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Band 6 BMT Co-ordinator - Haematology

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We have exciting opportunities for an experienced haematology nurses to join our cellular therapies team based at the QE hospital in secondment to cover maternity leave within the team.

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive nurse to join our friendly BMT co-ordinator team. You will be part of the team co-ordinating therapies and delivering CNS support to haematology patients receiving allograft transplants. You will work closely with the medical and nursing team delivering pre and post transplant support to patients as well as inpatient support.

Our forward thinking team will support you to develop clinical and management skills required for the role, to develop research and teaching skills, and to attend and present at local and national forums. You'll be welcomed in to the wider haematology team and get to know our CNS and ward teams, supporting junior team members to develop their own skills and knowledge.

If you are interested in developing your cellular therapies and transplant nursing skills in a supportive team we would welcome you to get in touch with for an informal discussion and more information

Main duties of the job

* Facilitating tissue typing of potential related donors and liaising with internal teams to facilitate stem cell collection

* Liaising with external organisations including Anthony Nolan and NHSBT to identify and facilitate stem cell collection of unrelated donors

* Liaising with external colleagues at referring hospitals to ensure clear lines of communication leading up to transplant

* Attending pre-transplant clinics to provide ongoing patient information, education and advice, both face to face and over the telephone

* Attending MDT and ward rounds

* Requesting and collating results from pre-transplant investigations

* Writing transplant protocols and preparing protocol packs for admission

* Supporting patients throughout their inpatient admission

* Supporting patients post-transplant face to face in clinics and over the telephone

* Triage patients telephoning unwell post-transplant

* Arranging ongoing treatments and investigations post-transplant

* Supporting patients and families on palliative pathways and receiving bad news

* Delivering education to junior nurses and AHPs on study days and in practice

* Supporting administration of stem cells and cellular therapies on the inpatient ward

* Working in accordance with JACIE standards at all times

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.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6


  • *Advanced communication course



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant post registration experience within haematology, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • *Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the NMC
  • *To be chemotherapy competent
  • *To be competent in the infusion of cellular therapy products


  • *Care of patients receiving palliative diagnosis/ treatments and bad news
  • *Experience of telephone triage
  • *Understanding and knowledge of relevant clinical trials
  • *Knowledge of JACIE standards
  • *Knowledge of Human Tissue Authority

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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