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Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Individual to join our Specialist Haematology Nursing Team within Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a highly motivated nurse specialist to work within our dynamic well-established team. The successful candidate will be working alongside the senior Haematology Nurse specialists, ACP's and Consultant Haematology team providing a first-class service for patients with malignant and non-malignant Haematological diagnosis.

The role encompasses ensuring the delivery of a seamless pathway of care from diagnosis to treatment, pre-habilitation, and, where necessary, to palliative care. Acting as Key Worker to assess and support the holistic needs of patients, relatives/carers whilst working within the specialist multidisciplinary team to deliver evidence based care. This is a high profile exciting role and provides an excellent opportunity to transfer existing skills, knowledge and experience.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within the Haematology Team based at the Wansbeck Hospital, however, will be required to support other hospital sites within the Organisation. The post holder will ensure patients have access to specialised services and will provide specialist advice and support to this group of patients who have malignant and non-malignant Haematological Disease and complex care needs. Working alongside the Clinical Haematology Nurse specialists, ACP and Consultant team, you would be responsible for Planning, Implementing and Reviewing patient care pathways. You would be required to work within the Out-patient setting acting as a Key Worker to assess and support the holistic needs of patients, relatives/carers whilst working within the specialist multidisciplinary team to deliver evidence based care. The role also entails the running of Nurse Led and clinics ensuring relevant treatments are prescribed and distributed safely and on time as well as monitoring side effects and provision of supportive therapy.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as the patients key worker, developing a professional relationship and to provide support at diagnosis through to treatment and beyond to survivorship or end-of-life.
  • To provide professional advice on Haematological issues and be a resource of clinical expertise for other healthcare professionals within the Trust.
  • To co-ordinate the patient's care pathway and promote personalised care.
  • To contribute to service development in regard to the Haematology nursing service.
  • To liaise with Multi-disciplinary colleagues to ensure best practice and safe and high quality care is provided.

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Non-medical prescribing of blood products or willingness to undertake
  • Clinical skills qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to undertake
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Degree level qualification
  • Registered mentor

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wansbeck General Hospital

Woodhorn Lane


NE63 9JJ

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