Sister/Charge Nurse

South West Area - Taunton
Band 6, £28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata
07 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
Charge Nurse, Sister
Job Type

Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6, £28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata

37.5 hours per fortnight / Permanent

Location: South West Area - Taunton

Ref: 918-NX3646

Have you ever thought about where the blood that you transfuse comes from? Are you thinking of taking a new direction in your nursing career? Looking for a change? If so come and work for us.

NHS Blood and Transplant collects over 7,000 blood donations every day providing vital blood and blood products that help to save and improve the lives of thousands of people every year. We are dedicated to making a difference and we need your help to do so.

We save lives but we don’t work in hospitals. No two days are the same in this fast moving and variable environment. We collect blood from donors in Donor Centres and also travel to where our donors are in mobile teams.

As a Sister/Charge Nurse in this autonomous role, you will lead and motivate a team of donor carers (similar to Health Care Support staff), use your clinical judgement to make safe decisions about suitability and ensure your team deliver a high standard of care that enables us to meet our regulatory and governance requirements. We need your leadership and management skills to ensure that patients receive safe blood and blood products and our donors feel safe and cared for. By giving the best experience we can for our donors, you will ensure they will want to return time and time again.

No prior specialist knowledge is required for this band 6 role; we value what you bring. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience, excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide all the training and support you will need with excellent learning and development opportunities and career progression.

The shift pattern for this role is 4 days per fortnight working 37.5 hours over these days, up to 9.5 hours a day.  The earliest start time would be 8 am with a finish time of approx. 6 pm.

The majority of shifts would be a late shift, when you would be starting at approx. 10 am, with a finish time of approx. 9 pm.   

An informal visit is highly recommended.  To arrange this or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Sally Bleeks at

This advert will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 14th November 2018, with interviews taking place at Taunton team base, Ryesland Way, Creech St Michael, Taunton, TA3 5TA on Tuesday 27th November 2018, subject to confirmation.

Take charge of your career and apply now.