Paediatric Staff Nurse (RMCH)

Band 5

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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
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From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Staff Nurse(s)

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Whether you’re an experienced Nurse looking for a new challenge or about to qualify and seeking a really exciting opportunity, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital could have just the job for you.

One of the largest children’s hospitals in Europe, we have an international reputation for excellence in healthcare and teaching. We’re also part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester. Right now we’re looking for nurses at all levels who would like the opportunity to gain diverse experience in one of our pioneering teams.

A great chance to deliver care with pride, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion and dignity, you’ll be supported every step of the way by the admin and management teams that form the backbone of our non-clinical infrastructure. Openings exist in the following departments:

Paediatric Emergency Department: Children come to the PED from all around Greater Manchester and sometimes further afield for tertiary care needs. We also support the North West children’s trauma service and see over 45,000 children each year, with a growing demand.

Ward 75: A 28 bed ward providing emergency and planned care to children aged from a few days old to 18 years, our main specialties are General Medicine and Gastroenterology. We also care for young people with mental health problems such as eating disorders and self-harm.

Ward 76: Our award-winning Elective Treatment centre is split into three areas: Day Case, Medical Investigations and Short Stay. These areas cater for over 90 children a day requiring nurses to be apt at a range of conditions, treatments and management of postoperative surgery.

Ward 77: A 28 bed ward specialising in the care of children following surgery and excelling in the care of children requiring Nephrology, Urology, and Paediatric Surgery treatment. The ward also runs a 5 bed Haemodialysis Unit.

Ward 78: A 32 bed ward, we care for children who require treatment from our Neurosciences, Trauma, Orthopaedics, Spinal and Ear Nose and Throat surgery teams. We also offer specialized services such as epilepsy surgery. We are currently planning to expand our Spinal and Epilepsy Surgery services from March 2018.

Paediatric Critical Care Unit : The Paediatric Critical Care Unit at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital supports 17 Paediatric Intensive Care beds and 12 Paediatric High Dependency beds. Due to the growing demand of the service the departments are recruiting newly qualified and experienced nurses.

Burns unit: A 12 bed unit with the ability to flex beds for both burns patients and children requiring plastic surgery for minor injuries, we’re part of a Burns service that also includes a Burns and Plastics Aftercare Clinic - and there may be opportunities to work in both areas.

Ward 85: A 28 bed unit providing care to patients under specialties that include Respiratory, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiology, Endocrine, Metabolic and Rheumatology. Patients often have repeated inpatient stays as a result of their conditions. You’ll be fundamental to making it a positive experience throughout their childhood and teenage years.

Ward 84:Our oncology ward is a 20 bedded unit managing children requiring chemotherapy and oncology support. The unit accommodates the needs of young people with dedicated teenage cancer beds and facilities. In addition to the inpatient oncology services we also provide day case and outpatient facilities for this group of children in a bespoke outpatient setting. 

BMTU/Stem Cell Unit:  Our Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is one of the leading centers in the UK. Referrals are taken from the UK and beyond for patients requiring transplant for malignant and non-malignant disease. We have an international standing in BMT, particularly in the transplant of metabolic illness in babies and children. The creation of a stem cell & gene therapy unit was opened in June 2017 and increased the overall BMTU service to 11 beds.

Theaters: We have ten theater suites and a 21 bed recovery unit which provides elective and emergency interventions to neonates, children and adolescents. Our family centered care also encourages parents to visit theater with their children prior to admission and welcomes their presence in the anesthetic room and the recovery room.

Nursing and Midwifery: Driven by effective leadership, we deliver the very best for patients, families and services users, the public and each other. We also communicate effectively by listening to and responding to comments and concerns and celebrate the achievement of team members.

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment, you can expect excellent development and progression opportunities. It all starts with a comprehensive induction programme and tailored development plan. We also offer a respected preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, while experienced nurses are encouraged to move across departments or rotate and expand their skills via a range of internal and external courses.

There really couldn’t be a better time to join us, so why not find out more?

Interviews, following shortlisting are due to take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

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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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