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Haemoglobinopathy Nurse Specialist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated clinical nurse specialist in Haemoglobinopathy team in the specialised medicine directorate, based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

We are seeking an experienced and caring individual with a genuine interest in Hemoglobinopathy to work within the team supporting both in and outpatients across the trust.

The post holder will operate as an independent practitioner/ clinical expert with in-depth knowledge and experience of haemoglobinopathy.

Candidates will have extensive experience of health care governance, education and development, audit and incident investigation. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in Trust wide and Regional safety initiatives and improvement projects relating to haemoglobinopathy.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality patient services and specialist care for people with haemoglobinopathy disorders. All aspects of care of the sickle cell, rare inherited anaemias and thalassaemia patient: supporting inpatients and the nurses looking after them on general ward, as well as coordinating outpatient treatments and care in the day unit.

Provide leadership to junior members of the haemoglobinopathy team inclusive of cross cover for the Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader.

To support the Clinical Nurse Specialists, providing clinical and managerial expertise in all aspects of the specialty ensuring the highest standard of nursing care.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Nursing Degree
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Evidence of post registration academic development


  • Evidence of knowledge and expertise in the care and management of haemoglobinopathy patients
  • Willingness to undertake study at Masters level, Non medical prescribing



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage change and develop services effectively
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously, across disciplines as a member of the multidisciplinary team


  • Clinical experience and care of patients with haemoglobinopathy disorders
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing and commitment to professional development and education

Skills and Knowledge


  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • An understanding of audit and research-based nursing practice
  • Ability to consult and liaise with a range of professionals
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and can demonstrate knowledge of the national and local equity and diversity agenda
  • Ability to lead and influence change across professional groups
  • An understanding of resource management
  • Organise and manage a diverse group of staff


  • Knowledge of Haemoglobinopathy and patient treatment and health promotion

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including specialist skills to communicate with staff/patients in relation to complex and sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrate highly motivational skills
  • Non Judgemental and able to adapt to different working environments, working across multiple sites
  • Demonstrates and models trust values and behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellent leadership and organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop road


S10 2JF

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