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Full Time
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six 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

Are you a Qualified RN with experience of working in an acute care setting? Do you have the hard-working, enthusiastic and conscientious approach it takes to work in a stressful but rewarding environment? Then consider a move to the Trust’s Specialist Medicine Day Unit team (SMDU)

You spend a lot of time at work, so why not enjoy your time there? We’re a small, friendly, experienced team that work hard but genuinely enjoy what we are doing. We go out of our way to spend time with the patients and their families and hope this encourages better care. We are aware that it’s hard work but, for the right person, it’s a perfect opportunity to extend your skills within a center of excellence for care.

Extremely busy and fast paced. The day unit provides care for patients who require regular or one-off treatments / investigations.

The department is renowned for its excellent standards of care underpinned by evidence-based practice. The work within SMDU is sure to present exciting challenges and opportunities.

The role of Staff Nurse is both challenging and interesting. As well as co-coordinating the outpatient activity to ensure the service is well run and waiting times are kept to a minimum, you’ll also get involved in service improvements within the department. A great chance to develop leadership skills that are patient-centered, you’ll also be encouraged to expand and develop your knowledge, skills and competencies within a supported and friendly environment.

Competence with venapuncture and cannulation is a necessity however experience within a day case setting is not necessary. You must be willing to learn about the department. Integrity and vision, plus a real desire to take the service forward and expand the nursing role, are also essential. In return, there will be various training opportunities and you’ll also have a personal development plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

We will accept applications from individuals looking to job share or for part time hours.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Catherine Tann - Nurse Manager SMDU, on [Click here to apply] or ( Email address removed )

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 £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

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.

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 [Click here to apply]

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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