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Staff Nurse - Acute Intensive Care Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
With the expansion of our service from 17 beds to 19 beds we are recruiting Band 5 staff nurses to work within our highly skilled, dynamic multi-disciplinary team. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join our Adult Intensive Care, which accommodates both level 3 and level 2 patients. We provide care for patients from many specialities which more recently includes both Thoracic and Burns patients.

We are seeking to recruit energetic, enthusiastic and experienced nurses to provide high standards of care to patients. The successful candidate will be welcomed into our friendly, forward thinking and motivated team .

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit hardworking individuals to work as part of a large team within our busy Intensive Care Unit. Previous experience in an acute setting is essential, with experience in burns or thoracics being highly desirable . ICU experience is desirable but not essential as comprehensive in-service training is provided.

We offer a supportive environment and good work-life balance with a rostering system that is responsive to the needs of staff. We are fully committed to facilitating learning and the development of our staff.

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

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree or Diploma


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Degree level 6 study Diploma



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

Training and experience


  • 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 (AICU)

Skills and Abilities


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

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital


M23 9LT

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