Clinical Nurse Specialist Haemoglobinopathies Apheresis

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
21 May 2020
19 Jun 2020

Job Description

Clinical Nurse Specialist Haemoglobinopathies Apheresis

Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, dynamic, highly motivated and empathetic nurse to work with the haemoglobinopathy and day unit teams at the Royal London Hospital to manage a caseload of people requiring automated red cell exchange (ARCET).

The Royal London Hospital is one of the specialist haemoglobinopathy Teams (SHT) that form the East London and Essex Paediatric and adult haemoglobinopathy network.

Barts Health NHS Trust was also successful in its bid for sickle cell and thalassaemia Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Care Centre (HCC) status. As such the team will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and promoting a system and networked approach to the delivery of haemoglobinopathy services. Specifically the HCC will be providing support for the administrative aspects of networked care within the geographical area. For sickle cell disease, the networked area includes East London and Essex (Lot 7). For thalassaemia and rare inherited anaemias, the region covered is London and the South East (Lot 9).

This role, based at the Royal London, is to improve the service for people with sickle cell and thalassaemia requiring automated red cell exchange transfusion. You will work with all teams involved in their care to ensure that they receive the treatment required at the appropriate time, liaising with the day unit coordinator, scheduling team, interventional radiology, transfusion laboratory, nursing and medical staff and the patient. At present we have 2 Spectra Optia machine's and it is very important that the patients understand the importance of attending on time to optimise the availability of the service. You will also become proficient in the use of vascular access technology leading to setting up and running a training program for the nursing and medical teams.

Barts Health NHS Trust consists of the Royal London, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital and has over 828 sickle cell patients and 59 thalassaemia patients. Of these 126 are on the ARCET program. Others require ARCET in an emergency for an acute sickle cell episode. The workload increases annually as the adolescents transition to the adult service aged 16.

The role will include training and supervision of all staff to operate the Spectra Optia machine and assess competency.

We will provide a supportive environment that enables staff and students to develop ongoing learning.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

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As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals' who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

Ref: 40157CSSA

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