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Haemoglobinopathy Liaison Sister / Charge Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annuam
Closing date
28 May 2024
It is an exciting time to join the Haemoglobinopathy team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust as we look forward to moving to the ultra modern Midland Metropolitan University Hospital this autumn, and for the first time we are looking at an integrated community and hospital Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service.

The team are looking for a friendly and dynamic nurse to join the team in a liaison nurse role, an integral part in facilitating the transition between paediatric services, but increasingly bridging the gap between hospital and home too. We are looking for someone with experience of caring for people with haemoglobinopathy conditions or awareness of the challenges they face. You will need to have excellent communication skills, and be competent in venepuncture, cannulation and the use of CVADs. Teaching, counselling or prescribing qualifications are desirable but a willingness to develop is essential. We look forward to working with you and helping you to fulfil your potential both professionally and academically.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nurse Amanda Tembedza ( or Matron Sarah Wiltshire (

Main duties of the job

All aspects of care of the haemoglobinopathy patient: screening and counselling on diagnosis.

Clinically supporting patients with their well being as an outpatient, delivering day treatments and managing the unwell patient.

Coordinating and participating in regional MDTs, teaching and raising awareness throughout hospital and community.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information about this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Person Specification



    • First level nurse
    • ENB 998 ( teaching and assessing ) SLAIP, D32 or D33 or equivalent course
    • Venepuncture and Central Venous access device competence


    • Leadership course / qualification
    • Haemoglobinopathy course / Qualification



    • Appropriate acute post registration experience
    • Involvement in teaching and learning initiatives.
    • Evidence of supporting others in a clinical environment.
    • Experience of audit initiatives and other quality initiatives.
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality patient care.
    • Experience and evidence in implementing and managing change.
    • Evidence of implementing research based practice.


    • Relevant haemoglobinopathy experience.
    • Care of patients with chronic illnesses.
    • Experience of liaison or community work.
    • Nurse prescriber or willingness to undertake should the role demand this.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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