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Band 6 Apheresis Sister

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the apheresis team within the Haematology team at University Hospitals Birmingham who hosts one of the largest adult Bone marrow Transplant programmes in the UK. The post holder will act as a team member in the delivery of a consistent high standard of nursing practice. He/she will be fully trained in apheresis procedures such as stem cell collection, ECP and collections for CAR T treatment. The post includes being part of the on-call service for haematological emergencies. He / she will deputise for the team leaders and will support the leadership and management of the department with particular emphasis on quality and clinical standards.

Main duties of the job

To deliver nursing care for patients and relatives undergoing therapeutic apheresis

Provide a specialist nursing service and advice for volunteer and sibling donors

Provide holistic support using knowledge and skills throughout the process from diagnosis to post care regarding apheresis

To maintain clinical competence in all aspects of apheresis

Offer expert advice and supervision whilst maintaining competence in all aspects of clinical care required by this group of patients

To co-ordinate the delivery of person centered care for apheresis patients working closely with the multi-professional team and treatment departments including the apheresis medical lead, both within the Trust and external organizations

Ensure access to timely written and verbal information, providing advice and support allowing an informed decision regarding treatment to be made

Ensure results of investigations and assessments are followed up and acted on where necessary

Ensure robust communication strategies are employed in the unit to facilitate a seamless pathway for service users

At times of immense stress and anxiety during treatment, display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with patients, carers and staff throughout the patient journey

Participate in the evaluation of the service in terms of clinical effectiveness and clinical excellence by compliance with JACIE accreditation and HTA., adhering to local policies and maintaining the national Code of Practice on Infection Control

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *RGN
  • *Educated to Diploma level or willingness to undertake further education
  • *Appropriate short clinical skills course for specialty
  • *IV drug administration, Venopuncture & Cannulation



  • *Haematology experience
  • *Experience of working on own and within a team
  • *Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • *Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • *An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.

Additional Criteria


  • *Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • *Experience of patient assessment.
  • *Competent in using medical devices related to the speciality. Venopuncture, Cannulation
  • *Maturity/self awareness.
  • *Sensitivity based on knowledge.
  • *A flexible and positive approach to work.
  • *Enthusiasm/motivation.
  • *Good health/attendance record.


  • *Experience in managing a ward/dept environment
  • *Experience in Trust's & quot Attendance management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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