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Theatres Nursing Assistant

Manchester University
Wythenshawe Hospital, Wythenshawe
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Oct 2021
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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.

Nursing Assistant - Theatres

A Band 2 opportunity exists for Nursing Assistants to work in Theatres at Wythenshawe Hospital or Trafford General Hospital.

Join an organisation that cares for everyone. Bringing together ten hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond; at Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) we pool our knowledge, skills and resources to be the best for our patients, and each other. Each and everyone plays their part in providing outstanding care so join us and we'll give you every opportunity to build a hugely rewarding career with us, offering you great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to our patients. Whatever you're searching for in your next career move, whether you're looking to change your job or profession completely, you'll find real variety and fulfilment in the role of a Nursing Assistant at our Trust.

The role

We are looking for dedicated, empathetic, practical but above all hugely caring Nursing Assistants to join our team at Wythenshawe Hospital or Trafford General Hospital with the opportunity to work in Theatres. With a passion for helping others and an ability to demonstrate compassion in your approach to care for our patients, your support and 'hands on' work will offer not only our patients a more positive and reassuring hospital stay, but you individually; great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to the people whom you'll be caring for. You'll form a vital part of the team at the forefront of delivering direct care to our patients by communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs.

You will need to have an NVQ or Apprenticeship Level 2 in a Health Care qualification or a willingness to undertake a Level 2 apprenticeship in Health Care. This is a great opportunity for experienced carers to undertake formal training and an apprenticeship qualification. The Apprenticeship programme will allow you to learn your skills on the job and through a structured learning programme. The apprenticeship is fully funded and delivered by the Trust and will take 18 months to complete.

If you do not have a level 2 NVQ or apprenticeship qualification you'll need to have level 1 functional skills in English and Maths, or be willing to undertake a functional skills assessment prior to an unconditional offer being made.

We are looking for Full Time and / or Part Time staff, offering the options of working on a Day to Night shift rotation.

Your salary will be on the Band 2 Agenda for Change salary £18,546 - £19,918 per annum.

Closing Date Midnight Sunday 17th October (the advert might close sooner, dependent on the number of applicants) - you'll hear within 7 days of the vacancy closing if you are being progressed to the next stage.

Interview Dates - Face to face interviews will be taking place on Friday 29th Oct.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLisa MurrayJob titleWTWA Workforce MatronEmail

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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 £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

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.

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