Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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MREH Theatres
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
15/06/2017 23:59

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an assistant practitioner to work within our Ophthalmology Directorate in the Eye Theatres at MREH .

Central Manchester Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, it means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams.

With the help of our strong admin, support and management teams that form the backbone of our non-clinical infrastructure, you will deliver our values and nurse our patients with pride, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion and dignity. We’re committed to delivering an excellent ophthalmic nursing service that delivers the best patient experience and care. We will be there for our patients, their families and all services users, the public and each other, we promise to communicate effectively by listening to and responding to comments and concerns. And, as we demonstrate effective leadership, we celebrate the achievements of team members. You will have;

*NVQ Level 3 plus Assistant Practitioner qualification
*Experience of working in an acute “care” environment
*The ability to problem solve
*The ability to prioritise and organise workload
*A flexible approach to working
*Impressive communication skills

You will be;

*Self motivated

We show our care for our staff through excellent development and progression opportunities. These start with a comprehensive induction programme, but don’t end there. We offer a respected induction programme and we encourage all our nurses to expand their knowledge and ,skills and competencies through a wide a range of internal and external courses, underpinned by an annual appraisal and support from a Divisional Educational and Development Practitioner.
Although experience in ophthalmology is not essential an interest in providing ophthalmic services is desirable

So if you want a new start, there couldn't be a better time to join us.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987