Haemoglobinopathy Nurse Specialist (MRI)

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
30 hours per week
Job ref
£26,565 - £35,577 (pro rata)
26/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Are you a Registered Nurse with substantial acute experience gained in haematology or acute medicine? Do you have a teaching qualification and a proven track record of enhancing the quality of the patient experience? Then we would like you to be a part of our Sickle cell and Thalassaemia team.

We are a regional specialist Haemoglobinopathy unit where excellent standards of care are underpinned by evidence based practice. The Trust’s Haemoglobinopathy service is the major unit in the North West of England offering a service for patients with Sickle cell disease and Thalassaemia. Our friendly, experienced team works hard but enjoys what it does, often going the extra mile to spend time with patients and their families in the hope that this encourages better care. Indeed, during their time with us, each patient is supported by robust, clinically excellent respiratory, renal, cardiac and critical care professionals.

We’re housed in a state of the art, purpose built unit that incorporates in and out patient care under the same roof too. You will also be working closely with the staff in the Sickle cell centre, the Eye Hospital and St Mary’s as we care for all aspects of the patients journey be it pregnancy or surgery (planned and unplanned)

A challenging but interesting and fulfilling role, you’ll be part of the well-established and dynamic multi-disciplinary team that strives to ensure our patients receive the best possible experience. The treatment plans are varied and there is a lot to learn. Indeed, whilst consolidating your existing knowledge, there’s so much more that you won’t experience anywhere else, thus making it a truly exciting place to work. The perfect opportunity for the right person to extend their skills and develop expertise in this specialty along the way you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge, skills and competencies within a supported and friendly environment. Put simply, the trust is a centre of excellence for care and research and we want you to come and be part of that excellence. Hard working and conscientious, with highly developed communication skills and a proven ability to lead, you must be well organised and have some computer skills. Willing to learn and happy to use your own initiative, you work well both independently and within a team. You also have a mature and thorough approach to your work and a real desire to take the service forward through quality initiatives and expanding nursing roles.

In return, you’ll find a various training opportunities are available on and off site, including study at level 3 and 4 specific to haemoglobinopathies. We’ll also offer you a personal development plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kath Stevenson - 0161 276 1234 or
Sarah Rys-Halska - 0161 276 8892

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 5137