Specialist Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This post is based at WTWA Manchester Heart Centre with cross site cover


Permanent Post - full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced nurse to join our team. The successful applicant must have relevant experience in cardiology, be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, good time management, be able to work well under pressure both within a team and independently and work flexibly to the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

This post covers a wide range of specialist services including the Nurse-Led Valve Surveillance Clinics and the Stress Echocardiography service. It involves the management of patients undergoing various cardiac echocardiographic procedures and specific procedural responsibilities includes undertaking pharmacological (dobutamine) stress echo and physiological (supine bicycle and treadmill) stress echo, bubble and contrast studies and Transoesophageal echocardiograms.

The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the clinical governance process.

Demonstrate leadership skills

Possess clinical assessment skills and excellent clinical decision-making skills

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Be dedicated and motivated in providing exceptional patient care

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification study at postgraduate level or equivalent knowledge.
  • Teaching / mentor qualification


  • Recognised relevant post graduate education



  • Nurse - Relevant Experience at Band 5 in the relevant setting.
  • Evidence of working independently
  • Participating in audit / patient surveys
  • Evidence of managing within a clinical area.
  • Ability to work and as part of a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team
  • Awareness of relevant national and local targets / NSF frameworks.
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Awareness of the Clinical Governance agenda


  • Working with students
  • Evidence of undertaking a project

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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