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Specialist Nurse (Haemoglobinopathies)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA (Pro Rata)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

We have the opportunity to recruit to this post for a 24 month contract in the Community Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia team.

We are seeking to employ RN registered nurses with at least one year's strong clinical experience.

These posts will be based within a well-established nursing team working across Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich.

We are looking for applicants who are keen to learn, can work independently and have a passion for improving the lives of patients living with Sickle Cell.

Our CNS team work with a diverse patient demographic providinga range of support including antenatal support, new-born visits, creation and reviews of care plans, support for patients discharged from hospital after admission.

Closing date: 21st July 2024

Interview date: 31st July 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holders will lead and manage nurses to develop and deliver personalised care packages for individuals with sickle cell and thalassemic conditions.

You will manage a caseload of patients, ensuring each patient has an up to date care plan, conduct home visits, and link in with other care providers to provide wrap around support for patients and ensuring their safety and well being.

Joining our integrated service means that you will work dynamically, being supported to attain high levels of skills and knowledge and developing to the best of your ability.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder deliver personalised care packages for individuals with sickle cell and thalassaemic conditions in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, in partnership with carers and other providers of health and social care. Ensuring the safety and well being of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centered care principles.

Key Communication links include: Carers, Haematologists, Psychologist, General Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Pain Management Teams, Social Worker, Benefit Advisor, Voluntary Sector, Pharmacist

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Please see the attached personal specification for more information.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD
  • Mentorship Course
  • ENB No8 Care and Management of Individuals with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (or willingness to undergo relevant training)
  • Phlebotomy (or willingness to undertake relevant training)
  • Evidence of professional development


  • District Nurse or Health Visiting qualification
  • Certificate in Counselling

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • Registered General Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration

Previous experience


  • Previous post registration experience of caring for people with haemoglobinopathies
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality
  • Significant post qualification experience of in the community and demonstrable experience of interagency and collaborative working
  • Experience of teaching/ assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience of outreach and health promotion
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering culturally sensitive services

Skills/Knowledge / Ability


  • Demonstrates specialist expertise in Haemoglobinopathies underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients/clients and give relevant advice/information to patients and relatives.
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information. To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill & other challenging situations
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of clinical governance and risk management and how this effects their role and the department
  • You will be able decide how best to achieve expected results, whilst acting within clearly defined policies/ procedures and codes of conduct.
  • Sound working knowledge of user involvement in the planning and delivery of care

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Mary Sheridan Centre


SE11 4TH

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