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Senior Pleural Specialist Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month fixed Term/secondement to join the pleural team as a Senior Pleural Specialist Nurse.

We are looking for a highly motivated induvial with an interest in caring for patients with pleural disease.

As part of the nursing team you will take part in Nurse led clinics and participate/perform pleural procedure to aid managing patients symptoms and assist with developing management plans

12month Fixed Term/Secondment

Band 7 - 37.5 hrs per week

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible and play a central and pivotal role in the management of patients with Pleural disease and bring a valuable and varied skill set. The specialist pleural practitioner will play a key role in reducing the length and improving the quality of Care and experience for respiratory and oncology patients.

The post holder will Focus on early assessment and intervention in patients with pleural disease, facilitating early supported discharge, admission and readmission avoidance and providing holistic care throughout the patient journey.

The post holder will be an integral part of the Respiratory team, supporting the team in meeting all requirements set locally, nationally. They will also support the annual peer review process.

The post holder will work independently, planning and organising own time, design and implement systems to improve and develop the MFT pleural team and the MDT process. Use strong persuasive and negotiation skills and demonstrate tact when dealing with conflicting team requirements.

Those taking on the role as a Senior Pleural Specialist Nurse will be supported by a consultant Respiratory Physician and the clinical lead for the service

Please see the Job description for more information

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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant Band 6 in lung cancer or relevant setting
  • Experience of relevant CPD
  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Communication Skills training
  • Knowledge/undertaking of pleural procedure


  • Experience of working in a nurse led service
  • Working within a pleural service
  • Evidence of managing a team/service

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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