Head of Nursing (Band 8C)
Therapeutic Apheresis Services

Location:  Nationwide - TBA
Job type:  Permanent
Salary:      £65,664 to £75,874 pa
Contact:    Kathleen Thompson 

Email:        kathleen.thompson@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Company:  NHS Blood and Transplant


Head of Therapeutic Apheresis Services (Band 8C)
Nationwide- UK (to be agreed)
£65,664 to £75,874 pa

Lead the lifeline 

Therapeutic Apheresis is a flagship service, and one where our renowned experts treat adults and children from eight specialist units across the country. This life-saving and life-enhancing team removes harmful, disease-forming proteins, chemicals and cells from patients’ blood. In addition, TAS provides cell collection services critical to cellular therapy and stem cell transplant supply chains. It could hardly be more important. And in this pivotal leadership role, you’ll be at its heart. 

About the role 

This is an excellent opportunity to take vital life-enhancing services to the next level. 

Bringing inspirational and professional leadership to our Therapeutic Apheresis Services, you’ll be accountable for the direct delivery of diverse services to patients and donors. We’ll look to you to create an environment in which patient-focused nursing practice is paramount. 

Taking the lead on clinical governance and quality across our range of Stem Cells and Therapeutics services, you’ll deliver a robust governance framework and ensure full compliance with all regulations. Continual improvement of quality of care will be a key focus for you.

You will have a crucial role to play in making sure we’re seen as the provider of choice for therapeutic services to NHS, academic, commercial and international customers. Leading on key areas of strategy development, you’ll position us at the cutting edge of technological innovation. Along the way, you will foster strategic relationships with key partners. 

About you 

• Highly experienced and skilled NMC Registered Nurse
• Degree at Master’s level or equivalent relevant experience, gained by working at senior nurse and managerial level 
• Knowledge of a range of healthcare services 
• Knowledge of measuring patient experience and involvement agendas, with a track record of achievement in these areas
• Proven experience of influencing organisational development 
• Ability to turn strategic vision into practical reality and encourage innovation to improve services
• Demonstrable flair for leading and inspiring others through significant change, and for building strong teams and networks

About us 

At NHS Blood & Transplant, we have a simple but uniquely vital mission: to save and improve lives. Taking responsibility for blood, organs, tissues, stem cells and more, we do everything in our power to do our amazing donors justice and give a lifeline to thousands of people every year, by matching life-giving organs and blood to those who desperately need them. 

Everyone here is proud to serve the whole nation. Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace, we aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with. So we positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to championing and promoting equal opportunity. 

The normal working hours for this position are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

This advert will close at 23:59 on 24th September with interviews anticipated to take place on the 6th October 2021

For informal enquiries in relation to this role, please contact Kathleen.thompson@nhsbt.nhs.uk