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Specialist Nurse - Organ Donation

Job Reference: 918-NX4080

Employer:
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Department:
SN-OD Team
Location:
Sheffield
Salary:
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

This is a nursing environment like no other. It’s fascinating, diverse and endlessly changing. Not to mention moving, motivating and challenging.

 

We’re looking for qualified nurses from differing clinical backgrounds – it’s no longer a case that you need ICU or A&E experience, though, if you do, great. We’re looking for nurses with experience in high dependency, palliative care, bereavement and transplantation. You’ll need to be a resilient, sensitive, empathetic team-player. Someone who is forward-thinking and wants to achieve. A professional who can handle lots of negotiation, change and varied cases.

 

Our specialist nurses play a truly vital role. They take on a wide variety of responsibilities: liaising with the families of potential donors, donor assessment and characterisation, allowing opportunity for organ donation to happen, teaching, clinical audit and awareness-raising, among much else.

 

There are so many reasons why this is such a worthwhile place to work. Of course, the main one is the impact it has on people. Knowing that a seriously ill patient is given a new chance at life through transplantation is a very powerful experience. But the effect the process has on donors and donors’ families is equally heart-warming. When donation happens, death doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the donor’s story, but rather that they have contributed to the beginning of someone else’s.

 

Training is internationally recognised. When you start, you’re looking at six months of intensive learning. And it doesn’t stop there as we will also provide support for your long-term development, including mentoring, soft skills training, secondments and possibly even support for academic qualifications right up to Masters degrees.

 

NHS Blood and Transplant is committed to equal opportunities, we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of sex, racial origin or disability.

 

We are holding a number of Selection Days for the Specialist Nurse opportunities currently available across the UK. It is essential that applicants arrange to have an informal conversation with the recruitment manager, either face to face or by telephone. This can be done either before application or during the selection process, but must be completed prior to the Selection Day.

 

This position will be based in Yorkshire initially in Sheffield.

 

Informal visits for this location will be held on 3rd April and 5th April 10:30hr start at NHS Blood and Transplant, Leeds.

 

Selection days are expected to be held weeks commencing 8th and 15th April in Birmingham.

 

For an informal discussion in relation to this position, please telephone the team manager on 0300 123 0912.

 

 




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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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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