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Area Sister/Area Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 918-BN3732

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

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 an Area Session Sister / Charge Nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (similar to Health Care Support staff), across the Lancashire Area, working with blood donation teams in Manchester and Lancaster.  You will use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about the suitability of donors being able to donate and ensure the teams you work with 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.


The shift pattern for this role is 8 days per fortnight working 75 hours over these days, up to approx. 9.5 hours a day. The earliest start time would be 08:00 with a finish time of approx. 18:00 and if on a late shift you would be finishing at approx. 21:00.  Shifts will vary between these hours and could be any day of the week including weekends and bank holidays.


An informal visit is highly recommended. To arrange this or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Karen Ackerley, Clinical Donor Centre Manager by email


This advert will close at midnight on 16/12/18.


The interviews for this position will be on Tuesday 15/01/19.

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

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