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Unit Assistant - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

Job Reference: 918-AX2555

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services - South West
University Hospital Bristol
£16,968 to £19,852 pa

Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) in NHS Blood & Transplant is a vital area of modern healthcare, improving patient outcomes and saving lives. This is your chance to become part of this essential work as a TAS unit assistant. As an enthusiastic and motivated individual, your talents can make a positive difference to our team based mainly within Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

The Therapeutic Apheresis Services team delivers a range of therapeutic apheresis procedures for patients across the south west. These include performing stem cell harvests and white cell depletions; providing plasma exchanges for neurology, renal and haematology patients; carrying out red cell exchanges for patients with sickle cell disease.

As a unit assistant with TAS you will work closely with the Nursing team to provide administrative support as well as caring for patients. This involves performing as part of a team in order to ensure the smooth daily running of the unit. Most importantly, it means maintaining the highest standards of care and effectiveness.

As well as your experience of working in a team environment, you will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent or have relevant work experience in an appropriate area. In addition, you should have experience in Microsoft packages as well as the ability to use various forms of electronic communication. Success in this role also depends on excellent organisational and communication skills; the ability to multitask, initiative and the ability enhance the team.

In return, we offer a rewarding career with great benefits, plus every opportunity for development through a comprehensive in-house training package and supporting academic study.

The normal working hours for this role are 08:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Alka Chauhan - Lead Nurse, on tel: 0117 342 1092.

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 21st March 2018 (subject to change).

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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