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Lead Nurse - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

Job Reference: 918-NX4937

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services - North West
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

No previous apheresis experience required


Are you a registered nurse with relevant experience in an appropriate 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 Liverpool, based in the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

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

No prior knowledge of therapeutic apheresis is required because in-house full 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.

Your unit will provide a routine Monday to Saturday 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 improves 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.

Interviews will be held on 17th and 18th December 2019

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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