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Area Session Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 918-NX3814

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
South Midlands Area
East Woodley
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

Post Title: Area Session Sister / Charge Nurse

Band: 6

Salary: £28,050 to £36,644 per annum

Allowances: London Fringe HCA supplement of 5% basic salary -seebelow

Hours / Contract: 75 hours per fortnight / Permanent

Location: South Midlands Area

Vacancy Ref: 918-NX3814

Have you ever thought about where the blood that you transfuse comes from? Are you thinking of taking a new direction in your nursing career? Looking for a change? If so come and work for us.

NHS Blood and Transplant collects over 7,000 blood donations every day providing vital blood and blood products that help to save and improve the lives of thousands of people every year. We are dedicated to making a difference and we need your help to do so.

We save lives but we don’t work in hospitals. No two days are the same in this fast moving and variable environment. We collect blood from donors in Donor Centres and also travel to where our donors are in mobile teams.

As an Area Session Sister / Charge Nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (similar to Health Care Support staff), across the South Midlands region, covering Swindon, Reading, Oxford and Slough areas, use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about suitability and ensure your team deliver a high standard of care that enables us to meet our regulatory and governance requirements. We need your leadership and management skills to ensure that patients receive safe blood and blood products and our donors feel safe and cared for. By giving the best experience we can for our donors, you will ensure they will want to return time and time again.

No prior specialist knowledge is required for this band 6 role we value what you bring. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience, excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide all the training and support you will need with excellent learning and development opportunities and career progression.

This post is subject to a London Fringe High Cost Area supplement of 5% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum payment of £1,733.

The shift pattern for this role is flexible and will be discussed at interview. The earliest start time would be 8:30 am with a finish time of approx. 5 pm, if on a late shift you would be finishing at 9 pm.

An informal visit is highly recommended. To arrange this or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Valentien Crook-Jones at

This advert will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 6th February 2019, with interviews taking place at NHSBT Oxford Donor Centre, Part Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford. OX3 9BQ on Wednesday 20th February 2019, subject to confirmation

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.

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

UK Registration

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

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