Nursing Assistant - Various

Manchester University
Trafford General Hospital, Manchester
Competitive salary
08 Apr 2021
16 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven 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.

Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding caring role in the NHS? Do you have excellent communication skills, a friendly approachable nature and a willingness to always help? If yes right now at Trafford General Hospital, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Qualified and Trainee Nursing Assistants to support the Multidisciplinary team to provide high standards of personal care for our patients.

Trafford General Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for fragility fracture, neuro rehab, stroke rehabilitation, rehabilitation, complex discharge and elective surgery patients. To succeed, you'll need to be committed to delivering high quality, patient focused care with pride and respect and have excellent interpersonal skills.

It really is a great chance to join an innovative team in a Trust that has integrated health, teaching, research with excellent facilities right in the heart of Manchester. As well as offering a diverse range of services to over a million patients a year, our specialist hospitals have a real community feel and are home to hundreds of world-class clinicians and academic staff.

You will need to have (or be committed to working towards):
  • An NVQ or apprenticeship Level 2 in Care (or equivalent) - if you don't have this, we'll support and pay for you achieve this qualification this whilst in role
  • Excellent communication skills - in particular listening skills
  • A friendly, open, empathetic and compassionate communication style
  • A strong ability to engage with patients, visitors and colleagues
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Patient Observations
  • Assisting the Nursing Staff with maintaining our patient's activities of daily living
  • Willingness to learn new skills based on the needs of our patient group.

In return for all your hard work we can offer you a great opportunity to care and support patients with their various needs and developing your skills and experience in abundance. What's more, you'll make great friends with new colleagues, a comprehensive Induction programme, a minimum of 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), access to a range of employee benefits including childcare vouchers, staff discounts and salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme. What could be better?

We are looking for highly motivated and organised individuals within several of our areas which include: Trafford Opal Acute Unit: TOAU is a 21 bedded acute frailty ward and 8 bedded Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit that cares for patients with a complex mix of acute medical problems. Our multi-professional team are able to provide close observation and expert care. Ward 2 : Ward 2 is a 25 bedded ward that provides care and discharge planning for patients who have complex care needs. Ward 3 : Ward 3 is a 40 bedded specialist unit for rehabilitation that cares for those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, complex strokes or have a long term neurological conditions. Ward 6 : Ward 6 is a 18 bedded specialist stroke rehabilitation unit. Ward 11 : Ward 11 is an 18 bedded specialist stroke rehabilitation unit. ELM Unit: The ELM unit is a 30 bedded specialist fragility and fracture rehabilitation ward.

Applicants on the 12-month apprenticeship will be paid at £17,004 per annum and will progress to Band 2 £18,005 - £19,337 per annum upon successful completion. If you are already qualified, you will commence at the bottom of Band 2.

To apply simply complete the application form on NHS jobs or the MFT careers website. Further information regarding the role can be found on these websites in the job description. Full and part time hours are available, shift patterns are flexible across early, late and night shifts. Any specific requirements should be discussed during your interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSarah PickenJob titleMatronEmail addressSarah.Picken@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number07973700480

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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.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

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.

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