18 month employment contract and part time academic programme
Successful applications will be employed as a Band 5 Staff Nurse
October and April intakes
Qualified Nurses who wish to work at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and further their education and professional development within the specialty of Cancer Care
During the 18 month programme you will undertake three placements of six months each, within different clinical areas across the Chelsea and Sutton branches of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. You will also complete an academic qualification in Cancer Care delivered by The Royal Marsden School and validated by the University of East Anglia. This will be at either level 6 (undergraduate) or level 7 (postgraduate), depending on previous academic qualifications.
You will gain valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings, learning to care for cancer patients undergoing treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy and Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT). You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the development of new treatments and clinical trials.
Alongside your clinical placements you will complete the taught element of your academic programme, which will provide you with the essential knowledge to underpin your clinical practice.
Throughout the programme you will be supported by a range of clinical and academic staff to ensure that you gain maximum learning and development opportunities. Working within a variety of clinical settings, within a leading cancer centre during your programme, will equip you with the knowledge and experience of caring for patients undergoing a range of cancer treatments, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as many new treatments and clinical trials. You will be encouraged to follow individuals through different stages of their cancer journey from diagnosis to surviving cancer or end of life care.
This breadth of cancer experience, working alongside experts in the field of cancer care, will prove invaluable in your future cancer nursing career.