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Staff Nurse - Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit is the North West centre for Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, including the VAD (ventricular assist device) programme, an established respiratory ECMO service and as part of our heart failure service we are able to provide cardiac ECMO. It consists of a 26 bedded purpose built Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit and 5 bedded satellite Post Operative Recovery Unit, combining both level 3 and level 2 care.

As a team, we are committed to delivering the highest standards of care, and encourage and support staff development with our excellent practice education team who provide continuous support throughout.

Main duties of the job

We are a fast paced 31 bedded critical care unit. Caring for level 3 and level 2 patients who require critical care due to surgery, trauma, heart failure and many other reasons.

We offer excellent in house training courses for new staff who join the team, as well as continued a staff development with various courses available.

If you would like to develop your career and be part of our exciting development across cardiothoracic critical care service please contact us.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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
  • Registered Nurse Degree or Diploma


  • Degree level 6 study
  • Diploma



  • Experience of working on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to supervise and support junior staff
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability
  • Awareness of clinical Audit


  • Evidence undertaking a mentor/preceptor role
  • Experience in relevant area of practice



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • IT/ Word Processing

Skills and Abilities


  • Well developed organisational skills
  • Dexterity and accuracy in physical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to problem- solve
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations
  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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