Haemophilia Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
November 28, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 6 months
Working Time:Full time
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Haemophilia Nurse Specialist Band 6

Main area

Specialist Nurses


Band 6


Fixed term: 6 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rota

Salary period



28/11/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton is looking for a full time, motivated and dynamic nurse to join our small, friendly and innovative team at the Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (HCC) for a 6 month secondment to cover increased service demand.

The Southampton HCC cares for over 400 children and adults with inherited and acquired bleeding disorders, including approximately 50 patients with severe haemophilia. It mainly serves patients from Hampshire, Dorset, The Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Guernsey. A fully comprehensive service from initial diagnosis to care in the hospital and community is provided. Southampton is at the forefront of research in haemophilia, with a particular focus on gene therapy.

The HCC adult and paediatric teams work closely together and the post holder will be joining 2 adult and 1 paediatric haematology consultants, a haemophilia CNS, Physiotherapist, Research Nurse, Haematology SpR and Laboratory staff

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • You will be supporting patients with haemophilia and their families, often from birth, including intravenous access training, home visits and school visits.
  • Organising and administering treatment to children and adults with bleeding disorders either due to acute bleeding or elective/emergency surgery
  • Advising patients with immune thrombocytopenia on treatment
  • Supporting haematology consultants in bleeding disorder clinics
  • Ensuring care of patients with inherited bleeding disorders meets national ‘Care of People with Inherited and Acquired Haemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders' quality standards

    This role is required to cover hours Monday-Friday 0830-1630. We would welcome applications for those wishing to work full/part time.

    This role would suit a dynamic, motivated and innovative person who enjoys learning while they work and supporting patients to lead to a better quality of life.

    You will need to have excellent communication skills to support MDT working across multiple hospital sites and to patients and their families.

    You will be required to provide practical support such as training patients and relatives in administering medications at home

    You will need to have completed and passed the medicines management module as you will be requiring to review and administer medications

    You must be competent in IV Skills


    Interviews will be held on Monday, 12 December 2022

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • RN Child or Adult
  • Evidence of on-going personal development.
  • Child Protection and Domestic Violence Awareness.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Specialist qualification
  • Graduate
  • IV Therapy course/skills
  • Recognised teaching qualification.
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience in relevant speciality.
  • Ward/department management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern.
  • Mentorship experience
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control
  • •provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice in the role of practice supervisor
  • Desirable criteria
  • Teaching experience.
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice.
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to use initiative
  • Analytical decision-making skills.
  • Team player
  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Aware of learning needs
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 161.6KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 198.2KB)
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