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Nursing Assistant - Acute Medical Unit

Manchester University
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Jan 2022

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 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 currently have a vacancy for a hard-working and enthusiastic individual who is interested in delivering quality care to a group of patients. We are looking to recruit either an experienced nursing assistant or those with no experience as full training can be provided for the successful candidate to obtain a care certificate.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Urgent Care Directorate of Wythenshawe Hospital offering experience of working at the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) . AMU is a 56 bedded assessment unit with high turn around of patients. We also cover a GP Receiving unit and an Ambulatory Care unit.

Duties will include providing personal care to patients, including helping with meals for those patients who require assistance, performing observations of blood pressure, pulse and temperature (full training given) and providing all care that the patient and their family require.

As a valued employee of MFT, you will be provided with a comprehensive induction, participate in discussing your development needs through annual appraisal and agreeing a personal development plan

In return we offer the apprenticeship programme to support your development.

The apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the Trust and consists of a 12 month programme of intensive training in order to prepare you for the role of Nursing Assistant. On successful completion of the programme you will have attained a level 2 diploma in healthcare support, which consists of achievement of an NVQ (now known as QCF diploma), a BTEC certificate and level 1 or 2 in English and Maths (equivalent to 5 GCSE's).

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLeanne McEachanJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressleanne.mceachan@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 291 6894Additional contact information

Leanne McEachan Ward Manger

Telephone office: 0161 291 6894


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From 11th November 2021, it has been a mandatory requirement for Care Home workers to have had first and second COVID-19 vaccinations or to evidence medical exemption in order to comply with Government legislation.

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England who have face to face or incidental contact with patients must have had their first and second vaccinations for COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement.

This mandatory requirement may apply to this position. If it does apply, you will be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations / exemption as part of the employment checks if you are offered the position.

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.

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