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Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse Haematology Day unit and Clinic

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Haematology nurse to join our team at the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) as a Sister/Charge Nurse. The unit is located at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

CCH is a day-case unit which cares for patients with a wide range of haematology disorders. We administer Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) and supporting therapies. We also oversee an ambulatory Stem Cell Transplantation and chemotherapy programme. As well as this, we also manage a busy outpatient clinic and phlebotomy service. The service currently runs Monday -- Friday 8am -- 7pm.

The successful candidate will be motivated and hardworking and will need experience in caring for haematology patients. They should be competent or have experience in cannulation and phlebotomy, the management of central lines and administration of SACT. We will support you through additional training that may be required for the role.

Interview date: Friday 23rd June.

Main duties of the job

As a band 6 Sister/Charge nurse, they will act as a role model for junior team members in the delivery of a consistent high standard of nursing practice. Organise workloads in-line with clinical priorities with the ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team.

Within this role, the successful applicant will demonstrate excellent clinical leadership and communication skills and will be responsible for supporting the unit manager with the co-ordination of the service.

You will be supported in this post by the Unit Manager and team, Matron for Haematology and the Lead Haematology nurse. In return we will offer you excellent learning and developmental opportunities we will support your personal growth through regular personal development planning and our educational strategy.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC register


  • *Health care management / leadership qualification



  • *Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • *Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • *Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • *Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • *Demonstrable ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • oLeadership
  • oTeam Building
  • oManaging resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management / clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • oAudit and research
  • oWorkforce planning / management
  • oNHS policy and political awareness

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • *Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role
  • *Excellent Communication skills /written / verbal / IT
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands
  • *Ability to articulate the principles of safeguarding and mental capacity
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Effective communicator
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • *Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • *Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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