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Senior Nurse - Crisis Response

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Nurse - Crisis Response

Full time over 7 days to include weekends and bank holidays

Trafford Local Care Organisation is the partnership organisation that provides NHS community health services to the people of the borough. We work closely asNHS community health services and social care services in Trafford & Manchester We are driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Trafford & Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve - delivering and designing services in partnership with local people.

We're now creating a new service in Trafford calledTrafford Community Response. TCR aims to reduce the need for people to go into hospital by wrapping expert care around them in the community.

The Crisis Response service will be a seven day service, therefore this entails working some weekends, bank holidays and late shifts on a rota basis. The post involves working across the main hospital site and the community, delivering holistic assessments & interventions to patients in their own homes/ place of residence.

Independent travel within the local geographical area to deliver the role is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will triage, assess, implement, plan and evaluate the delivery of direct patient care as an independent practitioner relevant to their Band.

Working as a practitioner within a multi-disciplinary / multi-agency service, they will facilitate timely discharge from an acute hospital or community bed and provide same day assessment and support planning to meet a person's needs in the community.

The post holder will provide and / or arrange appropriate support and interventions in the community working closely with colleagues across all sectors. They will work flexibly providing specialist nursing support in the community as required to provide the full discharge to assess service cover.

Working as an integral part of the team your role will be to provide specialist assessment skills, knowledge and management of patients in the community whilst ensuring the delivery of high caliber care, and efficient use of facilities, manpower and other resources.

The post holder will provide specialist knowledge and clinical skills to ensure the delivery of care within the Crisis Response team and wider TCR service as required. Working to ensure the patients can be managed safely at home following a hospital admission.

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

Education and qualification


  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing

As Above


  • Relevant Post Graduation Experience



  • Relevant Community Experience
  • Broad experience as a Band 5 in core clinical areas, e.g. Experience in the care of neurological disorders, common orthopaedic, COPD and understanding of common mental health problems faced by older people.
  • Experience of urgent assessments and developing and delivering care plans to meet these needs
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of Rapid Response / Intermediate Care or similar
  • Knowledge of speciality



  • Knowledge of current health policy and relevance to the delivery of health care service.
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical, social and psychological needs of older adults.

Skills and abilities


  • Clinical reasoning skills / knowledge underpinning clinical skills specific to clinical area.
  • Ability to work in unpredictable environment e.g., manage crisis and reorganise workload at short notice.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M33 4PS

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