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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/01/2020.

Specialist Nurse - Infectious Diseases

Job Reference: 349-WYTH-1489-19

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Infectious Diseases
Wythenshawe, Manchester
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a. (p

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

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Department of Infectious Diseases


Band 6 Specialist Nurse Infectious Diseases 12 month Fixed Term Contract



Applications are invited for the above post within the Infectious Diseases department of the Respiratory Division. The role is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a diverse service. The successful candidate will work alongside the 5 other specialist nurses in the delivery of the different aspects of the service detailed below.


Within Infectious Diseases there is a national service for patients with Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Allergic Aspergillosis and other fungal infections. Specific duties will include supporting patients in clinics and on the wards, advising patients and relatives on the telephone, contributing to home care delivery of antifungals including preparation of written advice materials for patients and contributing to the monthly patient meetings and weekly MDTs.


There is a service to assess and treat patients with chronic hepatitis B & C infection. This service is currently developing outreach services in the community. Duties include direct contact with patients in clinic, advising and supporting patients and carers over the telephone, liaising with other clinicians and referrers both within the Trust and in the community and to attend the educational events as required.


Also there is a service for Tuberculosis where the clinicians have direct contact with patients in clinic, the patients are supported over the telephone and when needed are visited at home.


The team of Infectious diseases specialist nurses cover several areas of infectious diseases and it is expected that the specialist nurses are able to cross-cover services during periods of leave.


Previous applicants need not apply

Any candidates who wish to discuss the appointment should contact Deborah Kennedy or Jenny White 0161 291 5429

For further details / informal visits contact:

Deborah Kennedy or Jenny White 0161 291 5429

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

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 race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

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