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Haemoglobinopathies Clinical Nurse Specialist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Haemoglobinopathies Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7 - MertonAs part of the London Sickle cell improvement programme, the Integrated Care System (ICS) and Imperial have asked Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) Southwest division, to provide the community provision of the new Sickle cell service in 4 new boroughs - Richmond, Merton, Sutton, and Kingston, with the addition of the current existing sickle cell service in Wandsworth, supporting from pre-conception providing genetic counselling, through to paediatric and adult support.

This is a pilot for two years which will be made up of a brand-new team consisting of a Band 8a- Clinical lead for Haemoglobinopathies, Band 7- Haemoglobinopathies Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 6- Haemoglobinopathy nurse, Band 4- care navigator & a band 3- SW Haemoglobinopathy community service administrator.

This bid has been coordinated by the West London Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre (Sickle Cell Network) manager and the ICHT general manager for clinical haematology with oversight from the chair of the West London Haemoglobinopathy coordinating centre (HCC).

The staff member will be working between specialist teams and community services, to serve the sickle cell population across all six boroughs in Southwest London. The sickle cell population across South West London (SWL) is approximately 600 patients.

Main duties of the job

Are you passionate about delivering high quality, effective and compassionate care to a defined group of clients with haemoglobinopathies across Southwest London?

Would you like to make a difference to a group of vulnerable people by improving access and service provision and addressing health inequalities with the emphasis on prevention and health promotion and therefore improving health outcomes for this group of clients and reducing hospital admissions?

If so, we are looking to recruit Band 7 haemoglobinopathies clinical nurse specialist for adults and paediatrics to join our team.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for providing a culturally sensitive, and evidence based Haemoglobinopathy service in the community setting
  • To be able to communicate highly sensitive and complex information to professionals, patients and to those who are important to them, often as a lone worker in the community. This communication could be about diagnosis, treatment or prognosis.
  • Lead in providing a person-centred holistic approach to assess the mental, physical, psychological and social wellbeing abilities and needs of the person, their families and carers.
  • To be responsible for providing advice and support to all patients in the borough with a haemoglobinopathy and their families.
  • o ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and support.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate NMC registration
  • > 2 years Community experience
  • Genetic risk assessment and counselling in Haemoglobinopathies -
  • Advancing client cantered care - Haematology
  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Medical prescribing -NMC recorded Non-Medical Prescribing qualification or has successfully completed the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification and is awaiting annotation with the NMC OR If the individual does not have the Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification, they must be willing to undertake and successfully complete it within 2 years of appointment to the role.
  • Evidence of relevant continued professional development
  • Haemoglobinopathies advancing client centred care - if not, willingness to work towards


  • Teaching qualification
  • People Management
  • Recruitment and appraisal training
  • Leadership course
  • Paediatric nursing or health visiting school nursing SCPHN qualification for the Paediatric Nurse specialist or district Nursing qualification for the adults



  • Community experience as an autonomous practitioner- 2 years
  • At least 2 years of working in the specialty ( such A& E , Critical care or Haematology) - at band 6
  • Counselling skills
  • Experience of supporting patients through difficult and potentially upsetting news
  • Experience of teaching within the clinical field


  • Experience of change management-Awareness of Service improvement activities

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills in complex situations
  • Ability to lead team and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritize own and others work
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills
  • Clinical Leadership skills ? Advanced Decision Making Skills
  • Clinical skills in relation to management of sickle cell & Thalassaemia emergencies
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Approach sensitive and challenging situations with a strategic outlook
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of audit, clinical governance and service delivery procedures
  • Time management skills ? Basic computer literacy
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills and ability to selfdirect
  • Client advocacy skills


  • Knowledge of nursing governance principles

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


166 Roehampton Lane


SW15 4HR

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