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Bed Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a retire and Return post. Only for Dawn Cox .

Please do not put this post out to advert send directly to Dawn Cox

Main duties of the job

RN Band 6 Bed Manager. An exciting opportunity has been created within a developing and expanding Patient Flow Team for a RN (Band 6) Bed Manager who has an interest in the flow of patients within a busy acute NHS Trust. They will need to have an understanding of the A& E government targets and current issues that can affect the timely flow of patients through the hospital.The post holder will assist in the efficient and effective management of bed resources within the Trust. The provision of an effective service encompassing all Directorates is essential to successful patient flow across the Trust.The main objective of the role is to facilitate placement of emergency and urgent admission requests, whilst recognising the importance of elective work. The role will also require organisation of all internal transfers and repatriation to and from other Trusts.Good communication skills are essential to this role.

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



  • Registered nurse, Diploma (or working towards)
  • Evidence of post qualification specialist study
  • Assessor / mentor


  • Degree



  • Minimum 2 years experience at band 5
  • Leading a team and working autonomously
  • Evidence of motivation


  • Experience of working within other areas of nursing
  • Understanding of implications of National Targets, in particular 4 hour Emergency Department target and relevance to Bed Management
  • Understanding of issues around patient flow

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor road Wythenshawe


M23 9LT

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