complex communication skills such as breaking bad news
-managerial skills such as complaint management, root cause analysis and day to day management of the ward.

We are an energetic team who love to go the extra mile for our patients and colleagues. If the above excites you, we would love to hear from you

Closing Date 22nd January 2018

Interview Date 30th January 2018


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Applicant requirements

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 details / informal visits contact:

Informal visits are highly recommended.
Please contact Lucy Burt, Deputy Sister on email: or Louise Farrow, Oncology Matron on email:

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.