Lead Nurse - Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS)

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Leeds

Job Description

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 Leeds, based in the St James 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.

Applications for this post will close on the evening of Sunday 5th December 2021 at 23:59pm with interview dates yet to be confirmed.

For further information please contact Neil Anderson on email [email protected]


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