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Adult Haemoglobinopathies Clinical Nurse Specialist

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
Do you fancy change & an excellent opportunity? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a compassionate & innovative CNS within the Haemoglobinopathy Service, will play an integral role in the management & delivery of high-quality care, can act autonomously, within their professional boundaries. The postholder will provide care from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, & evaluation. They will demonstrate safe clinical decision making & expert care for patients as an integral part of a dedicated. multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will incorporate the role dimensions of expert clinical practice, education, leadership, management, & audit. This post will suit an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated nurse with experience in caring for clients with red cell blood disorders, or ED background, or critical care. This is the job for someone who fancies a challenge. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the above conditions & must also be willing to learn or expand their expertise in this area. Support can be given for further development & career progression. We are essentially looking for a nurse who has excellent communication skills & enjoys working as part of a small team. The successful applicant must have experience & must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience for caring for clients with blood disorders, nursing quality and clinical audit/clinical governance.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide nursing leadership in coordination of care across inpatient, emergency and day care services for patient focused services
  • To provide clinical leadership and practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision making on the ward, day unit and in clinics
  • To review and lead the implementation of individual care plans of patients in day unit, emergency care and inpatient settings.
  • To engage and help develop competency packages for each patient pathway and ensure all relevant staff members in all areas are trained and assessed as competent.
  • Support the on-going development of multidisciplinary team working in collaboration with the apheresis clinical nurse specialist, red cell team and the wider clinical Haematology nursing team, as well as other nursing colleagues on wards and in emergency care.
  • You will work as a highly specialised member of the haemoglobinopathy team to assist in enabling the patients to live as a productive member of society and reducing protracted inpatient stays.

  • About us

    North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

    We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

    Take a tour of our hospital here

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    1. To communicate effectively with patients and colleagues ensuring an individualized and equitable approach to all. Excellent communication is fundamental to the role of ensuring continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information, and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the health care team. This includes attendance at patient forums.

    2. Promote health through empowering patients or their carers by offering appropriate health education information and advice to enable patients to make informed decisions about their care.

    3. To work collaboratively with the Haemoglobinopathy team to establish clear roles and responsibilities for the managing of the MDT, audit meetings, nurse led clinics, clinical ward rounds and the Haemoglobinopathy Network.

    4. Provide expert clinical advice, support and guidance for patients, carers and allied healthcare professionals involved in providing care for patients with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia.

    5. Offer timely and appropriate interventions where appropriate and escalate as required.

    6. Provide specialist guidance and teaching in all areas where sickle cell and thalassaemia patients are treated, contribute to training programme development for the department.

    7. Support and lead nurse led clinics, telephone, or face to face, interpreting results, taking appropriate action and feeding back in MDT meetings and reviews.

    8. Liaise with local support services and external agencies to support patients in their day-to-day living.

    Person Specification

    Education and qualifications


    • oFirst level Registered nurse or midwife (with the NMC). oRelevant educational/ training qualification/ certificate/ experience oMentorship Course oRecognised qualification in Teaching & Assessment


    • oBSc or master's level education or working towards it oQualified non-medical prescriber oCPD level 2 in the care of people with haemoglobin disorders oEvidence of continuing professional development

    Skills and abilities


    • oLeadership and initiative skills oAdvanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development & meet deadlines. oDemonstrate an ability to integrate nursing knowledge and skills with the clinical aspects of the job. oCompetence in word/database related PC packages (Excel).



    • oExcellent cross disciplinary/ interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative multidisciplinary working relationships. oWorking within diverse communities oClinical Experience of sickle cell and thalassaemia oAble to plan and implement care for patients with sickle cell & thalassaemia disorders. oKnowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues. oCurrent National developments in nursing and healthcare oClinical Governanc


    • oClinical Audit oExperience in exchange transfusions. oGenetic counselling skills-Pegasus trained. oOutreach/Community awareness projects oRCN Competencies

    Personal qualities


    • oApproachable and open oManagement skills including experience of team leadership and team building initiatives. oSelf-motivated and autonomous but work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary and cross site team.



    • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


    Haematology Day Clinic - Pymmes Building North Middlesex University Hospital

    Sterling Way


    N18 1QX

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