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Staff Nurse - Acute Medicine

Band 5

Main area
Acute Medicine
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
20/12/2018 23:59

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

Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients.

This 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. We have opportunities for both highly motivated newly qualified and experienced nurses in the Division of Medicine.

We have opportunities across all of our services for Staff Nurses at Band 5. The Directorate of Adult Integrated Medicine encompasses eight wards specialising in a variety of areas of Medicine. The Directorate is dynamic and innovative and is looking to source enthusiastic, motivated individuals with a passion to support members of their local community following illness or injury. Our nurses develop skills in Acute Illness Management, Clinical Skills, and a wide variety of other areas depending on the area they choose to work in.

The Division of medicine has embraced the MFT’s “What Matters to Me,” campaign and use it to ensure we find out what is most important to our patients, get to know them well and support them to be involved in all decisions about their care. We believe carers are key partners in care, and as such all wards are signed up to John’s Campaign. We are committed to use a person centered approach in all we do.

Specialities within the Division of Medicine are;

Older People’s Care

At MRI Wards 45 & 46 are dedicated to the care of older people both wards have been awarded the prestigious Quality Mark for Elder Friendly Wards and in 2017, Ward 45 was named the Trusts “Most Improved Ward,” and was very proud to achieve Gold in their Accreditation. Many of the patients we care for are living with Dementia and we are passionate about ensuring our ward environments are calm, therapeutic and support the needs of people who are frail or have cognitive impairment. The team are passionate about “Ending PJ Paralysis,” and together with our team of Therapeutic Activity Coordinators we ensure that our patient’s days are filled with meaningful and therapeutic activities such as Music and Film group sessions, Arts and Crafts and Reminiscence Time.

Respiratory Medicine

Wards AM1 & AM2 predominately care for patients with acute and chronic respiratory problems. Nurses on these wards will routinely care for acutely unwell patients and become proficient in the knowledge and skills they need to ensure these patients have the best possible outcome. Specialist skills utilised in this area include titration of Oxygen based on Capillary Blood Gases, administering and monitoring Non-Invasive Ventilation in patients with Type 2 respiratory failure and patients who are being treated for Pleural Effusions and Pneumothoraces. Nurses in this area will also be trained to manage artificial airways such as Tracheostomies and Laryngectomies. Our Respiratory wards can also offer a rotation between, the Accident and Emergency unit and the Acute Medical Unit for nurses who want to maximise their Acute Illness Management exposure.


Ward 31 specialises in delivering Acute Stroke Care and Stroke Rehabilitation in line with national best practice guidelines for Stroke Care. We are a very friendly team who work closely together as an Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The team has a great professional support network which includes regular interaction and team meetings that allows us to grow, learn and develop together.  Alongside the standard preceptorship programme nurses working in this area will develop skills in enteral feeding and insertion of Nasogastric Tubes as well as expertise in effective rehabilitation, holistic care and complex discharge planning. Ward 31 is a great learning environment and very popular with student Nurses who relish the opportunity to work with this supportive team and learn about Stroke, neurology and management of cardiovascular risk factors. On Ward 31 you will develop excellent communication skills and have the privilege of supporting your patients to regain their independence.

Endocrinology and Acute Medicine.

Ward 6 is a 26 bedded general medical ward caring for patients with a wide range of conditions. We also specialise in endocrinology and Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression. Our team are passionate about delivering a high quality standard of care and ensuring that the patients have an excellent experience during their stay in hospital.


Ward 32 is a general rehabilitation ward that meets the needs of long term patients that require acute inpatient rehabilitation. It has a fully integrated MDT team and is a brilliant area to work for those nurses who enjoy supporting patients with long term conditions

Our Nursing teams works alongside our community and therapy teams to ensure all the appropriate support is provided to our patients on discharge to avoid avoidable harm or readmission to hospital. Our Consultants provide strong clinical leadership and alongside our Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Specialist Nurses they work closely with the national bodies and charitable organisations to ensure we are at the forefront of current research and are continuously developing and improving our service. 

Many of our patients within the Adult Integrated Medicine Directorate have their care, treatment and discharge planned under the Mental Capacity Act, so our Nurses develop advanced knowledge and expertise in applying the MCA in practice including legal and ethical considerations. This allows our team to ensure our patients are safeguarded appropriately, and we are able to effectively support those who lack capacity to make decision about their care.

Successful candidates will be supported by a strong management structure to provide excellent care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society, you will also be supported in your development to maximise your potential. You will be supported to develop through a career framework.

Our 12 month preceptorship programme provides support and guidance for newly registered healthcare practitioners and facilitates the transition from student to practitioner. This is achieved through a variety of learning methods integrated into a series of study sessions including preceptee induction, work life balance and teamwork, 4x workshops covering Self Awareness, Decision Making, Leadership and Preceptor Training. There is also a practice and professional development E-learning package. Preceptors support the preceptee in the clinical area with development of professional skills and acquisition of new skills. In addition to this we will support you by providing;


  • Part Time & Full Time flexible hours to accommodate your personal circumstances
  • Full induction programme supported by our Practice Development Team.
  • Specialised ongoing educational development with internal and external training opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • Support from senior nursing team and highly specialised nurses
  • You will also have access to the following staff benefits:
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Discounted First Bus Tickets
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Nursery on Site


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 701 5592