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Nursing Assistant - Orthopaedic

Employer
Manchester University
Location
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Nov 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 can be fun!

OTU the Orthopaedic trauma unit based on AM4 Manchester Royal Infirmary is a busy orthopaedic ward caring for patients admitted due to trauma injuries. We have a high number of fragility fracture patients and a dedicated trauma coordination team to expedite surgery and we work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure right care, right place, and right patient.

Many of our patients live with dementia and we are looking for nurses who can build relationships with the patients and their families. We require both qualified and trainee health care support workers. An interest in caring for the elderly and the alike is beneficial. We are currently a none covid ward caring for patients who have negative screen this however does not exclude the possibility of caring for covid positive patients in the future.

You will have the benefit of working in a multi-professional team including a therapeutic activity coordinator, so there are endless opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and experience in this field.

We are looking for caring and compassionate candidates to join our nursing team. Experience of working in the caring profession is desirable but not essential. Must be motivated to learn.

We have both full time and part time vacancies available. Both are on a rotational basis and will require working nights days and weekends.

You will need to have:
  • Level 2 NVQ/Apprenticeship in Health and Care for qualified applicants
  • 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

Applications are welcome from all areas of healthcare. If you have transferable skills and experience but not the qualifications, we may be able to offer an apprenticeship role to support your development. Please note, this is subject to apprenticeship eligibility checks.

Applicants who are offered an apprenticeship will be paid at £17,051.04 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Stephanie Gee

Job title: Ward Manager

Email address: Stephanie.gee@mft.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 01612764817

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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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