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Anaesthetic and Recovery Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Plastic Surgery - theatres
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a (pro rata)
12/12/2018 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

We are seeking to expand our committed and experienced Anesthetic and Recovery Theatre team based within the TDC suite at the Wythenshawe site, in order that we can meet the demands on this exciting and expanding service. We provide the regional plastic trauma service, as well as undertaking elective plastic surgery procedures ranging from non-complex surgery to major reconstructive surgery. We also undertake specialist breast reconstruction, tendon, hand, wrist and shoulder surgery within the department.

The clinical team are motivated, passionate, professional and friendly. We are proud to have developed and retained a large number of staff who have worked with us over many years, but we have also been able to attract new staff to our Theatres, with our excellent training and development package which is enhanced by the focused support of our theatre – based Practice Education team.

We work together with a range of professionals including nurses, ODPs and allied health professionals as well as anesthetist’s and other medical staff to provide service users and their families / carers with timely procedures which are safe, achieve good clinical outcomes and provide a good patient experience. Our team members have an opportunity to develop skills in a number of areas; admission and discharge of patients, scrub, recovery and for those who have established clinical skills, the opportunity to lead and coordinate within the suite.  

A programme of training to support competence is in place and is reviewed and enhanced in line with best practice and service needs.  As part of one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country we are able to offer a range of development opportunities, to enhance leadership and clinical skills; post-holders will have access to the on-site academy and LEAD Training Programme, a unique and innovative concept to develop skills sets, which brings together all of the education and training activities of the Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust. Our commitment is further reinforced by our robust Registered Nurse Revalidation Programme – offering an e-portfolio and dedicated individual support for registered nurses.

Post holders will be required to work predominantly between 8am and 9pm, Monday to Friday and Saturdays on a rotational basis. Our service continues to develop in line with demand and there may be a possibility that service hours may be extended in future. Wearing of Lead is an essential part of this role.

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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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Nancy Higginbottom (Band 7 Lead) or Sarah Newlove (Band 7 lead) between 13.00-17:00, 0161 291 5956

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