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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/11/2020.

Specialist Nurse - Organ Donation/Requester - Main Advert

Job Reference: 918-NM6366

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
SN-OD Team
Various around the UK
£38,890 to £44,503 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.

To find out about the Webinars we are holding, please see the attached poster within the Additional Documents section

It is essential that applicants arrange to attend a virtual visit or informal conversation with the recruitment manager. This can be done either before application or during the selection process but must be completed prior to the selection day.

For further details regarding the location of our current vacancies, and details regarding informal visits please see the Recruitment Benefits in the Additional Informationlink.

Selection days are being held by video during the first two weeks in December.

This is your chance to be a true specialist.


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.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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