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Nursing Assistant - General Surgery -ward 12

Manchester University
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
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.

Ward 12 is a busy 28 bedded female surgical ward, caring for a range of patients with complex surgical needs both HPB and colorectal, delivering care to pre and post op patients, acutely unwell patients and patients who have been to critical care. This can be a challenging area in which to work but will be an extremely satisfying ward to work on, for the right candidate.

You will be Working alongside team members including registered nurses student nurses TNAs as well as having close working relationships with other members of the allied health team.

Right now, we're looking for dedicated, efficient but above all caring Nursing Assistants to join our team in ward 12 MRI Hospital Oxford Road site.

With a passion for helping others and an ability to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for our patients, your support and 'hands on' work will offer not only our patients a more positive and reassuring hospital stay, but you; great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to both your ward but fundamentally the people you're caring for.

At the heart of the ward, you'll form a vital part of the team at the forefront of deliver direct care to our patients by communicating effectively with compassion and assist them with their personal needs, mobility, support with eating and drinking and recording observations. A fully supported training programme will be provided for you, both on and off the job.

You must be passionate about delivering the best patient centered care to this most complex group of patients. If you are interested but do not have the relevant qualification (Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Health Care Support competency based qualification, (BTEC qualifications are not accepted) then don't worry we can support a trainee post and are committed to developing our staff as we have a committed and dedicated education team. You will be expected to work early, late and night shifts within ward 12 where we have vacancies which will be paid at the appropriate enhanced rate.

The apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the Trust and consists of a 15-21 month programme of intensive training in order to prepare you for the role of a Qualified Nursing Assistant. On successful completion of the programme you will have attained an Apprenticeship in Health and social care

You will need to have:
  • 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

In return for all your hard work we can offer you a great opportunity to care for a cross section of some of Greater Manchester's most complex patients, supporting their various needs and developing your skills and experience in abundance.

In essence, it's not a job for the faint hearted but guarantees to offer you the chance of working in a fantastic team and leaving each day with the satisfaction in knowing you've done a great job in delivering an outstanding patient experience. We're a forward-thinking, innovative and passionate ward, committed to providing the best possible patient care but we need people like you to remain the best at what we do.

We will also provide you with a comprehensive induction programme and you will be fully supported 'on the job' to complete the course of study.

Prior to the interview date, please state any additional support that you may require during the interview. Please allow 2 hours for the interview day.

What's more, you'll make great friends with new colleagues and enjoy the buzz of team camaraderie and all that comes with that, a comprehensive Induction programme, full and part time career development training, 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, discount rates at our on-site nursery, staff discounts and salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme. What could be better?

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lucy Quarm

Job title: Ward Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01617013031

Additional contact information

Padmarani Byrarapu - Matron for GIMS - 01612768542

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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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