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Breast Care Nurse - Nightingale Centre

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

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Specialist Breast Care Nursing team full time 37.5hrs, 12 month fixed term period. We are based at The Nightingale and Prevent Breast Unit it is Europe's first purpose built breast cancer prevention and treatment facility and is a leading Breast cancer institute with a national and international reputation.

The Nightingale breastunit houses several key services that facilitate a fully integrated 'one stop' diagnostic pathway, providing a comprehensive screening, diagnostic, staging and treatment service for all patients with breast cancers. The service aims to provide a high quality, safe and supportive environment in order to care for patients diagnosed with breast cancer or benign disease, and aims to meet identified physical and psychosocial needs.We also provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art breast reconstruction service.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) for a Breast Care nurse. The post holder will be expected to provide knowledge and support to patients diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their families in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and in line with local and national targets. Working alongside the existing Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist team the post holder will act as key worker, carrying a clinical caseload. Excellent communication skills will ensure the post holder will be able to act as patient advocate whilst liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary team members when dealing with patients with complex issues. The specialist Breast Service at The Nightingale Unit is a screening and symptomatic service providing a full range of assessment investigations and treatment modalities for patients diagnosed with both benign and malignant breast disease. Our aim is to provide an excellent standard of care using specialist knowledge from the time of diagnosis and throughout the treatment trajectory.

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.

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
  • Relevant post qualifications at postgraduate level or equivalent knowledge.
  • Relevant study
  • Post graduate diploma
  • Teaching ,assessor or mentor qualification


  • ECDL



  • Nurse-minimum 3 years at band 5 in the relevant setting.
  • Working autonomously.
  • Participating in research and or clinical audit.
  • Evidence of leading area of work and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of national and local targets/NSF frameworks.
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Knowledge of Governance agenda


  • Working with multidisciplinary students.
  • Evidence of undertaking a project

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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