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Major Trauma School Reintegration Facilitator

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Professional or Registered Children's Nurse to join the Major Trauma Service on a permanent basis to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting severely injured children to transition back into education.

The successful candidate will act as a key worker for children and young people following their discharge from hospital. As part of the role the post holder will ensure that each child has a personalised return to school plan which will support the child and their family's holistic care needs. You will work across health, education and social care services to support communication and help to improve the rehabilitation outcomes of children and young people affected by traumatic injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, complex limb injuries and abdominal trauma.

Joining an innovative service you will lead with service improvements and innovations to support the rehabilitation of young people across the hospital and Greater Manchester . You will share learning locally and nationally through the Major Trauma Networks.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a key member of the Major Trauma Multi Disciplinary Team, acting as resource providing education, advice and support to staff and families. You will develop strong working relationships across all clinical areas, education, social care and community health services.

You will act as a key worker for children, young people and their families following discharge, linking in with schools, social care and clinical teams both in the hospital and community to ensure the child/young person returns to school in a timely manner with the reasonable adjustments they need.

You will also support the psychosocial needs of the child, young person and their family identifying barriers to rehabilitation and return to school. You will make ongoing referrals to services in hospital and community to ensure the holistic needs of the family are met.

You will be expected to support the major trauma multidisciplinary team trauma clinic, support service improvements and assist with data collection as part of the role to support improved outcomes for our patients.

Your main base will be Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The post holder will be expected to have good time management skills and be expected to manage their own caseload of patients. You will work across home, hospital, community and educational settings. The role will involve travelling across Greater Manchester .

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 MattersMFT 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 looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • First level registration - (RN Child or HCPC/HCP)
  • Significant post grad experience in paediatrics
  • Understanding of the long term impacts of a health condition on a child or young person and their educational performance/ participation
  • Experience in working across the health, education and social care sectors to achieve improved rehabilitation experiences for children/ young people


  • Experience of making complex presentations to clinicians, educationalists and managers
  • Experience of chairing MDT meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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