18 month employment contract and part time academic programme


Successful applications will be employed as a Band 5 Staff Nurse

Start date

1st October 2019.

Who is it for?

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

About the programme

This is both an amazing clinical and academic opportunity,  gaining experience at one of the world’s leading cancer centres while studying at The Royal Marsden School.

During this programme you will work as a band 5 Staff Nurse in a number of clinical units, on both our Chelsea and Sutton sites, whilst studying either for a Post Graduate Certificate, BSc (Hons) or Graduate Diploma in Cancer Practice (courses are validated by the University of East Anglia and are taught on our Chelsea site).  Funding for your studies will be paid by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. You will also receive study leave to attend classes. 

As part of the programme you will gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, learning to care for cancer patients receiving interventions such as diagnosis and assessment, surgery, radiotherapy, Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), symptom control, and clinical trials in both inpatient and daycare environments.    

Whatever your future career goals, the Rotation Course  provides an opportunity to gain invaluable clinical experience, (and potential leadership awareness and  experience) and a prestigious academic qualification from a world recognised cancer centre. The Trust’s highly experienced clinical, management, and academic staff will support you throughout the programme.      

What we require from you is one-year post registration experience in the acute care setting, with demonstration of some experience caring for patients with cancer, and commitment and motivation.    Please see the Job Specification for additional essential and desirable experience and attributes.      

For an informal discussion, please contact Gary Etchell, Rotation Administration Lead on 020 7808 2910.            

If you are interested in this opportunity you are strongly advised to apply for this post as soon as possible. This advertisement will close on 11th July 2019 with interviews taking place on Friday 26th July 2019.

Sarah Barwell, Ward Sister who completed the Nurse Rotation Course and gained her BSc said:

"I gained skills in chemotherapy, head and neck skills, cannulation, port accessing and being in charge of a shift whilst also completing a BSc in Cancer Care. I don’t believe I would be in the position I am in now as ward manager if I hadn’t done the rotation.  I really enjoyed the rotation, I formed good relationships with a variety of health care professionals within the hospital which then helped me to progress in my career”.

Register your interest

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