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Associate Nurse Specialist Paediatric Non-Malignant Haematology Band 6

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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To assist in delivering specialist nursing advice and support to children and families with non-malignant haematological disorders (NMHD).

Main duties of the job

To assist in delivering specialist nursing advice and support to children and families with non-malignant haematological disorders (NMHD). Facilitating independent living and maximising the child's and carer's participation in managing their disorder.

To act as a specialist resource for paediatric (NMHD) for all professional staff within the Trust, both in the hospital and within the community.

To assist the Nurse Specialist in promoting good practice in paediatric NMHD

To assist undertaking research and audit to support the development of paediatric NMHD.

To contribute toward the development of strong networks with local, regional and national voluntary and statutory bodies, promoting individually tailored high quality care.

About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Clinical

Provide specialist nursing support and advice to children and families with NMHD.

Actively participate in the development of care pathway, patient information and treatment protocols which reflect and endorse latest research findings.

Promote the availability of psychosocial support and advice for families, utilising a counselling framework recognising the need to refer on to other services where appropriate.

2. Communication

Effectively communicate with colleagues within the hospital and community, ensuring a team approach to care.

Liaise with a wide spectrum of professionals and organisations, to promote positive working relationships.

Help to maintain phone support for children and families affected by NMHD

3. Analytical skills

Uses specialist knowledge and skills to support children with NMHD

Refers to other allied health professionals as required.

4. Planning and organising skills

Work as part of a team.

Manage a case load to ensure all children with a non -malignant haematological condition benefit from a named nurse

5. Physical skills

Ensure clinical skills are kept up to date demonstrating clinical competence.

Will be required to walk, stand, sit and drive for several short periods, working between the home, school and hospital settings.

6. Responsibility for policy/service development

Help co-ordinate the investigative process of users views of the service and ensure that any deficiencies of the service are identified and acted on.

Participate in quality monitoring in conjunction with the Trusts Clinical Audit Department and against national standards.

Assist in the evaluation of effectiveness of care both in hospital and community.

Contribute towards the development and implementation of clinical pathways working in partnership with the Trusts clinical pathway facilitator.

7. Responsibility for human resources

Assist Nurse Specialist in the development of MDT training and education programmes for all professionals, to promote a wider understanding of care for children with NMHD and their families.

Arrange training, education and information for Primary Health Care Team and schools.

Help to develop information packages for training purposes.

8. Responsibility for information resources

Maintain up to date clinical records in accordance with professional standards.

Ensures has the necessary skills and knowledge to access , and benefit from IT systems.

9. Responsibility for research and development

Actively participate in research related to clinical practice in the field of paediatric NMHD.

Contribute to research based nursing practice, standards, procedures and policies.

Assist in the dissemination of information gained from research.

Update personal knowledge and ability by attending and participating in appropriate and relevant seminars, study days and conferences.

Key Relationships:

Specialist nurses - haematology

Consultants haematology

Lead Nurse for Cancer Services

Data Entry clerk

Day care staff

Ward Manager


General Practitioners

Community nursing teams

Clinical/ Team Managers for Allied Health Professionals

Community Paediatricians

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Registered Nurse - Child
  • 1st level degree or willing to work towards


  • Mentorship or other teaching qualification
  • The contemporary care of people with bleeding disorders course



  • 3 years post registration nursing experience
  • oncology/haematology nursing experience



  • haematology nursing


  • research and audit



  • Intravenous therapy and blood transfusion trained


  • cannulation/venepuncture
  • car driver

Personal attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust


L12 2AP

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