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Transfusion Practitioner

Band 7

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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£38,035 - £48,256 per annum inclusive
18/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Transfusion Practitioner: Band 7 – Feb/ March 2018

An opportunity has arisen to join the Transfusion Practitioner team at UCLH Foundation Trust. We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic individual from a nursing/ laboratory background. You must have significant post registration experience of blood & blood product transfusion practice in a clinical/ or at a laboratory environment.

This senior position requires a flexible, confident individual who can demonstrate excellent communication & interpersonal skills. You will be expected to liaise with all levels of staff involved in the transfusion process. The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team is essential. UCLH has embarked on the roll out of BloodTrack TX, to complement the remote electronic issue of blood transfusion across the Trust, to further improve patient safety.

This post has a Trust wide remit which includes:-

  • education & training
  • blood transfusion related risk management
  • service improvement
  • clinical audit
  • facilitation of change in the clinical environment
  • provision of specialist transfusion advice.
  • working as part of the Hospital Transfusion Team

The successful applicants will work in a varied, interesting & challenging role; the posts offer exposure to a wide range of different specialities. Appropriate experience is required, but additional training will be provided where necessary.


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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Chris Steward, Acting  Lead Transfusion Practitioner on direct dial 020 3447 2439 / mobile 07950 869 770
or Email: chris.steward@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 44 75051