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Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to recruit to a newly Haemoglobinopathy Specialist nurse created to support our patients with the haematology service at North Manchester General Hospital, which is new to MFT and our established service at Trafford General Hospital.

The post will involve travel between both sites to provide care and support to patients within the Haematology Outpatient clinics on both sites.

The hours of work will be Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours worked usually between 08.00-16.00. As this is a cross site post covering 2 services, the successful applicant will be required to work 5 days a week.

Applications are encouraged from registered nurses with experience in caring for patients in a haematology/oncology outpatient setting.

Initially for training and support, the successful candidate will be required to spend time with the established CNS team at Oxford Road campus to develop skills and confidence in the role. Line management and ongoing professional support for this post will be provided by the Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist Team based on Oxford Road Campus.

Main duties of the job

You will have a clear understanding of the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist as a clinical expert, leader, researcher and educator. You will act as the key worker for patients with a haematological diagnosis. Your role will be an integral part of the Hematology department and you will be expected to contribute to educational sessions and MDT meetings regularly. You will also be committed to the development of specialist nursing practice and demonstrate evidence of on-going professional and academic development. You'll be encouraged to expand your knowledge, skills and competencies within a supported and friendly environment with training opportunities available to support you along the way. This is the perfect opportunity for the right person to extend their skills and develop expertise in this specialty

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.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our over 28,000 workforce to pursue their career goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from an extraordinary scale of opportunity.

We're also creating a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research & innovation through the introduction of Hive our new Electronic Patient Record system, launching in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, offering a robust infrastructure to facilitate high-quality research programmes. Moreover, we're excited to be progressing our MFT Green Plan along with our vison to become an Anchor Organisation, creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.

At MFT, we create & foster a culture of inclusion & belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open & transparent, protecting your health & wellbeing & shaping MFT's future 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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Educated to diploma level
  • Speciality qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Evidence of level 3 studies


  • Graduate or working towards first degree in health related subject



  • Minimum of band 5 practitioner level
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional and personal development, both clinical and managerial.
  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Haematology/Oncology experience


  • 2 years experience



  • Evidence of proven clinical record
  • Maintained development of clinical leadership skills
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Able to articulate personal development needs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of audit/research recommendations
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Evidence of involvement in change management


  • Undertaken a leadership programme e.g. LEO

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M13 9WL

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