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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cleft Lip & Palate

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join a specialised team providing a first class service across the North West for babies born with a Cleft Lip and or Palate. As a clinical nurse specialist you will work within a MDT both in hospital and community settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will exercise higher levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care demonstrated through the agreed competency framework. S/he will provide specialist expertise and advice as a core member of a multidisciplinary cleft team specialising

in the management of children with clefts of the lip and/or palate and their families within the North West, the Isle of Man and the North Wales Clinical Network. S/he will demonstrate a sound understanding of the issues related to the identification, assessment, treatment and management of Cleft Lip & Palate patients, associated anomalies, and play a key role in the management of these families throughout the treatment period. S/he will monitor and improve standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidence based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues in the provision of skilled professional leadership. S/he will contribute to clinical governance within the service by understanding audit and research within this specialist field.

The post holder will work independently within the community, the hospital of birth, through acute episodes of admission for surgery, at joint clinics and nurse led clinics. S/he will be part of an on call service providing out of hours cover for the whole network area.

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 health visitor and or RN (Child)
  • Relevant experience
  • car driver
  • Evidence of continued development/education


  • Masters or working towards
  • evidence of presentations/ teachings local/national

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Hathersage Road


M16 7WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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