Apheresis Sister Visa Sponsorship Uk

May 19, 2024
£35.4 - £42.6 / year

Job Description


Job Summary


This is a fantastic opportunity to join the apheresis team within the Haematology department at University Hospitals Birmingham, which has one of the largest adult bone marrow transplant programmes in the UK. The post holder will work as part of a team to provide a continual high standard of nursing practice. He or she will receive comprehensive training in apheresis procedures such as stem cell collection, ECP, and CAR T collection. The position entails being part of the on-call team for haematological emergencies. He or she will fill in for team leaders and provide support to the department’s leadership and administration, with a focus on quality and clinical standards.


Main responsibilities, tasks, and abilities required

To provide nurse care to patients and relatives undergoing therapeutic apheresis.

Provide a specialised nursing care and assistance to volunteers and sibling donors.

Provide holistic assistance using knowledge and abilities throughout the process from diagnosis to post-care for apheresis.

Maintain clinical competency in all elements of apheresis.

Provide professional counsel and supervision while remaining competent in all elements of clinical care needed by this group of patients.

To coordinate the delivery of person-centered care for apheresis patients in close collaboration with the multi-professional team and treatment departments, including the apheresis medical lead, both within the Trust and other organisations.

Ensure prompt access to written and spoken information, offering advice and assistance so that an educated decision about treatment can be made.

Ensure that the outcomes of investigations and assessments are followed up on and acted on as needed.

Ensure that strong communication tactics are used throughout the unit to create a smooth pathway for service users.

During times of extreme stress and anxiety during treatment, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills in interacting with patients, carers, and staff throughout the patient journey.

Participate in the evaluation of the service in terms of clinical efficacy and clinical excellence through compliance with JACIE accreditation and HTA, adhering to local policies, and upholding the national Code of Practice on Infection Control.


About us.

We are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Our dedication to our employees is to offer the ideal environment for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and well-being of our employees, including a commitment to provide flexible working arrangements when possible;
We provide our employees with a wide range of training and development options to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our employees are treated fairly and feel like they belong by providing a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. This is about equal opportunity; eradicating all barriers, including prejudice, and ensuring that each individual member of staff reaches their full potential, achieves their goals, and thrives in their jobs. This isn’t just words. We’re taking action. Our dedication to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation, where every voice is heard, and is pushed by our varied and active staff networks, as well as the Fairness Taskforce, which is managed by our CEO. We foster a culture that encourages employees to oppose discriminatory behaviour and allows people to contribute their “full self” to a kinder, more connected, and bolder place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a smoke-free hospital.


Job Description

*Please Note: For a complete job description for this position, please check the attached Job Description*


Person Specification




*Educated to Diploma level or willing to pursue additional study.

*The appropriate short clinical skills course for the specialty.

*IV medication administration, venopuncture, and cannulation.



*Haematology experience.

*Experience working both independently and as part of a team.

*Current knowledge of clinical and professional difficulties.

*Knowledge of evidence-based practice.

*Understanding of audit and research-based nursing practice.

Additional Criteria:


*Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication abilities.

*Experience with patient assessment.

*Ability to use medical devices relevant to the specialty. Venopuncture and Cannulation

*Maturity and self-awareness.

*Cognitive sensitivity.

*A flexible and cheerful approach to work.


*Good health and attendance record.


*Experience managing a ward/dept environment.

*Experience with Trust’s “attendance management”


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This position is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, which requires a Disclosure application to be submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB) to check for any past criminal conviction.

Certificate of Sponsorship

applicants from job seekers who require existing skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are encouraged and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

From April 6, 2017, skilled worker applicants requesting for entrance clearance into the UK were required to show a criminal record certificate from each country where they had lived continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the previous ten years. This requirement also applies to adult dependents (those over the age of 18).Guidance can be found here. Criminal background checks for international candidates.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must hold current UK professional registration. For further information, visit the NHS Careers page.


For assistance with your application, contact:

Cara Cunningham & Joanne Bird