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Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity for 2 years

Provide clinical leadership and expertise in all aspects of haematological nursing. Provide information, support, advice and specialist knowledge to patients, their families and carers Act as a resource to the multi-professional team. Participate in the co-ordination of patient care to ensure continuity throughout the patient's care pathway.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care for patients with haematological disorders in order to ensure that high standards of evidence-based care are provided.
  • To provide information, support, advice and specialist knowledge to patients, their families and carers at all stages of the patient's care pathway. This may be verbal and/or written.
  • To act as a point of contact for patients, their families and carers, by attending outpatient clinics, the day unit and inpatient wards where necessary, and by other means of communication e.g. telephone and email.
  • To act as the patient's advocate, especially when discussing treatment options and possible involvement in clinical trials, so that patients can make an informed choice.
  • To liaise closely with all members of the multi-professional team, including medical staff, ward Nurses and other Nurse Specialists, to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with patients, their families and carers, and all members of the multi-professional team including those from primary care and other outside agencies.
  • To participate in and develop Nurse-led clinics.
  • To undertake clinical procedures including cannulation, venepuncture, venesection, administration of cytotoxics/biotherapies and other procedures as required. This may include apheresis, bone marrow aspiration/biopsy and removal of skin-tunnelled central lines.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Diploma in Nursing or other health related subject
  • Degree in Nursing or other health related subject or be working towards



  • Extensive post-registration experience with at least significant experience at Band 5 or above
  • Significant previous Haemato-oncology experience



  • Competent in intravenous medication and chemotherapy administration
  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully
  • Calm/able to work under pressure
  • Ability to priorities and keep effective time management

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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