Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Transfusion Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Blood Safety and Conservation
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
27/04/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


 Post – Transfusion Practitioner

Band 6, 1.0 WTE, Permanent


We are seeking a Transfusion Practitioner to join our blood safety team.  We have a fully electronic transfusion management system that is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes. The post holder will work within a team of highly specialised practitioners responsible for Blood Safety and Conservation.


The role is multi-dimensional and will encompass aspects of policy and guideline development, education, audit, incident review in clinical practice and the provision of accurate and timely reports.  The role is firmly grounded in being a visible presence in clinical areas to ensure that staff are supported to achieve safe transfusion practice in the use of blood and blood components. 


The post holder will be expected to have upheld the professional standards required by the NMC. To be the successful candidate, you will have held a position as a staff nurse with a minimum of three years’ experience.  Knowledge of the use of blood components,  good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team are essential. Knowledge of the alternatives to transfusion and experience of audit would be advantageous.


The successful candidate will be fully supported by the Blood Safety and Conservation team and a supportive orientation period will be provided.  We actively encourage informal visits to meet the team. 


Closing Date 27-Apr-2018

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

·         Marie Casey on 01865 572498 or Marie.Casey@ouh.nhs.uk

·         Sue Pavord on 01865 220330 or Sue.Pavord@ouh.nhs.uk

Caryn VanderReit on  01865  857744 or Caryn.vanderriet@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726