Current vacancies at the Trust

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Patient Blood Management Anaemia

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£38,035 - £48,256 pa inc of HCA
09/07/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

We are seeking an experienced clinician to take on an exciting new position as an anaemia nurse specialist within the Haematology Service.

You will play a key role in promoting the Trust’s Patient Blood Management strategy including single unit transfusions, optimising patients’ Hb and helping to reduce the waste of valuable blood and blood products.

One of the most important elements of the role will be to develop and implement bespoke anaemia pathways for surgical and non-surgical patients. You will have the opportunity to set up nurse led anaemia clinics using your patient assessment skills and liaising and advising colleagues on their clinical management. Having nurse prescribing ability would be an advantage but if you have not undertaken this programme, we will support you to do so.

You will also positively contribute to patient education and lifestyle guidance and provide specialist support and advice to clinical staff. You will be welcomed into a well-established, dedicated and highly motivated team of haematologists, nurses and allied health professionals including an outstanding laboratory team. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Trust wide nursing leadership agenda, in pursuit of achieving excellence in practice.

The key objectives of this post are to:

• Develop and manage bespoke pre-operative anaemia pathways and an anaemia pathway for non surgical patient utilizing intra-venous iron or oral iron tablets.
• Set up a dedicated anaemia clinic
• Train to be a non medical blood authoriser
• Develop a Trust network of nurse blood authorisers
• Promote best transfusion practice e.g. single unit transfusion, restrictive transfusion practice
• Feedback to clinical teams regarding inappropriate use of blood according to electronic orders and future Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
• Immune Thrombocytopaenia (ITP) lead nurse

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Please contact Dr Sue Robinson, Consultant Haematologist on 07956416018 or Rachel Hill Head of Nursing on 07796937381, Matron Nicky Clack 07825733652 to arrange an informal visit and answer any questions you may have.

Interviews will be held on 27th July 2017 between 2-5pm.

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.