The responsibilities of a haematology nurse are very similar to that of an oncology nurse. Haematology nurses care for patients who have various types of blood related cancers/disorders such as leukaemia, lymphoma, sick-cell anaemia, Hodgkin’s disease and haemophilia. They often work in special nursing units or they are employed in private organisations or by doctors who deal majorly with blood-related disorders. Hospitals, blood clinics and cancer wards also employ these specialist nurses.
A haematology nurse specialises in treating patients who suffer from any type of blood related disease. These nurses are responsible for direct as well as indirect patient care. Direct care involves administering injections, collecting blood samples, ordering tests and operating specialist machinery. Indirect care involves participation in administration work such as record keeping and collecting information.