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Job Vacancy: Haemoglobinopathy Nurse Counsellor

Updated: Feb 9


Employer: Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Project

Location: Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley

Salary: £35,392 pro rata per annum

Closing date: 13th February 2024

Reference: 078


The Organisation

The Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Project was established in 1990 to address health inequalities in service provision to those families in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley  affected by sickle cell disease or thalassaemia. The organisation has been addressing these issues including issues that emerge from the community it seeks to serve.


Our aim is to support children and families affected by Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia by:

  • Working closely with the NHS and other partners by helping with the screening and counselling of those at risk or affected by sickle cell or thalassaemia- NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme ​Increase awareness by developing a comprehensive education and training programme for community groups, carers and health professionals ​Offer support, advice and coordination of care to individuals and families where there is a major haemoglobin disorder​​ ​Act as a specialist resource for other professionals and communities at risk

Job Purpose

The postholder will work in partnership with other providers of health & social care to develop and deliver services to affected adults and children with haemoglobinopathies in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and other neighbouring localities.  

The post holder will provide counselling to support both the antenatal and neonatal (NHSE) screening programmes https://www.gov.uk/guidance/sickle-cell-and-thalassaemia-screening-programme-overview


This will involve information giving to couples and individuals identified as carriers of sickle cell and thalassaemia and those affected by the conditions. 


The postholder will provide case management, including some clinical care and health promotion for individuals and their families.  The post holder will also be involved with increasing awareness of haemoglobinopathies by means of disseminating information, knowledge, and the training and education of members of the health profession.  This will involve the education and monitoring of sickle cell and thalassaemia patients with the documentation of accurate patient data.


They will also liaise, where appropriate, with other healthcare professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings and other relevant agencies. They will assist with the coordination of clinical care and other supportive therapies.


Closing date for applications: 13th February 2024 @ 4pm

Interviews: 19th & 20th February 2024

Applications: Please request an application form from:  admin@sctsp.org.uk


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