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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Clinical Haematology / Stem Cell Transplantation

Job Reference: 290-RB5-CH-102

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Haematology
Hammersmith Hospital, London
£30,786 - £37,841 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

Band 5 Nurses

Haematology & Stem Cell Transplantation

‘It’s in our blood, is it in yours?’

The Clinical Haematology service based at Hammersmith Hospital offers nurses a unique and exciting opportunity to select a career pathway that will provide a wide range of malignant and non-malignant haematology experience working at the cutting edge of technological and therapeutic advancements in care. Nurses will have the opportunity to work in a leading specialist haematology centre, which runs one of the largest stem cell transplant (SCT) programmes in Europe, whilst also gaining experience in caring for patients with blood diseases such as leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sickle cell disease, aplastic anaemia, as well as, clotting disorders including haemophilia.


The haematology department operates innovative treatment pathways that include extended day care provision, day pain service, ambulatory care, apheresis and chemotherapy services, triage and assessment providing direct access to in-patient wards. Within this framework, nurses will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in managing acute patients undergoing SCT that will include administration of stem cells, managing severe immunosuppression and neutropenic sepsis, developing essential skills in chemotherapy, symptom control and end of life care, as well as, being exposed to research and clinical trials. We embrace a collaborative and patient focused approach to care and take pride in developing and promoting a skilled nursing workforce


At the heart of service development in recent years has been the growth of in-patient capacity providing up to 58 beds across three dedicated wards and the expansion of Day Care services that includes launching a seven-day service, providing a nurse-led apheresis service, direct access to specialist triage and assessment facilities, and a dedicated Day Pain service for sickle cell patients. In addition we have developed a successful Ambulatory Care treatment pathway, which includes low-risk out-patient SCT treatment pathways. Within this framework, our nurses have the opportunity across the clinical areas to develop advanced skills in managing acute patients undergoing SCT that will include administration of stem cells, managing severe immunosuppression and neutropenic sepsis, developing essential skills in chemotherapy, symptom control including pain control and end of life care, as well as, having knowledge of research and clinical trials.


We embrace a collaborative and patient focused approach to care and take pride in developing and promoting a skilled nursing workforce. We have also increased the scope of Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) roles and introduced Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) into the team, as we continue to invest in the development of our nursing workforce.

Previous experience in Clinical Haematology is not essential for band 5 nursing posts as we are committed to the professional development of our staff and provide a variety of educational and training opportunities that include a post-registration modular pathway to a degree in cancer care and other relevant specialist modules. We view this investment in our staff as essential to delivering high standards of patient care and positive patient experience.


Clinical Haematology is an exciting and extremely rewarding speciality to work in. See if a career in haematology is in your blood and watch this short film. You can see how we care for our patients, and you can get an idea of the progress and contribution you can make in our friendly and supportive team.


Please get in touch to find out more, we welcome requests for an informal visit and also look out for our Recruitment Days.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joy Pe Benito Matron on 020 3313 3346 or

Karen Bradley, Senior Nurse – Clinical Haematology & Oncology Services on 020 3313 5196 or


At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


Covid-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Once the vacancy that you have applied for has closed your application will be transferred to the Trac Recruitment System and you can expect emails from this site. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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