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Anticoagulation Practitioner/Nurse/BMS/Pharmacy

Band 5

Main area
Anti coagulation
Band 5
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
Macclesfield Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
27/01/2022 23:59

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From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network (NMCPS) in line with a NHSI directive.

Anticoagulation Practitioner

(suitable for Biomedical Scientists, registered nurses and other registered professional healthcare roles)

Band 5

Macclesfield Hospital / Leighton Hospital and community clinics across Cheshire

 30hrs permanent role

Main duties of the job

The post will be based in Macclesfield Hospital, permanent post, 30hrs part time   This is an interesting and important job, previous experience in this field is not essential as full training is given.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire. 

Cheshire Pathology Services is a collaborative of the Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts that has been providing pathology services for this area for over 10 years.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic, highly motivated and appropriately registered healthcare professional; preferably, with previous anticoagulation experience to join our friendly team.

Duties will include; assisting in the education of patients starting oral anticoagulants, dealing with telephone queries relating to treatment, working at outreach clinics alongside MLA’s, using the “DAWN AC” software to monitor and dose patients INR’s.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be an appropriately registered healthcare professional with an interest in Anticoagulation, have good organisational and communication skills, hold a full driving license and the regular use of your own car is essential as there are requirements to travel between clinics within the community.

Flexibility of start/finish time is essential; this is currently Monday – Friday between 08:00 – 20:00.

Anticoagulation experience is preferred but not necessary as full training will be provided.

This post is based at Macclesfield Hospital but cross-site working at Leighton Hospital will be a requirement at times

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Hons Biomedical Science
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD


Essential criteria
  • Be able to supervise support staff
Desirable criteria
  • Previous laboratory or anticoagulation experience
  • Experience of direct patient contact


Essential criteria
  • Able to work to SOP's
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Able to work under pressure
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carlee Buckingham
Job title
Anticoagulation Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01270 273285
Additional information

01270 273285 / 01625 661198