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Nurse Consultant SACRU

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Surgical Ambulatory Care Unit (SACRU), are introducing a permanent, full time Nurse Consultant role to surgical SDEC.

SACRU is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner lead Emergency Surgical Assessment unit. The unit currently accepts ambulatory general surgery and urology and ENT patients with a view to welcoming other specialties in the future. The aim is to rapidly assess, order relevant investigations and provide treatment to patients ideally resulting in admission avoidance.

We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity.

The role will sit under the division of surgery and theaters and will require you to work with the wider clinical and management teams to develop services and research within Surgical SDEC.

The post holder will provide:
  • 'Expert clinical practice' within the service for at least 50% of the post, ideally including undertaking training and taking on the Responsible Clinician role in practice:
  • Professional leadership and consultancy, including clinical supervision
  • Education, training and development of staff, and a range of other agencies.
  • Research into various aspects of service provision and service evaluation which involves this client group.

Main duties of the job

The Nurse Consultant will contribute to the development of the service which will offer swift access to specialist clinicians and a range of diagnostic tests to ensure that patients will not stay in hospital overnight if they are able to go home. This will incorporate the following:
  • Deliver a superior level of clinical expertise
  • Deliver high-level clinical leadership
  • Assimilate and standardise local and national quality standards/care pathways
  • Integrate research, into the clinical interface, through undertaking doctoral/post-doctoral nurse led research, disseminating, and assimilating results into clinical practice
  • Leading locally and nationally in implementation of QI, Audit, and education
  • Developing links and obtaining honorary contracts with HEIs
  • Optimise digital transformation opportunities for patient benefit, developing research through practice.

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



  • NMC registration
  • Non Medical Prescriber V300
  • Physical examination skills
  • Relevant CPD
  • Good working relationships with MDT
  • Masters in advanced clinical practice
  • Evidence of undertaking research


  • portfolio of publications

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Wythenshawe Hospital


M23 9LT

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