Staff Nurse: Visa Sponsorship

Cancer Services at the Royal Sussex County Hospital are proud to offer an exciting opportunity for Band 5 staff nurses to apply for our Part time position in Sussex Cancer Centre . This position is an option for both newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses who wish to gain knowledge, understanding and progress within the specialised field of Oncology nursing in a large tertiary centre. This position will consist of working on the SACT unit at Sussex Cancer Centre and also the SACT unit at Hurstwood park PRH.

In this position, you will have a supernumerary period to orientate you to the location and a personal development plan, mentor and practice educators to help support and guide you. We will assist you in the completion of the UKONS Systemic Anti-Cancer Passport and mentorship course.

You will be working in our SACT Day Unit’s, where you will be taking part in the administration of SACT, learning about Oncology malignancies and non-malignancies, their specific treatments and care. You will nurse Oncology patients to include symptom management, and administration of SACT.

You will spend time with other cancer specialist services include Clinical Nurse Specialists, ANPs and the Acute Oncology Team.

The staff nurse is a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing skilled care and advice to cancer patients and their families/partners/friends in the outpatient setting.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 5 nurse who strives for high standards of patient care to join our team of highly professional cancer nurses.

The SACT unit at Sussex Cancer Centre consists of 16 chairs nursing Oncology patients and HWP consisting of 6 chairs nursing Haematology-Oncology patients.

You will need to have:
Nursing registration

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

A strong interest in Cancer and Haematology speciality

Some hospital experience desirable but not essential.

If you would like to work with us in developing cancer services for Sussex, then please contact us for further details and to arrange an informal visit. Tel: 01273 696955. Ext 67783/63583

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require Tier 2 sponsorship please apply for our Internationally Qualified Nurse Advert.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it – because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.


Regularly interact with patients/carers/relatives and all identified on list of key working relationships.

Regularly interact and communicate with patients/carers who have diverse limitations in their ability to communicate, ranging from physical, emotional and cultural.

Provide highly complex information to patients/carers about all aspects of the cancer disease process (diagnosis, prognosis, symptom management and when treatment fails).

Provide highly complex information to patients/carers about all aspects of treatment (SACT, radiotherapy, venous access devices, side effects management). Using the highest level of communication and interpersonal skills and ensuring that the information is in an easily understood language.

Demonstrate highly developed communication skills.

Be skilled at providing reassurance and support.

Be skilled at emphasising and communicating bad news with sensitivity.

Be skilled in discussing difficult decisions for example terminating treatment and end-of-life issues.

Identify the patient and carers coping mechanisms, being aware of individual strategies adopted. Encourage the individual to explore positive ways of coping accessing counselling and complementary therapy services as appropriate.

Ensure that clinical and managerial records/documentation are maintained accurately and in accordance with current guidelines (written and computer data base records).

Input and maintain accurate information about patient’s diagnosis and chemotherapy treatments onto Chemo Care.

Service Delivery and Improvement

Contribute to the development of the profession within the Trust, participating in projects.

Use the Patient First program to review and improve services

Involvement in service improvements

— Please see Job Description & Person Specs —

To apply, please click here

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx