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Haemophilia Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Bristol Haemophilia Centre provides specialist care to adults and children with heritable bleeding, thrombotic and benign haematology disorders throughout the South West region. The post holder will be based with the Adult Haemophilia Service, which is located within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) and comprises a treatment area, administrative office, and factor storage facility.

The Haemophilia Clinical Nurse Specialist will work within the heart of the busy Haemophilia Centre. They will be part of the multidisciplinary team and will work closely alongside the Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists and Administrative Team in delivering an excellent standard of care to all patients. Clinical skills that are desirable for the role, but not essential, include phlebotomy, cannulation and performing venesections.

The Haemophilia Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide care in all aspects of the patient journey. This will primarily be treating the patient in the out-patient setting, but can include treating patients during a hospital stay or within the community. The post holder will be involved in planning, implementing and evaluating care. They will be central in administering specialist treatments, organising after care, and acting as a point of contact for information requirements for the patient, their carer's and other healthcare professionals.

(Cont'd under detailed job description and main responsibilities)

Main duties of the job

Communication and Relationship skills
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in providing compassionate care for patients, visitors/relatives and colleagues Contribute towards sharing good practice within the multidisciplinary team.

Patient Care
  • Provide patients and staff with specialist advice to manage complex symptoms
  • Develop, improve, and promote the service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care utilising the support and guidance of senior colleagues
  • Develop and share expertise within the multidisciplinary team
  • Develop the skills to act as a resource in the care of patient's needs, ensuring an optimum level of service to patients and their carers.
  • Work closely with community and relevant network, other hospital and community staff to ensure an effective seamless service.
  • Provide effective communication systems of support for patients
  • Build up a skill set to embed patient and public involvement within the sphere of specialist nursing practice.
  • Ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials
  • Work as patient advocate, to help negotiate the patient journey and ensure optimum care is provided to each patient.
  • Develop links with other organisations providing support and information.
  • Adhere to infection control guidelines and procedures.

Please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy for more main duties of the job.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

(Job overview cont.)

The Haemophilia Nurse Specialist will need to work within tight timeframes and will require good prioritisation and time management skills. It is essential that the post holder has experience within the NHS setting. Experience or knowledge of Haemophilia Care and Benign Haematology is highly desirable.

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate experience of nursing patients with bleeding disorders
  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing, speciality
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study /nurse prescribing


  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing
  • Relevant qualification for patients with bleeding disorders

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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