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Nurse Specialist - Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Clinical Haematology for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic nurse to work across the Trust as a Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Nurse Specialist. The post holder will play a key role in providing high quality patient care and education to ensure the safety of patients on anticoagulant therapies in both the in-patient and out-patient setting
  • Interview Date: 9th October 2023
  • 37.5 Hours/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

For further information please also contact Brian Robinson - Nurse Specialist - 0191 213 9746.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint a full-time (Monday to Friday) Nurse Specialist who has substantial post registration experience, is extremely self-motivated, and could work effectively alongside established Thrombosis Clinical Nurse Specialists in a small team. You would be expected to contribute to the leadership of the team and service development.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with patients are essential as is effective time management.

Previous experience of anticoagulation and thrombosis is not essential as full in-service training will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to transfer your existing skills, knowledge and experience to this specialty and in return we will offer extensive opportunities and support in continuing your professional development.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.
  • Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding



  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role


  • Change management skills and involvement in project work



  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment


  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study


  • Degree in health related subject

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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