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Staff Nurse - Complex Health (Opal House)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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OPAL House
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and Part Time
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Wythenshawe site
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a. (pro rata)
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Opal House is under new management and we are delighted to be recruiting dedicated and committed Staff Nurses to join our innovative inter-professional team. We are looking to recruit Registered Nurses to become an integral member of the ward multidisciplinary team who will be vital in delivery of high quality, safe and effective care.

Opal House is a 41 bedded unit set across 2 floors. We are at the Wythenshawe Hospital Complex Health ward which is based across from the main hospital site, set in our own grounds. We work closely with our colleagues in the community as well as patients, relatives and carers to assess, plan and implement safe, effective discharges. You will provide holistic nursing care for those patients requiring non-acute multidisciplinary care, taking part in board rounds, MDT meetings and Best Interest Meetings. The OPAL House team will provide timely and appropriate care for those patients requiring non-acute multi-disciplinary care in a safe environment, after a period of hospital admission which has resulted in increased frailty from deconditioning or consequence of acute illness. This non-acute environment will allow assessment and evaluation of patients care needs, with the aim of allowing them to return to independent living.

At Opal House, we promote a daily routine for our patients, starting in the morning with a MDT approach to assist patients to meet their ADL's and getting dressed to enjoy the day. We have a selection of lounge and dining areas including a dementia lounge where patients can spend their day. We offer activities and events throughout the week such as arm chair exercises, crafts, sing-a-longs and film afternoons. We also have on site chefs who prepare and cook all meals. 

This is an exciting time to be starting working with us at Opal House. As a new management team, we are looking for fresh ideas, new ways of working and want dedicated, compassionate, caring, enthusiastic, driven staff who want to be part of this. If you think this could be the right area for you to develop new skills, or share with us your existing skills, we would love to meet you.  

Wythenshawe is a major acute teaching Trust recognised as a Centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport. We recruit staff that are open, honest and focused on striving for excellence, having built an enviable international reputation on five unwavering principles for clinical excellence, research and development, teaching, learning and for treating patients with compassion, respect and dignity.

We offer an exceptional preceptorship package, where our nurses are trusted and supported; recognized, respected and rewarded for delivery of the highest standards of care. It’s the way nursing should be.

As part of your 4 week induction and preceptorship, full training, support and material will be provided to enable you to achieve Care Certificate Assessor Status and therefore facilitate the completion of the Fundamental Care Certificate by patient facing staff in bands 1-4 within your unit, in line with national mandatory guidance.

To be a nurse at Wythenshawe Hospital is about being part of something special, which is why we need amazing people like you – people who stand out from the crowd. We are looking for real professionals who are adaptable to new roles, responsive to change and always looking to improve and develop innovative practice. We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work and provide a large number of staff benefits, which you will find listed in the additional information link attached to the vacancy.

Post-holders will also have access to our Academy and LEAD Training Programmes, a unique and innovative concept to develop skillsets, which brings together all of the education and training activities of the University Hospital of South Manchester under one umbrella. Our commitment is further reinforced by our robust Trust Nurse Revalidation Programme – offering an e-portfolio and dedicated individual support.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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0161 291 5989