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Nurse Practitioner - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

Job Reference: 918-NX4674

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services - Sheffield
Northern Region - Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

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

Our Therapeutic Apheresis Units provide specialist patient treatments to both adults and children from units located within NHS Trusts throughout England. Our work is spread across a range of clinical specialties and we perform the full range of apheresis services, for example performing stem cell harvests, white cell depletions, red cell exchanges and plasma exchanges.


As a regional therapeutic apheresis nurse practitioner you will be supporting activity in our Units in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds or Sheffield working under the guidance of the Lead Nurses. Your ideal base location will be at the site closest to your current location. Due to the travel involved in this role you may be entitled to a lease car, please see the Benefits of Working at NHSBT link in the Additional Information section of the advert.

You will be an experienced, registered adult nurse with current general NMC registration (RNA or RN1). 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 and flexibility to travel to meet the changing activity.


As well as your nursing registration, you will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate clinical area, such as Haematology, Neurology, Acute Medicine/Surgery, ICU/CCU or Haemodialysis/Apheresis. In addition you should have experience of mentoring, teaching and leadership in clinical/ward environment.

Our Therapeutic Apheresis Units operate Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5.30pm. Some Units are considering the introduction of a Saturday shift. Travel time will be incorporated in your working hours so your working week of 37.5 hours is likely to be a 4 day week depending on expected travel times from your location. You will also participate in a regional 24/7 emergency on-call rota.

This is a unique opportunity to work across different clinical units to provide specialist and life saving treatments. In return, NHSBT 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.

For more information about Nurse Practitioners in Therapeutic Apheresis Services, please visit our NHSBT Careers website (see further links section)

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Abby Faver by email at

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 15th September 2019, with interviews expected to be held on 3rd or 4th October 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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