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MSE Transfusion Practitioner

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 Transfusion Practitioner to join our Clinical Haematology team.

You will work with the Transfusion Team across the 3 hospital sites in Basildon, Broomfield and Southend to ensure the safe and effective working practice and effective use of resources and to educate staff across the trust in all aspects of transfusion of blood and blood components. You will play a pivotal role in promoting the understanding of the transfusion process across the trust.

Main duties of the job

As the blood transfusion practitionerThe post-holder will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) (as appropriate) and will comply with the codes of practice. They must maintain Continuing Professional Development evidence, as required by the HCPC/NMC registration.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include
  • To communicate effectively and courteously with colleagues and service users, whether face-to-face, by telephone or by electronic means ensuring that the user is referred to other / more senior staff if required
  • Take a lead role to promote safe, appropriate and cost-effective transfusion practice within the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation NHS Trust.
  • Actively deliver an advisory service, utilising specialist knowledge and expertise to answer patients, medical staff and primary health care providers enquiries regarding blood transfusion
  • To lead and work autonomously in the development of nurses, nurses practice and service delivery in the transfusion process in order to provide a high-quality cost-effective service through the provision of a specialist training programme
  • Provide clear strategic direction to the Hospital Transfusion Group/Committee to implement and ensure compliance with the recommendations of the Health Service Circulars Better Blood Transfusion (HSC 2005/224)
  • Responsible for ensuring the Trust meets the requirements of National Patient Safety Agency, EU Directive for Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (HSC2002/009) Take a lead role to enable the Trust to meet the requirements of Clinical Governance, CHI, NHS Litigation Authority, and British Committee for Standards in Haematology
  • Develop, review, and implement a communication strategy that raises awareness of blood and blood product usage between the blood transfusion department and clinical staff, highlighting any clinical governance issues
  • To be responsible for implementing quality initiatives as part of the audit process to offer alternatives to blood transfusion and evaluates standards of care and service delivery within the multidisciplinary team
  • Represent the Trust at blood transfusion meetings nationally, regionally, and locally as required ensuring that impacts for the trust are identified and appropriate action is taken
  • Responsible for the investigation of serious untoward incidents in blood transfusion and liaise with SHOT and SABRE when required following adverse reactions or errors
  • Member of the Emergency Blood Shortage Management team, participating and contributing to the formulation of the Trust Emergency Blood Shortage Management plan.

Person Specification



  • Post Specialist experience


  • Previous experience as a Transfusion practitioner

Education & Qualification


  • Post graduate education to MSc level or equivalent.


  • to hold or work towards completion of a blood transfusion qualification such as British Bloood Transfusion Certificate (BBTS)

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





SS16 5NL

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