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Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 918-NX2525

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
918 Bradford Donor Centre
£26,565 to £35,577 pa pro rata

We have 2 posts available:

Post 1 is fixed term for 12 months - The shift pattern for this role is 8 days per fortnight working 66.5 hours over these days, up to approx. 8.5 hours a day. The earliest start time would be 8am with a finish time of approx 5pm, if on a late shift you would be finishing at 8pm.

Post 2 is permanent - The shift pattern for this role is 4 days per fortnight working 33 hours over these days, up to approx. 8.5 hours a day. The earliest start time would by 8am with a finish time of approx. 5pm, if on a late shift you would be finishing at 8pm.

Have you ever thought about where the blood that you transfuse comes from? Are you thinking of taking a new direction in your nursing career? Looking for a change? If so come and work for us.

NHS Blood and Transplant collects over 7,000 blood donations every day providing vital blood and blood products that help to save and improve the lives of thousands of people every year. We are dedicated to making a difference and we need your help to do so.

We save lives but we don’t work in hospitals. No two days are the same in this fast moving and variable environment. We collect blood from donors in Donor Centres and also travel to where our donors are in mobile teams.

As a Session Sister/Charge Nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (similar to Health Care Support staff), use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about suitability and ensure your team deliver a high standard of care that enables us to meet our regulatory and governance requirements. We need your leadership and management skills to ensure that patients receive safe blood and blood products and our donors feel safe and cared for. By giving the best experience we can for our donors, you will ensure they will want to return time and time again.

No prior specialist knowledge is required for this band 6 role, we value what you bring. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience, excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide all the training and support you will need with excellent learning and development opportunities and career progression.

An informal visit is highly recommended. To arrange an informal visit or discussion about this role please contact Ruth Turner at

This advert will close at midnight on 21st March 2018, with interviews taking place fortnight commencing 9th April 2018 (date tbc).

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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