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Staff Nurse - Respiratory and Gastroenterology (Ward A7)

NHS: AfC: Band 5

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NHS: AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Wythenshawe site
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a.
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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 not just any respiratory team, and we are not just looking for anyone to join us. Wythenshawe Hospital is home to the largest respiratory unit in the UK, with over 40 Clinical and Academic Respiratory Consultants and the world-leading Professor of Respiratory Medicine. Our severe asthma nursing team are Nursing Times award winners, named the best in the country at delivering respiratory nursing care to patients.

We know that to be the best, we need to recruit, develop and support the best nurses to continue to provide an outstanding service. We are looking to recruit a nurse who is passionate about patient safety and the delivery of exceptional quality care. You will have an interest in respiratory medicine and a willingness to develop the skills required to become a champion in this field and share those knowledge and skills with your nursing team. Experience is not required as during the first 18 months of joining us, you will have the opportunity to develop a passport of clinical skills which will enable you to move into a competent Nursing Practitioner role.

We offer an exceptional preceptorship package, where our nurses are trusted and supported; recognised, respected and rewarded for delivery of the highest standards of care. It’s the way nursing should be. A structured induction and training programme ensures that our nurses receive the following:
- Band 5 induction
- Corporate and clinical induction
- Preceptorship and Clinical Skills Programme for Nurses led by Practice Based Educators
- The administration of IV drugs
In addition to education on COPD, Cystic Fibrosis , ILD and bronchiectasis, your specific respiratory competences will include:
-time with the respiratory specialist nurses
-high flow oxygen
- ear lobe gases
-port needle insertion and care of ports
- chest drains longlines,
-inhaler techniques
-NIV care

To be a nurse at here is about being part of something special, which is why we need amazing people who stand out from the crowd. 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. 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.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For any further information/informal visit please contact Sister Alison Duncan telephone 0161 291 6797 or Michele Oldbury matron 0161 291 2146

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2337