Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer - Staff Nurse

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
3 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

The Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) with cancer service is recruiting a core team of dedicated staff nurses to care for patients in Area 61, part of Ward D603 the adult oncology ward.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (working in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust) is the designated Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) with cancer in the south west of England. The PTC oversees the delivery of specialist malignant haematology and oncology care along with the provision of emotional, social and practical support to young people diagnosed with cancer between 16 and 24 years.

The TYA Unit Area 61 was funded and developed in partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust. The unit opened in 2014 and provides care, treatment and consultation for TYAs with cancer. It is built over two floors with one floor dedicated to in-patients featuring five en-suite rooms; a social area and a kitchen and dining space, quiet room and a wellbeing room. The other floor is for day patients featuring three treatment 'pods'; three consulting rooms; waiting area and a staff office. The day unit is currently staffed separately.

As an integral part of an award winning existing multi-disciplinary TYA team and led by a TYA ward sister we are recruiting a core team of band 5 registered nurses dedicated to the delivery of age appropriate nursing care being treated for cancer at the PTC. If you're committed to providing age-appropriate, compassionate care to teenagers, young people and their families we'd like to hear from you.

Applicants will need to have acute care experience within either adult cancer care or children & young people's cancer services and demonstrate a keen interest in nursing TYA's with cancer. You will need to possess relevant clinical skills, demonstrate a strong focus on patient and family care and an ability to work well within a multi-professional team. You will also need to be trained in administration of chemotherapy or be close to completing competency training in this area. A good understanding of the specific needs and insight into the wider health care agenda for TYAs with cancer is desirable. Evidence of ongoing professional development and appropriate post qualification studies is desirable along with clinical competencies in intravenous therapy.

If you think you've got what it takes to make a positive contribution to the team and to the care of teenagers and young adults with cancer then we are keen for you to apply. In return we will offer you a programme of training and support to complement and develop your existing expertise to ensure you are competent to fulfill your professional role.

This is an in-patient unit with the expectation for nursing staff to work a rota of weekends and night shifts. Full and part time posts available.

Come and visit our fantastic unit and see for yourself the outstanding service we provide. For further information please contact Amy Dipple TYA Ward Sister or Benjamin Trumper Inpatient Matron.


University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

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