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Trainee or Qualified Nursing Assistant - Ward 7

Employer
Manchester University
Location
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
21 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.


At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), our Trainee/Nursing Assistants take great pride in the essential work we do. That's because we're not just helping patients, we're going the extra mile for them - day in, day out. It translates to a work environment that's bright and friendly, fast paced and innovative, so whether you're just starting your career in care or already coming as a qualified Nursing Assistant with experience , we've got a role to suit to suit all of you.

Right now, we're looking for dedicated, efficient but above all hugely caring Nursing Assistants to join our team on Ward 7 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Ward 7 is part of the Urology, Renal and Transplant Clinical Service Unit and has a strong team who strive to deliver excellent patient care.

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 delivering direct care to our patients by communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs and mobility, supporting with eating and drinking and recording observations. Don't be daunted by all of this if you're coming with no care experience as a fully supported training programme will be provided for you.

You will need to have (or be committed to working towards):

• An NVQ or apprenticeship Level 2 in Care (or equivalent) - if you don't have this, we'll support and pay for you achieve this qualification whilst in role
• 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. What's more, you'll make great friends with new colleagues and enjoy the buzz of team camaraderie.

Don't have Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Care, but want to train?

If you don't have the relevant qualification (Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Care) then don't worry, we can train you through our level 2 apprenticeship programme. If successful at interview you will need to complete a Key Skills Level 1 Assessment in Maths and English. All in all - we'll provide the support and nurturing to those who come already qualified to those who want to start their career in care, simply because they care for others.

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 organisation, committed to providing the best possible patient care but we need people like you to remain the best at what we do.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKyle CarabiniJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressKyle.carabini@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01617012066Additional contact information

Jo Horrocks, Matron via Jo.Horrocks@mft.nhs.uk

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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.

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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