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Band 7 Childrens Sickle Cell & Thallasemia Nurse Specialist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Our children's team provide acute care across a range of clinical specialties including but not limited to oncology haematology respiratory diabetes, endocrine neurology and day surgery These services are supported by clinical nurse specialists. We also provide a children's community nursing team We are continuing to grow and develop our children's services and teams, and this is led by our Director of Nursing for Child Health, our Lead Nurse and our matrons across children's and Neonatal ServicesWe are looking for an outstanding Registered Children's Nurse who embodies our Trust PRIDE Values to come and work alongside our Paediatric Haemoglobinopathy team as a Clinical Nurse Specilaist. The candidate will work to further develop the service with haemoglobin disorders, providing clinical advice and as a care co-ordinator for children and young people affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassemia attending Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT) In addition, the post holder will provide education and consultation widely to professional colleagues at BHRUT and the boroughs it serves. The overall aim of this post is to promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research, development, and innovation.It will be essential to work across the community and the hospital setting to improve standards and equity of care whilst promoting an integrated care pathway, suitable discharge planning and improving patient outcomes

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for delivering a high level of nursing care and have

a holistic approach to children, young people and their families who have a diagnosis

of sickle-cell anaemia and thalassaemia.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • RCN 3 years experience (1 year at least B6).


  • Teaching / assessing qualification.

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Experience in caring for Children and your People with Sickle Cell and Thalasemia.


  • Previous experience as Specialist Nurse.
  • Experience managing staff.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


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