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Charge Nurse/Sister

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
The Royal Marsden
£38,890 - £44,503 pa inclusive
Salary period
24/10/2021 23:59

Intensive care Sister/Charge Nurse Band 7

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Sister/Charge Nurse to lead and manage our team of staff in the Critical Care Unit. This is a great opportunity to play a major role in taking nursing forward for patients and their families at a critical stage of their cancer experience.

You will have a post-registration qualification in Critical Care, sufficient recent critical care experience, be confident and competent in coordinating shifts in the intensive care setting. Oncology experience is desirable but not essential as we provide access to oncology courses.  

The  Critical Care Unit (CCU) at The Royal Marsden, Chelsea, facilitates the provision of exceptional treatment and care to patients throughout critical phases of their cancer journey and received an outstanding rating from the CQC.  The 16 bed Critical Care Unit facility dedicated entirely to the cancer patients in the UK and boasts some of the best survival rates for critically ill haemato- oncology patients in Europe.

At the heart of everything we do within highly technical area is the patient, often immediately post major complex cancer surgery under a range of specialities, or experiencing acute complications of their cancer treatment

 Here are a few reasons you should join us:

• We’re outstanding! – The CQC has rated the Royal Marsden at “Outstanding”.
• Our quality of care – we have an overall patient experience rating of 9/10, the highest score for any Trust (Care Quality Commission Inpatient Survey 2015).
• Our commitment to our nurses – we provide our nurses with the training, support and staffing levels that enable them to provide the best care to patients.
• Our breadth of nursing roles – our nurses work across all aspects of nursing, including general oncology, critical care, theatres, ambulatory care, paediatrics, haematology, private care and in the community.
• Out international leadership – from establishing the first worldwide Clinical Nurse Specialist roles to the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures – the go-to reference for nurses worldwide – The Royal Marsden has been at the forefront of innovation in nursing for decades.
• Aware Winner – The Royal Marsden has recently won “Best UK employer of the year” at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit Awards.
• Development opportunities – we offer a broad range of learning and development opportunities including MSc in leadership, access to our leading education specialists at The Royal Marsden School as well as being affiliated to Kingston and St Georges London University.
• Reward & Benefits – generous staff benefits and rewards programmes, such as season ticket loan, cycle to work and car lease schemes, discounted gym membership, weekly yoga and fitness sessions, massage, osteopathy and many more.

For further details/informal visits contact: Margaret Pietrzyk, CCU Matron, email

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Margaret Pietrzyk
Job title
CCU Matron
Email address

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Support Team
01629 690825