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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Haemoglobinopathies)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a Inc HCA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We are delighted to be in the position to expand our specialist Haemoglobinopathy team and are looking for a band 7 Clinical Nurse specialist to join us for a 1 year fixed term contract.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience with caring for patients with sickle cell disease and a desire to develop skills including the education of staff and patients as well as the delivery of apheresis (red cell exchange transfusion). Experience of caring for patients in emergency and acute settings is essential. This role is key to improving the experience of care for our patients throughout the organisation.

The haemoglobinopathy team are a well-established multidisciplinary team (including specialist consultants, psychologist and nurses, ward & day unit nursing teams, administration teams, midwives, general practitioners, community nurse specialists and other relevant key stake holders). These individuals work closely to ensure the highest standards of patient care.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who demonstrates specialist clinical skills and a high level of organisational and communicationskills. This role would be suitable for a senior nurse with solid experience of acute care who is ready for the next step in their career. The ability to work autonomously is essential.

Informal visits are highly recommended, candidates should contact lead nurse Olushola Shoyemi on

Closing Date: 21st July 2024

Interview Date: 30th July 2024

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role include but are not limited to:

To develop a shared vision of the service and work with the Multi-disciplinary team, organisation, and external agencies to adhere tothis.o Demonstrate expert knowledge and understanding of Haemoglobinopathy conditions.o To support the ward and day-care staff with acutely unwell patients, liaising with the pain team, haematology and paediatric team toensure optimum care of the patient.o Be an expert practitioner within the speciality ensuring the provision of high quality evidence based nursing care of patients and theirfamilies.

To support and empower adults, children, young people and their families to make informed choices, access services and transitionfrom adolescent to adult services appropriately thereby achieving an independent and rewarding adult life.o To occasional support with emergency red cell procedures. Full training will be provided and the successfulo This role involves working on both Guys and St Thomas siteso supporting patients throughout their lives from their transition from Children's services to adult services as well as during obstetric care,planned surgery and emergency admissions

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This band 7 CNS role will support the two advanced nurse practitioners and 2 existing clinical nurse specialists with the care of patients with sickle cell disease accessing our A& E, inpatient wards, out-patient and day care services.

Please see attached job description for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education/ Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience


  • post registration course in haemoglobinopathies
  • communication training



  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality in an inpatient or emergency setting
  • Experience of teaching/ assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Significant post qualification experience of in the community and demonstrable experience of interagency and collaborative working


  • outpatient experience
  • apheresis experience

Skills/Knowledge / Ability


  • Demonstrates specialist expertise in Haemoglobinopathies underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.
  • Sound working knowledge of user involvement in the planning and delivery of care


  • PCA experience
  • Apheresis experience

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • Registered General Nurse (RN)

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's & St. Thomas's NHS Foundation trust



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