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Specialist Nurse - Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new and exciting opportunity to join an expanding thrombosis and anticoagulation team at the Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath. The successful candidate will work as alongside the other senior clinical nurse specialists in haematology and under the direction of the lead pharmacist and consultant haematologist for thrombosis and anticoagulation. They will be required to work in an outpatient clinic setting reviewing patients post diagnosis of venous thrombosis (VTE) and an in-patient setting providing advice to patients prescribed anticoagulants. VTE prevention will also be an important part of the role, with a requirement to carry out regular audits and investigate any potential hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT). They will be required to provide advice to healthcare professionals on the appropriate prescribing of anticoagulants and be involved in education and training. Opportunity will be given to develop and shape the role, as well as the wider service. Part time and flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • To work alongside other specialist nurses, lead pharmacist and haematologist in managing the thrombosis and anticoagulation service at the RUH, Bath.
  • To carry out regular clinics with patients.
  • To provide advice to health care professionals.
  • To carry out regular audit and improvement work.
  • To carry out education and training.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development.
  • Specialist qualifications (such as diploma) and/or experience within specialist area of thrombosis and anticoagulation.


  • Prepared to undertake degree level learning / work towards Master's degree.
  • Non-medical prescriber or willing to undertake.
  • History taking and clinical assessment course or willing to undertake.



  • Understanding of the basic principles of anticoagulation and thrombosis management
  • Experience of reviewing patients independently in an outpatient clinic/ in-patient setting
  • Evidence of ability to work autonomously
  • Evidence of competency in teaching and assessment
  • Relevant post registration experience, at band 5 level. Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge & practice during working as a Band 5 registered nurse
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Experience of working in a specific thrombosis/ anticoagulation role
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Ability to lead and influence change



  • Demonstrates evidence of well-developed clinical practice.
  • Demonstrates an empathetic and caring approach to patients and relatives and ensure that patients' dignity & respect is maintained at all times.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate.
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role.
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates awareness of research-based practice and ability to advocate it.
  • Able to take charge and delegate duties effectively
  • Able to act as an advocate to service users.
  • Demonstrates ability to ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times by self and ward / unit staff.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Able to deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrates ability to use audit and improve quality.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives ensuring that communication is tailored to the person being addressed.
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to supervise and support more junior/ inexperienced members of the team and students effectively through effective monitoring, feedback, mentoring, clinical supervision and reflective practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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