Hepatology Research Nurse Specialist

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

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Band 7
Full Time
Hepatology Research Nurse Specialist - x 2 Band 7 Full-time 37.5 hours per week.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Hepatology Research Nurse Specialist, based primarily at MFT but often needed to provide support at the outreach clinics within the community.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of 10 hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology, Genomic Medicine and infectious diseases.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching

Attracts, develops and retains great people

Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Main duties of the job

What we're looking for

We are seeking to employ a Registered Nurse with either research experience and/or extensive clinical experience within the disease field and have an interest in research. We're looking for two full time Band 7 Hepatology Research Nurse Specialist to coordinate and deliver Hepatology research studies at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

If you are committed to providing high quality care to patients and helping them to make the right decisions about their treatment options, with the skills to guide and advise them throughout their research journey, this role could be for you.

You'll be joining an award-winning and diverse team of experts at MFT who are making a difference to the future of care in the NHS by asking questions and finding out the answers.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can contribute to the development of research within the Collaborative Surgery Research team. The Collaborative Surgery Research team facilitates and supports research delivery in different specialties of research within MFT, with a particular focus on the delivery of Colorectal, Gastroenterology, Trauma & Orthopedics, ENT, Hepatology, and Surgery.

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- currently registered with the NMC
  • Degree in healthcare subject or equivalent level of experience
  • Mentorship training
  • ICH-Good Clinical Practice certificate


  • Teaching or Mentorship Qualification
  • Relevant Counselling skills



  • Understanding of Clinical Research
  • Significant recent experience of caring for patients with liver disease.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Experience of driving change in care settings
  • Post registration experience of working in and managing patients with liver disease
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines
  • Proven experience of dealing with a busy workload
  • Evidence of leadership skills


  • Post registration experience of working in a clinical environment as a clinical research nurse.
  • Experience of managing clinical trials
  • Data management experience
  • Knowledge of clinical and research governance
  • Knowledge of Trust policies and procedures

Training and experience


  • Significant Band 6 Clinical Nurse experience.
  • Evidence of good organisational and planning skills.
  • Experience of change management.
  • Evidence of Innovation.
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional and personal development.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience in planning/organising workload of self and others


  • Data management experience.
  • Audit experience.
  • Evidence of writing standard operating procedures

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent communication
  • Awareness and respect for confidentiality
  • Demonstrate IT skills including email and Microsoft office programs(including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of patient information systems
  • Coordinates care pathway for patients with liver disease as per standard of care or research.
  • Manages, assesses and supports the physical and psychological needs of the patients.
  • Training and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates an interest in research


  • Evidence of IT training
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of information governance
  • Wide range of clinical skills including venepuncture
  • Good presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford Road campus

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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