Haematology Day Unit - Ward Manager

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you fancy change and an excellent opportunity?

Haemoglobinopathy adult day unit nurse sought out to join our busy sickle cell and thalassaemia nursing team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a 37.5 hours per week job which entails day care patient management, Blood Transfusion, Automated Exchange Transfusion, Sickle Cell pain management, venesection and medication management.

This post will suit an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated nurse with experience in caring for clients with blood disorder, clinical haematology, Accident and Emergency background and or critical care. This is the job for someone who fancies a challenge. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the above conditions and must also be willing to learn or expand their expertise in this area.

Support can be given for further development and career progression. We are essentially looking a nurse who has excellent communication skills and enjoys working as part of a small team. The successful applicant must have experience in working in haematology or accident and emergency or critical care must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience for caring for clients with blood disorders, nursing quality and clinical audit/clinical governance.

Clearly this is not an opportunity to miss.

Main duties of the job

To provide nursing leadership in coordination of care across inpatient, emergency and day care services and clinical leadership and practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision making on the, day unit and in clinics.

To review and lead the implementation of individual care plans of patients in the red cell haematology day unit and support the emergency care and inpatient settings and engage, help develop competency packages for each patient pathway and ensure all relevant staff members on the day unit are trained and assessed as competent.

To provide support to the on-going development of multidisciplinary team working in collaboration with the apheresis clinical nurses, red cell team and the wider clinical haematology nursing team, as well as other nursing colleagues on wards and in emergency care.

You will work as a highly specialised member of the haemoglobinopathy team to assist in enabling the patients to live as a productive member of society and reducing protracted inpatient stays.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As an experienced nurse the postholder will co-ordinate activities on the department ensuring effective communication is always maintained, providing support to nurses within the department. They will play a key role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • Clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidence-based practice. Provide clinical leadership and direction to nursing team. Act as a role model for all nursing staff within the unit by always promoting professional practice.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and colleagues ensuring an individualized and equitable approach to all. Excellent communication is fundamental to the role to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information, and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the health care team.
  • To work collaboratively with the Haemoglobinopathy team to establish clear roles and responsibilities for the management of the Day Unit.
  • Provide expert clinical advice, support and guidance for patients, carers and allied healthcare professionals involved in providing care for patients with sickle cell disease or Thalassaemia syndromes including of the screening program.
  • Offer timely and appropriate interventions where appropriate and escalate as required.
  • Provide specialist nursing guidance and teaching in all areas when required in sickle cell and Thalassaemia contribute to training programmes development for the department and ensure that all nursing staff are competent.
  • Support the lead Nurse in the management of the unit and ensure that all clinics are planned and organized, interpreting results for screening, smooth operations of all activities such as, Blood transfusions, Pain management, complex medication, infusion, venesections, etc. and taking appropriate action when required and feeding back in MDT meetings and reviews.
  • Liaise with local support services and external agencies to support patients in their day-to-day living.
  • Work in close collaboration with other specialist teams to support early referral and good communication to ensure seamless effective care for individual patients.
  • Attend local and regional meetings to share good practice and keep informed of changes to practice and national standards and targets.
  • Ensure that appropriate, consistent information is available for patients, relatives, staff, and visitors and that this is reviewed, updated, and promoted.
  • Promote good clinical practice in line with evidence-based guidelines and policies.

  • The post holder may be required to act up into another senior nurse role within the haemoglobinopathies department to support and guide and lead by example.

    Person Specification

    Education and qualifications


    • oFirst level Registered nurse or midwife (with the NMC)
    • oRelevant educational/ training qualification/certificate/experience
    • oMentorship Course


    • oBSc or Masters level education or working towards it
    • oQualified non-medical prescriber

    Skills and abilities


    • oLeadership and initiative skills
    • oExcellent cross disciplinary/interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative multidisciplinary working relationships
    • oAdvanced organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development & meet deadlines
    • oDemonstrate an ability to integrate nursing knowledge and skills with the clinical aspects of the job
    • oCompetence in word/database related PC packages (Excel)



    • oExperience at band 6 or above in a related specialty
    • oExperience managing patients with sickle cell disease and Thalassaemia
    • oExperience of acute sickle cell crisis management
    • o Pain management
    • oEvidence of management of change, clinical leadership and development of services
    • oExperience doing audits and clinical research

    Personal qualities


    • oApproachable and open
    • oManagement skills including experience of team leadership and team building initiatives
    • oSelf-motivated and autonomous but work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary and cross site team



    • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


    Haematology Day Clinic - Mary Seacole Ward-North Middlesex University Hospital

    Sterling Way


    N18 1QX

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