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Nurse Practitioner - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

Job Reference: 918-NX2551

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services - North West
Liverpool (Royal & Broadgreen University Hospital)
£26,565 to £35,577 pa

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) provide vital services to the NHS, improving patient outcomes and saving lives. We have a fantastic opportunity for you to become part of our essential work by joining our Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) team. .

Our Therapeutic Apheresis Units provide specialist patient treatments from eight units based within NHS Trusts across England. Our teams deliver a range of therapeutic apheresis services; performing stem cell harvests, white cell depletions, red cell exchanges and providing plasma exchanges for neurology and haematology patients. We are a leading provider of extracorporeal photopheresis services.

As a Nurse Practitioner working with NHSBT you will work with a small team of nurses providing therapeutic apheresis services within the host Trust. The team comprise of a Consultant, band 7 lead nurse, band 6 nurses and a unit administrator. Success in this role is dependant on excellent communication skills, use of initiative and the ability to get the best out of others.

You will be an experienced, registered adult nurse with current general NMC registration (RNA or RN1). No prior knowledge of therapeutic apheresis is required because full in-house training will be given. You will be based in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and also travel to regional hospitals to carry out patient treatments.

As well as your nursing registration, you will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate clinical area, such as Haematology, Neurology, Acute Medicine/Surgery, ICU/CCU or Haemodialysis/Apheresis. In addition, you should have experience of mentoring, teaching and leadership in a clinical/ward environment.

NHSBT is a great national organisation to work for and we offer a rewarding career with great benefits, plus every opportunity for development through a comprehensive in-house training package and support of academic study.

Please note, the routine working hours are Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm, plus on call on a rota basis. The exact working hours/days for the successful candidate can be discussed further at interview.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy please contact Sandra Jones on email: or Amanda Calderwood at email:

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 21st March 2018 (subject to change).

Interviews will take place Monday 9th April 2018 (subject to confirmation).

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.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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