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Patient Blood Management Practitioner

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH, because our success starts with you. All our staff has been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So why join UCLH...?

We have a reputation as a Centre of clinical excellence.

Our hospitals are in great central London locations.

We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology.

We have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer.

For the previous three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for the role of a Patient Blood Management Practitioner on a 15months fixed term to join the Hospital Transfusion Team at UCLH Foundation Trust. We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic nurse with a significant post registration experience of blood & blood product transfusion practice, in the clinical setting.

This position requires a flexible, confident individual who can demonstrate excellent communication & interpersonal skills. You will be expected to consult with all levels of staff involved in the transfusion process across the Trust. The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team is essential.

This post has a Trust wide remit which includes transfusion education / training of clinical staff, risk management and clinical audit. The role will be crucial working across the trust to promote better use of blood and blood products and educating and prompting use of alternatives to transfusion.

Together with the Transfusion Practitioners, you will be promoting awareness of the current regulatory and statutory requirements that impact on transfusion practice & support the delivery of measures to ensure compliance. Appropriate experience is required.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered general Nurse
  • Relevant post-registration/graduate programme
  • Relevant post registration experience in relevant specialty
  • Completed/completing master's degree or can provide evidence of relevant equivalent experience / training whilst working at a senior level.


  • Teaching/Assessment programme
  • Leadership development programme/ experience
  • Management development programme/ experience



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty with a minimum of 5 years' experience.
  • Evidence of developing & leading nurse led services/ clinics.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Previous experience of formal & informal teaching of patients & staff.
  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
  • Skills in critical analysis and application of research to practice
  • Previous experience of developing standards, guidelines, and policies
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation of practice / services


  • Experience in acting as a clinical supervisor and mentor
  • Published articles / poster presentations.

Personal and People Development


  • Able to resolve complex problems

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • Innovative approach to service delivery
  • Ability to manage change.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospital

250 Euston Road



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