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Sister/Charge Nurse - Fragility Fracture Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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We're looking for a Band 6 nurse with a background in medicine or orthopaedic trauma - or it could be that you're a senior Band 5 nurse looking to take the next step up in a secondment post.

You'll be joining our small, friendly team at Trafford Hospital, on the ELM unit . ELM unit is a 30 bed femoral fracture and fragility fracture rehabilitation unit set over to 2 x 15 bedded clinical areas.

The unit is was refurbished in 2020 to provide excellent rehabilitation facilities and benefits from a ward based team of therapists who work closely with the nursing team, providing a strong MDT approach to rehabilitation.

Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for your patients, you'll assist the Ward Manager in ensuring that the highest standards of quality care are delivered and maintained at all times. Your confidence, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills will set you apart. And with that in mind, we'll also look to you to support and guide other junior staff, acting as a positive role model not just for them, but for patients and carers too. As well as that, you'll drive our core values forward to ensure that pride, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion and dignity underpin everything we do. You will be supported to develop in the role through an annual appraisal process and a bespoke development Programme. Join us and you'll find there's no better place to help shape the future of healthcare.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the delivery of clinical expertise in all aspects of the clinical setting clinical setting, acting as a visible practitioner in the Ward/Department Collaborate with other health care professionals in the delivery of high standards of effective health care within best practice guidelines Act as a resource of specialised knowledge and clinical expertise to ensure care delivered to the patients is appropriate and optimum enabling early recognition of conditionchanges and ensuring appropriate corrective action is instituted.Demonstrate awareness of legislation regarding adult's e.g. vulnerable adults, mentalhealth issues and act appropriately when required.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • First level registration - (RN(Adult) with UK NMC registration


  • Appropriate management or leadership courses.(2)



  • Relevant UK NHS experience post registration


  • Experience of working in a rehab environment
  • Experience of clinical audit.



  • Proven ability to problem solve.
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance process.



  • Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital


M41 5SL

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