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Lead for communicable diseases and practice educator

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of the successful applicant will be to have leadership over the identification and management of communicable disease e.g.Hep C but also viruses such as HIV and Covid. They will take a lead in the development and implementation of robust pathways and policies for the management of these diseases.

Working with staff from all healthcare disciplines they will ensure that they have the necessary skills and training to meet the national targets and performance indicators set by commissioners and NHS England

Further to this, the post holder will also take a lead in facilitating and supporting the clinical, professional, and educational development of the healthcare workforce colleagues. The post is suitable for registered nurse with extensive clinical experience and preferably with Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) qualification.

Main duties of the job

Ensure seamless delivery of care by demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills (written and verbal) in order to liaise with primary, secondary and independent sector professionals.

Empower patients through appropriate support and education.

Facilitate the integration of patient goals for health and social care into current care plans and future health needs.

Undertake overall responsibility for the management of the National Screening programmes within HMP Wymott.

Line management of nurses within the healthcare service

Support the Hepatology/ Blood borne virus teams with service delivery, expansion and complying with protocols

Lead in the management of treatment for viral hepatitis c to ensure effective care co-ordination to an identified caseload, maintaining safety and concordance with NHS England guidance

Manage referrals and complete screening assessments such as DBST, sexual health, HIV etc.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Manchester is proud of its diversity and we very much welcome applications from groups who are currently under represented within our workforce and Senior Leadership this includes, but is not exclusive to, people who identify as BAME, LGBTQI+ and people who have disabilities.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Professional registration as registered general nurse (RGN)


  • Professional Nurse Advocate Qualification



  • Experience in delivering the National Screening Programmes


  • Experience of working as a manager or team leader, including management of disciplines other than own background.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Wymott

Ulnes Walton


PR28 6LW

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