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Staff Nurse - SMDU

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work primarily within the Specialist Medicine Day unit.The post holder is responsible for ensuring immediate care to the client group and will workprimarily within the Specialist Medicine Day Unit. The post holder will prioritise, assess, plan,evaluate and deliver all relevant aspects of care to an agreed and expected high standard.He/She will work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the processesthat promote patient safety and quality of care in line with clinical governance frameworks.

Main duties of the job

We're a small, friendly, experienced team that work hard but genuinely enjoy what we are doing. We go out of our way to spend time with the patients and their families and hope this encourages better care. We are aware that it's hard work but, for the right person, it's a perfect opportunity to extend your skills within a center of excellence for care.Extremely busy and fast paced. The day unitprovides care for patients who require regular or one-off treatments / investigations.The department is renowned for its excellent standards of care underpinned by evidence-based practice. The work within SMDU is sure to present exciting challenges and opportunities. The role of Staff Nurse is both challenging and interesting. As well as co-coordinating the outpatient activity to ensure the service is well run and waiting times are kept to a minimum, you'll also get involved in service improvements within the department. A great chance to develop leadership skills that are patient-centered, you'll also be encouraged to expand and develop your knowledge, skills and competencies within a supported and friendly environment. Competence with venapuncture and cannulation is a necessity however experience within a day case setting is not necessary. You must be willing to learn about the department. Integrity and vision, plus a real desire to take the service forward and expand the nursing role, are also essential.

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

Registered Nurse


  • Registered Nurse



  • Previous experince within an acute setting



  • Able to work within a small team

Venapuncture & Cannulation


  • Competent to take bloods and insert cannula

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


PETER MOUNT BUILDING, Manchester Royal Infirmary

oxford road


M13 9WL

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