Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Part time
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Transfusion Practitioner Band 6

Main area

Laboratory medicine – Blood Transfusion


Band 6


Fixed term: 12 months


Part time - 7.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rata

Salary period



02/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking for an organised, caring and motivated candidate to work within our small Transfusion Practitioner team delivering training and education to clinical colleagues regarding blood transfusions. This will be alongside other transfusion-related duties which support the effective running of the transfusion service with a strong focus on patient safety. This is a 1 year fixed-term post for 7.5 hours per week to cover the reduced hours of another member of the team.

The UHS Blood Transfusion Laboratory provides 35,000 red cell units to patients per year. The service covers 5 hospital sites. Our service includes exciting specialities such as a Major Trauma Centre, Haematological Transplant Service and a children's hospital. The service operates 24/7 365 days per year. Blood Transfusion is a forward- thinking department, essential to the running of the hospital, with a focus on innovation and consistent improvement.

Main duties of the job

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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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
  • Provide training and competency assessment to staff involved in the Blood Transfusion process
  • Auditing various Blood Transfusion related processes
  • Incident investigation and preventative measures
  • Contribute to ongoing improvement and development of the Blood Transfusion service
  • Ensure compliance with Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005
  • What we're looking for

    We are looking for a registered Nurse with experience in administration of blood components and a keen interest in training and education.

    The successful candidate will be able to manage their own workload, work well under pressure and be an excellent communicator. The role requires accurate record keeping and attention to detail.

    The role is based at Southampton General Hospital and requires working within the core hours of 8-6pm from Monday to Friday.

    Additional information

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

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • RGN with current NMC registration. First degree in health related subject
  • ENB998 or mentorship
  • Desirable criteria
  • Qualification in speciality
  • Leadership training
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Acute nursing experience (minimum 2 years) in area of high blood usage
  • Experience of teaching and supporting colleagues and/or students with learning
  • Desirable criteria
  • Involvement with risk assessment
  • Experience of adverse incident investigation
  • Awareness of research and audit methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Assertiveness and confidence with ability to influence colleagues, ability to work in a challenging environment, self motivated, good time management, good IT skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills, team player, shows initiative, diplomatic, excellent communicator, adaptable, innovative, ability to organise and delegate
  • Non-judgmental, caring attitude
  • Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications with patients and colleagues of all levels
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment, flexibility, quick thinker, good presentation skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Ability to conduct an audit & produce reports
  • 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 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, 136.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 150.3KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Jonathan Ricks

    Job title

    Lead Transfusion Practitioner

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    023 8120 6440
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