Transplant Coordinator

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited to join the Specialist Nurse for Transplant Coordinator team at Wythenshawe Hospital.

We are the specialist centre for lifesaving heart and lung transplant operations for the whole of the North West of England - serving a population of over 6.5 million in five major cities - Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Sheffield and Leeds.

Transplant patients from across the UK also choose to come to MFT to have their transplants, based on our excellent reputation and survival rates. We have had patients from far afield as Scotland, Ireland, Dorset, Cardiff, and the lsle of Man. Our renowned Transplant team is led by Director of Transplant, Mr Rajamiyer Venkateswaran.

Main duties of the job


To work closely with the Trust's Multidisciplinary Transplant Team, NHSBT and the Donor Co-ordinators to:

Assess patients' suitability for transplant.

Register patients on the Transplant Database at NHSBT.

Monitor patients whilst on the transplant waiting list.

Organise all aspects of retrieval and donor management of cardiothoracic organs from NW region.

Organise all aspects of Cardiothoracic Transplants at Wythenshawe Hospital.

Be familiar with current legislation on organ/tissue donation and transplantation. Provide advice to colleagues and other healthcare professionals.

Maintain Royal College Surgeons Audit and internal audit.

Promote research-based practice by initiating and participating in appropriate research projects.

Maintain an effective communications network.

Educate and inform potential transplant recipients.

Promote awareness and disseminate information amongst health care professionals and the general public regarding the need for organs/tissues for transplantation.

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 and NMC registration
  • Teaching/ assessor certificate or equivalent
  • Post registration training


  • Degree
  • Relevant postgraduate course
  • Non Medical prescribing



  • minimum 3 years' experience at band 5 in ITU/ Theatre/ Cardiothoracic/ Cardiology or respiratory nursing
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience working in with Heart and Lung Transplant patients and Ventricular assist devices
  • Involvement with audit and research



  • Ability to work unsupervised. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate within a MDT
  • Good time management skills


  • Presentation skills, Competent I.T. skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills - clinical reasoning



  • Understanding of care of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases
  • Understanding of heart and lung Transplantation
  • Clinical Governance


  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Awareness of national policies and developments in transplantation

Personal attributes


  • Flexible to meet service delivery needs, including participation with extending the working week.
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to work long working hours


  • Driving licence
  • Working within a small team

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester University Hospitals

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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