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Staff Nurse - Respiratory (North West Ventilation Unit)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Respiratory Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full & Part time hours
Job ref
Wythenshawe site
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
13/12/2018 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

As part of the exciting expansion of the North West Ventilation Unit we will be providing a dedicated multi-disciplinary 7 day service with relocation of our in-patient facilities to meet the needs of our patients requiring both non-invasive and tracheostomy ventilation to a bespoke unit. We are currently recruiting nursing staff to the North West Ventilation Unit (NWVU). The service is staffed with a full MDT and includes medical and nursing teams, specialist allied Health Professionals, respiratory physiologists and administrative and support teams. With 1500 patients currently within the service we are one of the largest specialist ventilation services in the UK.

The NWVU is a 12-bedded Ventilation unit, accommodating 10 beds for elective and emergency admissions requiring non-invasive ventilation. We care for a variety of chronic respiratory and neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as COPD, Obesity, chest wall disease, MND, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy. In addition we are opening 2 beds with capacity for further expansion for patients weaning from invasive ventilation, those requiring long term tracheostomy ventilation and transition from paediatric ventilation services. We have a very diverse patient group including rare neuromuscular and metabolic conditions and strong links with Greater Manchester Neurology, MND and metabolic services. Our consultants work within Respiratory Medicine, Acute Medicine and Critical Care. There will be exciting opportunities for individuals with critical care skills or those wishing to develop these skills within the weaning service and transition from an acute critical care environment to our dedicated weaning facility. Co-ordinated care for tracheostomy patients, weaning and paediatric transition is an area of unmet need and a great opportunity to be involved and influential in improving outcomes and the lives of this patient group and those with non-invasive ventilation. Suitable candidates will have ambitions to develop their clinical skills and management for patients requiring long term ventilatory support.

We are seeking to appoint motivated, dynamic staff with an interest or background in respiratory/intensive care and/or general medicine. You must be able to demonstrate high quality compassionate care and be keen to develop professional skills such as taking blood gases, venepuncture and cannulation, tracheostomy management, to support patients who require non-invasive ventilation within level 1 and level 2 environments. An informal visit is recommended.

You will also:
* Be dedicated and motivated in providing exceptional patient care
* Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Work well within a multi-disciplinary team and individually
* Have interest/ experience in Respiratory Medicine and/or Non-Invasive
Ventilation (NIV)
* Have a desire to develop specialized clinical skills

We provide a number of benefits commensurate in working for the NHS which include:
* 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays
* A standard working week of 37.5 hours
* NHS Pension scheme (unless you choose to opt out)
* Annual personal development review to support career aspirations
* A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
* We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work.

To assist the Trust in reducing healthcare associated infections you should become familiar with the Trust’s Hand Decontamination Policy, attend mandatory induction training and be compliant with all hand hygiene standards at all times.

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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Kathryn Wells

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