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Senior Community Nurse - Discharge to Assess (Central)

Employer
Manchester University
Location
Central, Manchester (Central)
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 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.


We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve - delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

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Discharge to Assess in Central Manchester is expanding - if you like a challenge then this is the job for you!

This is an exciting time to join our expanding Community Care Team in central Manchester as we further develop the Discharge to Assess element of the service. Now part of the NHS Manchester Local Care Organisation, our service is looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic Band 6 Nurse to be part of a lively and dynamic multi-professional Community team comprising of health and social care staff.

Working as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team you will facilitate timely discharge from an acute hospital or community beds and provide specialist nursing assessment, treatment and pathways of care. Being part of the Discharge to Assess process you will liaise with colleagues across all sectors to arrange appropriate support in the community and will managing a caseload of patients ensuring a high standard of nursing provision.

Staff are expected to deliver patient centered care to patients in their own homes as part of an integrated service approach to care delivery. To facilitate this, all staff are expected to rotate through Discharge to Assess in both the hospital and community setting, therefore this entails working weekends, bank holidays and late shifts on a rota basis. The job also involves independent travel within the local geographical area to deliver the role.

With the above in mind, you must have experience of working in the NHS and it would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting. You are able to demonstrate an appropriate level of clinical skills in nursing, you are experienced in person-centred assessments, as well as developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care. You must have a recognised Nursing qualification and be NMC Registered. It is also a requirement of the post to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Ursula Roberts

Job title: Team Lead

Email address: ursula.roberts@mft.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 07970944055

Additional contact information

For an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit to see the service, please contact: Ursula Roberts 07970944055,

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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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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