Staff Nurse - Ward 46

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
10 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

As a Trust we are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients.

This Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, it means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams. We have opportunities for both highly motivated newly qualified and experienced nurses in our Care of the Elderly wards.

At MRI we have two wards dedicated to the care of older people and we are looking for highly motivated, compassionate and committed Band 5 nurses to join our team. Both wards have been awarded the prestigious Quality mark for Elder Friendly wards and in 2017, Ward 45 was named the Trusts "Most Improved Ward," and we are very proud to achieve Gold in their Accreditation.

Wards 45 and 46 have 56 beds combined and care for elderly patients with a wide variety of Acute Medical and Long Term conditions. Many of the patients we care for are living with Dementia and we are passionate about ensuring our ward environments are calm, therapeutic and support the needs of people who are frail or have cognitive impairment. The team are passionate about "Ending PJ Paralysis," and together with our team of Therapeutic Activity Coordinators we ensure that our patient's days are filled with meaningful and therapeutic activities such as Music and Film group sessions, Arts and Crafts and Reminiscence Time. The teams on both wards have embraced the MFT's "What Matters to Me," work and used it to ensure we find out what is most important to our patients, get to know them well and support them to be involved in all decisions about their care. We believe carers are key partners in care, and as such we are signed up to John's Campaign. We are committed to use a person centred approach in all we do and always "Remember the Person."

Our Nursing team works alongside our community and therapy teams to ensure all the appropriate support is provided to our patients on discharge to avoid avoidable harm or readmission to hospital. Our Elderly Care consultants provide strong clinical leadership and alongside our team of ANPs they work closely with the Acute Frailty Network to develop our service to ensure continuous improvement in care of the Older Person.

Many of our patients have their care, treatment and discharge planned under the Mental Capacity Act so our Nurses develop advanced knowledge and expertise in applying the MCA in practice. This allows our team to ensure our patients are safeguarded appropriately, and we are able to effectively support those who lack capacity to make decisions about their care.

Successful candidates will be supported by a strong management structure to provide excellent care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society, you will also be supported in your development to maximise your potential and progress in your career.

Our 12 month preceptorship programme provides support and guidance for newly registered healthcare practitioners and facilitates the transition from student to practitioner. This is achieved through a variety of learning methods integrated into a series of study sessions including preceptee induction, work life balance and teamwork, 4x workshops covering Self Awareness, Decision Making, Leadership and Preceptor Training. There is also a practice and professional development E-learning package A preceptor will support the preceptee in the clinical area with development of professional skills and acquisition of new skills. In addition to this we will support you by providing;
  • Part Time & Full Time flexible hours to accommodate your personal circumstances
  • Full induction programme supported by our Practice Development Team.
  • Specialised ongoing educational development with internal and external training opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • Support from senior nursing team and highly specialised nurses.
    You will also have access to the following staff benefits:
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Discounted First Bus Tickets
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Nursery on Site

So if you want a new start, there couldn't be a better time to join us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amanda Mealor on 0161 276 4616

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.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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