Nursing Assistant - Ward 9 MRI
At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), our Nursing Assistants take great pride in the essential work we do. That’s because we’re not just helping patients, we’re going the extra mile for them – day in, day out. But more than that, our team’s commitment to work with empathy, consideration and dignity means that we’re among the best – and most compassionate – in our field.
Ward 9 is dedicated to the delivery of high quality care to our patients. As a Respiratory Cohort Ward, we have patients admitted to hospital for both medical and surgical treatments. Many specialties will provide care and treatment on this ward including general medicine, care of the elderly, respiratory medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, general surgery, HPB, cardiology, renal medicine, vascular surgery, gastroenterology and urology.
Main duties of the job
Experience of working in teams is essential. We are also seeking outstanding personal qualities such as self-motivation, communication skills and a professional aptitude to work. An ability to manage busy and challenging situations and working under pressure is also required.
Applications are welcome from all areas of healthcare. If you have transferable skills and experience but not the qualifications, we may be able to offer an apprenticeship role to support your development. Please note, this is subject to apprenticeship eligibility checks.
Working for our organisation
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.4bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and 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’re proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We’re also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.
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.
Join us and you’ll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll 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 you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
- Holds National Care Certificate or be willing to undertake and complete within 12 weeks of starting.
- Holds Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English or GCSE equivalent or undertake and achieve a pass following completion of level 1 functional skills assessment
Knowledge and experience
- Experience working in a healthcare, social care organisation/setting or service industry requiring people contact.
- Experience of working within a health care environment.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Kerri-Anne Folkard
- Job title
- Ward Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0161 701 4496
If you have problems applying, contact
Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office