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Haemoglobinopathy Clinical Nurse Specialist bypass project lead

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa / pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop your career within the haemoglobinopathy team. We are looking for a highly motivated, patient-focussed Senior Nurse to help establish the emergency bypass project, which will support sickle cell patients from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and served boroughs, across a dispersed population, covering South Yorkshire. This will centralise the trust provision of sickle cell triage and assessment at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate management and leadership skills. Clinical expertise and organisational ability are also vital, together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role are to lead on the mobilisation and delivery of the sickle cell disease Emergency Department bypass project.

You willcoordinate the initiation of the ED Bypass pilot scheme between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Leeds Teaching Hospitals in collaboration with the Service Manager, Clinical Lead and Matron. To ensure that resources are available and deployed to provide high standards of service, teaching and research in a patient-centred environment.

The role will also determine the impact of the Emergency Department bypass project on patient outcomes, the clinical pathway and patient experience.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 18 months due to the post being recruited as part of a limited term project within the Trust. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts taking into consideration the requirement for the post to be maintained as a part of the project's implementation and the timescales associated with this.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

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.

Our patients and staff are not numbers they are individuals.Proud to make a Differenceis not just our slogan but the way we do things. If you are looking for a role or career that excites you, stretches your potential and gives you job satisfaction, we would love to hear from you.

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 Qualifications


  • 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 knowledge and expertise in the care and management of Haemoglobinopathy patients
  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of working at Master's level or willingness to undertake study at Masters level


  • Evidence of leading a project
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • APACS (or willingness to undertake on appointment)



  • Substantial post registration experience in haematology
  • Clinical experience and care of patients with haemoglobinopathy disorders
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously, across disciplines as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing and commitment to professional development and education


  • Experience in cross organisational working
  • Experience in health Promotion
  • Advanced analytical and clinical reasoning skills

skills and knowledge


  • Significant knowledge of Haemoglobinopathy and patient treatment and health promotion
  • Ability to lead and influence change across professional groups
  • Ability to consult and liaise with a range of professionals
  • An understanding of audit and research-based nursing practice
  • Ability to lead and influence change across professional groups
  • Organise and manage a diverse group of staff
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and can demonstrate knowledge of the national and local equity and diversity agenda


  • Evidence of autonomous practice and running nurse led clinics

Personal qualities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including specialist skills to communicate with staff/patients in relation to complex and sensitive issues
  • Non-judgemental and able to adapt different working environments, working across multiple sites
  • Able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and excellent organisational skills
  • Motivational team worker

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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