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Blood Transfusion
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
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Oxford Road Campus Manchester includes cross site working
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
26/07/2019 23:59
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Lead Transfusion Practitioner

Band 8a

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are offering an exciting opportunity to Lead the Specialist Transfusion Practitioner Team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) which is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual with a passion for quality, safety and improvement, with proven leadership skills.

You must be a Registered Nurse with substantial post qualification experience and have valid registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register, and have excellent written and verbal skills.

You will have the ability to lead, inspire and operationally support the transfusion specialist nurse team across all sites.

You must be motivated with extensive experience in transfusion to join and lead this team, promoting safe and appropriate transfusion practice across the Trust. You will liaise closely with the Transfusion laboratory and clinical staff across all Divisions and will also be involved in teaching and assessing staff of various grades and disciplines.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in the Trusts vision for improving Patient Blood Management supporting appropriate and safe transfusion care.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Claire Whitehead

Haematology Laboratory Manager

Division of Laboratory Medicine

0161 276 4421

If you have problems applying, contact

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Cobbett House
Oxford Road
M13 9WL
0161 276 6198