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Specialist Nurse (Haemoglobinopathies)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Please note this role is hosted by Guys and St Thomas but will be working with Oxleas Foundation Trust, covering Greenwich and Bexley.

We have the opportunity to recruit to a band 7 post for a 24 month contract in the Community Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia team:

We are seeking to employ RN registered nurses with strong clinical experience.

This post 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 holder 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.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details on responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Advanced clinical and leadership skills in specialty.
  • Proven listening / counselling skills with the ability to manage complex situation and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes.
  • Evidence of teaching skills in particular teaching patients in how to manage their conditions and raise their awareness of their condition
  • Ability to clinically influence staff
  • Specialist knowledge of the medical, nursing, social and psychological implications of sickle cell and thalassaemia
  • Understanding of basic assessment of mental health
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Able to use skills of history taking and physical assessment to direct patient care
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to conduct & evaluate own projects successfully
  • Demonstrate an understanding of: the National agenda for speciality. Knowledge of quality standards & NICE recommendations/NSF
  • Knowledge of current clinical & nursing research
  • Ability to carry out audit and research
  • IT Skills
  • Presentation skills


  • Evidence of participation in research

Values and Behaviour


  • Values and behaviour



  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area of haemoglobinopathies, delivering effective patient focused care.
  • Significant post qualification experience of in the community and demonstrable experience of interagency and collaborative working
  • Previous experience of dealing with safeguarding issues
  • Proven evidence of autonomous practice
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience of outreach and health promotion
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering culturally sensitive services

Qualifications/ Education


  • BSC/1st Degree (helath related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or equivalent post qualification experience.
  • ENB No8 Care and Management of Individuals with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (or willingness to undergo relevant training)
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Training in safeguarding
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • NMC Registration


  • Certificate in Mentoring
  • Course in High Dependency Care
  • Course in Wound Management
  • Registered Nurse Prescriber (or willingness to undergo relevant training)

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1 or RN on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

1 Lambeth Palace Road



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