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Specialist Nurse Practitioner for Paediatric Uveitis and Rheumatology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

This is a very exciting opportunity for a band 6 specialist nurse that encompasses both ophthalmic and rheumatology fields of care to support children who are undergoing treatment for uveitis and other similar autoimmune conditions. The role will require the successful candidate to help assess, instigate, manage, and care for children that require biologic and specialised treatment for this and similar conditions. It is a multifaceted role that requires excellent communication skills coupled with an exceptional knowledge of the treatment modalities to help the children and their families through this complex process.

The paediatric uveitis service has been in place in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for over 2 decades, the service is run in clinic by a multidisciplinary team including paediatric ophthalmic consultants supported by paediatric rheumatologists.

The service sees paediatric non-infectious inflammatory disease of idiopathic uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, sarcoidosis, granulomatosis of polyangiitis, and other autoimmune eye disease.

Main duties of the job

The role will be based both at the Manchester Royal Eye hospital and within the Rheumatology team with the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital. The specialist nurse will be expected to support the teams in the clinic setting helping to organise treatment and instigate any supporting investigations and counselling. Much of the support will be in order for the patients and their families to be able to guide a path through the treatment process. It will require the specialist to be able to undertake investigations and monitor results. It will also ensure the safety of the children and contribute to the clinical governance process within the service.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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



  • Relevant professional qualification (RN)
  • Educated to diploma level
  • Evidence of level 3 studies
  • Knowledge of uveitis, associated ophthalmology, and treatment modalities


  • Graduate or working towards first degree in health related subject
  • Paediatric Nursing qualification
  • Counselling qualification



  • Portfolio evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional and personal development, both clinical and managerial
  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Experience in working in clinic environment


  • Band 6 practitioner level experience with significant exposure to relevant speciality in Rheumatology service
  • Ophthalmic experience
  • Competent in the administration of Cytotoxic medication such as Methotrexate and Cyclophosphamide
  • Evidence with delivering structured patient education



  • Evidence of proven clinical record
  • Demonstrate clear logical thinking/ analytical approach
  • Maintained development of clinical leadership skills
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Able to articulate personal development needs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of audit/research recommendations
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Evidence of involvement in change management
  • Able to use IT applications such as Microsoft Office
  • Able to use clinical information systems
  • Demonstrates ability and knowledge on how to undertake audit and disseminate findings
  • Demonstrates knowledge of research based practice
  • Evidence of ability to manage own workload


  • Leadership qualification and/or programme
  • Evidence of Research and audit experience, or completed a research qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Education Team, 4th Floor, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Oxford Rd


M13 9WL

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