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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
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Job summary

If youre looking for an exciting new challenge then why not come and join the Stem Cell Transplant/Apheresis Outpatient Team. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated new staff member to join our busy, friendly specialist team to make a difference to the lives of our patients and families. Our department is one of a kind in the UK; this role offers an excellent mix of developing clinical expertise and case load management.

We require a paediatric nurse with experience in caring for children, young people and families within Haematology, Oncology or Critical care.

Main duties of the job

Experience in extra-corporeal procedures or other invasive technologies will be considered.

You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in extra-corporeal photopheresis (ECP), and other Apheresis (PBSC) procedures. Preparing and supporting patients and families through the stem cell transplant process is a key part of the role.

We have a supportive team and offer continuing professional development. If this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, we look forward to hearing from you.


Angela Burns

Phone 0121 333 8677 or 9277

Mobile 07767273740

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About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Professional/Managerial and Specialist Knowledge


  • Competent in extended roles within scope of professional practice relevant to the clinical area
  • Computer literate


  • Ability to develop protocols and policies
  • Experience in writing protocols,SOP,s
  • Competent user of optia/therakos machines



  • RSCN or RN Child minimum 2 years qualified
  • Mentors &Assessors Course or equivalent or teaching qualifications


  • SCT Course
  • HDU Course
  • Management Matters
  • Advanced communication course
  • Child and young person cancer care course



  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a small team
  • Willingness to undertake training in photopheresis/apheresis procedures
  • Clinical experience and competency, relevant to specialty
  • Proven ability to manage own work load
  • Child protection trainind and mandatory training
  • Knowledge and understanding of current nursing policy and practice issues
  • Awareness of JACIE/HTA


  • Experience in photopheresis
  • Experience in apheresis
  • Qualification in safeguarding children

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Works well with in a small team
  • Ability to manage own workload

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Well organized and able to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work in a challenging and busy environment whilst meeting set deadlines
  • Flexible to meet the service

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