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Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024
Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation is one of four care organisations which make up the newly formed Northern Care Alliance. Using our mantra of 'Saving lives, Improving lives', the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care.

Our community focused team at Fairfield General uses a variety of new and interesting service models to deliver on The Alliance promise by providing award winning, patient-centred care and we are looking for like-minded healthcare professionals to join our ever growing team.

Fairfield General Hospital provides a unique and much needed service not only to its local community but also across Greater Manchester.

We are looking to recruit Registered or student Band 5 Staff Nurses to join the enthusiastic team on the Acute Medical Unit. Job Summary:

Be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care Supervise junior staff and to participate in the teaching of students on both basic and post basic courses Maintain his/her personal and professional development Participate in effective utilisation of resources Act in accordance with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct.

Main duties of the job

Our Acute Medical Unit has 40 inpatient beds expanding to 50. All patients are triaged on arrival and cared for in the most appropriate setting. Acute Medicine nursing will provide plenty of opportunity to grow and develop within your career. Gaining exposure to a variety of patients and skills in specialties such as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Respiratory care and much more.

The team is heavily influenced and supported by an experienced team of physicians,

Previous nurses who've worked on this unit have gone on to roles such as advanced nurse practitioner and specialist nurses, along with higher band progression. Main duties:

1. Act as the team leader for a group of patients2. Participate in the supervision for junior nurses and unregistered staff3. Report all accidents/untoward incidents and ensuring relevant documentation is completed.4. Undertake delegated responsibilities from the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.5. Develop an awareness of the cost implications and exercise economy when using or ordering medical supplies.6. Participate in the investigation of complaints and incidents.7. Participate in the promotion of safety, well-being and interests of the patients, staff and all visitors to the clinical area.8. Participate in the appraisal system.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC


  • Interest in acute medicine



  • Previous NHS experience


  • Worked as a nurse for the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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