The coordinating voice for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic transplant donation

NHS Blood and Transplant seeking registered nurses

Dear Colleague,

NHS Blood and Transplant is an inclusive employer that values difference and
promotes diversity at all job levels to embed a culture where everyone belongs and
succeeds on merit. We embrace applicants from underrepresented groups
(particularly Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) and strongly encourage applicants
from these backgrounds to come join us to help create a workforce which reflects
and understands the make-up of the communities we serve.

We offer a supportive and safe environment of mutual respect where standards of
professional conduct and non-discriminatory behaviour are adhered to. Our
unwavering dedication to delivering excellent public service in organ donation is
matched by our commitment to championing equal opportunity in principle and
embodying it in practice.
At NHS Blood and Transplant, we are dedicated to saving and improving lives. We
provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation
services in England and organ and tissue donation services across the whole UK.
We can offer a nursing environment like no other. Life at NHS Blood & Transplant is
as fascinating, diverse and endlessly changing as it is moving, motivating and
challenging.

We are currently seeking registered nurses with acute hospital or end of life care
experience who have a passion for organ donation and transplantation to join our
network of Specialist Nurses-Organ Donation (SN-ODs). In November we will be
advertising to fill positions across the UK.

Our SN-ODs are instrumental in promoting and facilitating the awe-inspiring journey
of organ donation and transplantation in a highly varied role. They liaise with the
families of potential donors and play an active role in donor assessment and
characterisation and ensure the care and safety of donors and recipients alike.
Our SN-ODs receive detailed training in communication and family support,
especially in the end-of-life decisions conversations.

This training enables them to explore individual’s decisions, or the families wishes, providing specific donation
information tailored to the individual case. Involving the SN-ODs from the initial end
of life care discussions enables a relationship between the family and SN-OD to
develop and for better support for the family through the end-of-life care process.
To find out more about the role of SN-OD and the fantastic opportunities that exist
right across the UK, NHS Blood and Transplant are holding webinars in November in
collaboration with their trusted friends from the National BAME Transplant Alliance,
British Sikh Nurses, Filipino Nurses UK and the Caribbean & African Health Network.

You can register to attend one of the webinars via the Event Bright link below:

Sunday 14th November (1400-1600):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/191764672297
Wednesday 17th November (1900-2100):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/191766638177

Further information on accessing the above webinars or for more information on
joining our team, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the number or email
address below.
Yours sincerely,

John Stirling
Head of Operations, Organ Donation
and Nursing
NHS Blood and Transplant
Email: John.stirling@nhsbt.nhs.uk

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