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Specialist Transfusion Practitioner

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and conscientious individual to join our Transfusion Practitioner Team. Applications are encouraged from enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individuals with a background in nursing or biomedical sciences. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required as well as an interest in training.

You should have the ability to engage and communicate with all levels of staff, have good presentation skills and the key ability to encourage change and promotion of 'best working practice'.

Main duties of the job

To encourage, promote and facilitate the implementation of Patient blood Management initiatives across the Trust.

Develop and deliver training across multiple staff groups.

Investigate and report incidents with the aim to improve transfusion safety.

You will be joining a friendly, supportive and well-established Trust Transfusion Team to promote safe and effective use of blood throughout the Trust. As a Transfusion Practitioner, you would be required to be comfortable working autonomously as well as part of a team.

The post will be based at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, but the post holder will have a Trustwide focus and will be required to visit all sites within the Trust.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The focus of the post involves:
  • Facilitating changes in clinical practice to ensure blood use is appropriate.
  • Facilitating changes in practice to ensure safety.
  • Auditing practice and assessing effectiveness.
  • Educating and training medical and nursing staff.
  • Actively researching and promoting alternatives to blood transfusion/donor blood.
  • Reducing the amount of money spent on blood and blood products.
  • Risk management.
  • Health and safety.

Person Specification

Qualification/Professional Registration


  • Registered General Nurse or HCPC State Registered Biomedical Scientist.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Experience and Knowledge


  • Substantial post registration experience to post graduate diploma level.


  • Specialist Blood Transfusion knowledge and experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Northumbria Way


NE23 6NZ

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