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Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) & HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
North Manchester
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) and HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist position within the Single Management Service Gastrointestinal Clinical Service Unit (CSU). The CSU brings together medical and surgical specialties dealing with diseases and disorders of the digestive system under one umbrella. As a Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI)/HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist you will become an integral part of our workforce and form part of our vision for achieving excellence. The post holder will provide expertise care and advice management, be motivated, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of the UGI/HPB nursing service to deliver specialist nursing care for patients diagnosed with UGI cancer through treatment and follow up. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver a nurse led triage service for suspected UGI cancer referrals. Working autonomously to review referrals, select appropriate investigations and manage results, with the support of medical colleagues.

You will have extensive experience as a band 6 CNS and demonstrate effective leadership.

The SMS Service is based across 3 hospitals in Greater Manchester, this post will be based at North Manchester General Hospital but will require cross site working.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will possesses excellent communication skills and have an ability to deal with service users and clinicians over the phone and in person in a polite and compassionate manner, you must have the ability to assess patients suitability to be directed straight to test investigations. You will be expected as part of your role to triage the suspected cancer referrals to the UGI/HPB service by assessing electronic referrals from GP's, communicating with the patient via the telephone to arrange suitable diagnostic investigations and review all results.

You will liaise with all members of the MDT, to facilitate the teaching of ward staff, patients, families and carers of all aspects of UGI/HPB disease. You will also be expected in conjunction with the audit team to record data, compile results and present them to relevant members of the MDT. You must be a dynamic flexible individual with advanced IT, administrative and organisational skills should ideally have a minimum of two year experience in UGI/HPB nursing and have shown a keen interest in developing your clinical skills and knowledge

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant Health degree/working towards
  • Qualified in speciality
  • Teaching qualification
  • Non - Medical prescribing or willingness to undertake


  • Masters or working towards masters in related subject
  • Management qualification



  • Minimum three years at CNS in relevant clinical speciality
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Significant evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff and patient groups


  • Evidence of presentations at local, regional, national level.



  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to make calm and rational decisions in the face of adversity
  • Evidence of risk management activities
  • IT/word processing skills
  • Able to demonstrate contribution of nursing role to clinical governance
  • Advance Communication skills training or a willingness to undertake


  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider the wider picture

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Rd, Crumpsall, Manchester

North Manchester

M8 5RB

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