Staff Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join the team on CHOC (Combined Haematology Oncology Center at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).


The successful applicant will join a highly skilled specialist team that offer treatments including SACT (Systemic Anti Cancer Therapies) and supportive therapies to Oncology and Haematology patients.  CHOC is the regional cancer center and provides specialist care for many Oncology and Haematology patients.  Procedures such as Apheresis, bone marrow biopsies and Venesections take place on the unit as well as NG insertions, CVAD insertion and IT chemotherapy administration.  CHOC supports patients by administering therapies within the hospital setting as well as providing an outreach service to treat patients closer to home. 

This service takes place at two sites, Lymington hospital and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, with scope to develop this service further.  You will become a highly skilled professional with multiple opportunities for career development from ANP, CNS and managerial roles.  You will have the opportunity to rotate around cancer care to understand the nursing requirements for oncology and haematology patients.  The unit comprises At full capacity the unit will see over 100 patients a day.  The unit comprises of 22 treating spaces 3 side rooms, an Apheresis bay of 4 beds and a TYA bay of 4 chairs.  Due to the current pandemic CHOC is located at the Spire Hospital across the road from UHS.  Our service operates 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Saturday and a blood taking service on Sunday 8am-4pm.  


  • You will provide ongoing care for Haematology and Oncology patients
  • Participate in individual care needs of patients and develop appropriate care plans to implement and evaluate
  • Monitor patient care and interventions appropriately
  • Recognise deterioration in patients’ condition at an early stage, (including neutropenic patients) Refer to the senior nurse and medical team appropriately
  • You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills in cancer nursing
  • IV skills including cannulation and phlebotomy
  • You will be able to administer SACT and supportive therapies to Haematology and Oncology patients.
  • You will be able to deliver Chemotherapy closer to patient’s homes in our outreach services.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn specialised skills such as Apheresis, Venesection and support bone marrow procedures.


You will be a pro-active team player wishing to pursue and develop a career in Haematology and Oncology.  You would ideally have some experience of working within oncology and delivery of SACT, however this is not essential and full training will be provided. We are seeking to maintain and expand CHOC staff as we move to an exciting new future. We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience that CHOC already delivers.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our Live Well and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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7 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
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Healthcare and Medical
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