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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/03/2021.

Lead Nurse - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

Job Reference: 918-NX6849

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services - Sheffield
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Previous apheresis experience is not essential - there will be a required commitment to a training period

Are you a registered nurse with experience in a clinical area, such as Haematology, Neurology, Acute Medicine/Surgery, ICU/CCU or Haemodialysis/Apheresis?

Do you have experience of mentoring, teaching and clinical/ward management and are passionate about leadership?

If yes, then this could be the career for you!

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) provide vital services to the NHS, improving patient outcomes and saving lives. We have a fantastic opportunity for you to become part of our essential and cutting-edge work by joining our Therapeutic Apheresis Services team (TAS).

TAS provide life saving and life enhancing treatments to adults and children across a range of clinical specialities using technology that exchanges, removes, or collects certain components of the blood.

Our TAS Units currently provide these specialist patient treatments from eight units based within NHS Trusts across England. This post is for our TAS unit in Sheffield, based in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

As the Lead Nurse you will manage and be the clinical leader within a defined area for provision of safe and effective Therapeutic Apheresis Services.

No prior knowledge of therapeutic apheresis is required as full in-house training will be given. However, success in this role will depend on excellent communication skills to develop and build relationships, integrating your team within a new structure.

The unit currently provides a routine Monday to Friday apheresis service, in addition, an on-call rota will provide 24/7 emergency cover. You will be supported by a Local Medical Consultant, a Senior Management Team and other units across England who work closely to support each other.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a team of nurses to save and improve lives of our patients and donors. In return, NHS Blood and Transplant is a great national organisation to work for and we offer a rewarding career with great benefits, plus every opportunity for development through a comprehensive in-house training package and support for academic study.

The advert will close for applications at midnight on the evening of Sunday 14th March. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April.

For informal enquiries please contact Louise Collingwood at or Abby Faver at

Please see the further information section for more information on Therapeutic Apheresis.

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 are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect 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.

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