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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2020.

East Midlands Haemoglobinopathy Network Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2281161-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Haematology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

East Midlands Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre

Full time 37.5hrs.

This newly formed post will be responsible for planning the future strategic direction and planning of the speciality for Leicester, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. You will be expected to attend regional and national meetings in order to work with other disciplines to future proof the service. This exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and develop the Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre for the region based at UHL. The team cares for individuals across the whole patient pathway from pre conception to adulthood. The post holder has responsibility for the leadership and management of the HCC team including the network nurses at Northampton and Kettering. You must have experience in either the screening service or managing paediatric or adult caseloads.

We are looking for a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient services working to improve the patient experience. You must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development. In addition, be an effective role model, self-motivated with the passion and drive and adaptability to cope with continuously changing services.

You must be compassionate and caring with good communication skills, as you will be required to teach and disseminate information in a wide variety of settings. Flexibility and being adaptable to your environment is also an advantage as there is a need to engage with hard to reach patient groups which will include working in the community. You must be self-motivated and able to work under your own initiative with the enthusiasm and passion to be part of a rapidly developing service.

You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role. Good IT knowledge is essential as you will be required to work with the HCC manager and data manager to record outcomes and monitor against targets and give regular feedback to the rest of the team.

There are many opportunities for professional and personal development and the CMG team encourages investment in individuals for the future.





For further details / informal visits contact:


If you are interested in finding out more about the post please contact Georgina Kenney on 07921545447 or Amy Webster (Clinical Lead, Consultant Haematologist) on 01162586616

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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

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