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Team Lead / Specialist Nurse Intermediate Care

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to make a difference to people's lives?

Do you thrive in a team environment? Are you skilled in advanced clinical and assessment skills?

If you've answered yes, we'd love you to join our Intermediate Care Team in Central Manchester.

We are looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic band 7 Nurse. This is a truly exciting time to join us as we forge even strong links/ relationships across our hospitals and community to further enhance our services. Enabling people to receive rehabilitation and support to regain their independence or plan for their future care needs.

We are an enthusiastic, motivated multi-disciplinary team working in a dynamic, exciting environment, providing both step down service to facilitate discharge from hospital and step up service to avoid unnecessary admission to hospital. Embracing these models, we support our Crisis Response teams, city wide hospitals and neighbourhood integrated teams, to ensure that people can access our services when needed.

Underpinning the purpose and approach of our Intermediate care service we support patient's personal choices, strengths, and ensures inclusion in every stage of their care.

We work with our Manchester control room and city- wide teams to promote timely admissions to Intermediate care, aiming to reduce acquired hospital deconditioning, enabling a person to maintain as much of their independence as possible.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a new team member who shares our passion for supporting people requiring Intermediate Care services and our enthusiasm for making a difference.

The service has both beds in a dedicated Intermediate Care unit and is also resourced to deliver Intermediate Care to 60 - 70 people in their own homes. All staff rotate with in the service, so it is essential that applicants can travel independently.

Clinical Practitioner and so will need excellent clinical assessment skills and will have (or be willing to undertake) Non-Medical Prescribing.

You will work within our multi-disciplinary team and liaise with our colleagues in the acute, community and voluntary partners to ensure admissions into the service and discharges are safe and effective and prevent re-admission.

We pride ourselves on promoting quality improvement initiatives, service development and professional and personal development and as a member of our team you will receive regular supervision and in-service training. You will be involved in both team projects and wider trust initiatives giving you the opportunity to form close professional relationships with a wide variety of multi-disciplinary team members.

You need to have experience of working in the NHS and possess excellent leadership skills. It would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting.

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



  • NMC Registration
  • Degree/Diploma in nursing


  • Relevant Post graduate Training
  • Clinical Examination Skills. OCSE Level accredited course.
  • Registered independent prescriber (V300) or working towards this



  • Substantial post registration NHS experience
  • Broad experience at Band 6 working in community setting / Rapid Response / Intermediate care
  • Experienced in providing clinical leadership and problem solving.
  • Understanding of complex medical, social, and psychological needs of older people


  • Evidence of involvement in change management



  • Knowledge of rehabilitation of older people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical, social and psychological needs of older adults.
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution.


  • Excellent knowledge of current legislation and protocols within Intermediate Care / Crisis response
  • Previous experience at Senior level



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Able to lead and motivate a team and implement change
  • Clinical reasoning skills / knowledge underpinning clinical skills specific to clinical area.
  • To carry out risk assessments and ensure effective risk management strategies

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M18 8DF

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