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Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
£15,310.43 - £18,702 per annum
20/01/2019 23:59
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Trainee/Nursing Assistant, Ward 36/37

Band 2

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

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. It translates to a work environment that’s bright and friendly, fast paced and innovative, so whether you’re just starting your career in care or already coming as a qualified Nursing Assistant with experience , we’ve got a role to suit to suit all of you. 

Right now, we’re looking for dedicated, efficient but above all hugely caring Nursing Assistants to join our team on Wards 36/37 at Manchester Royal Infirmary

With a passion for helping others and an ability to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for our patients, your support and ‘hands on’ work will offer not only our patients a more positive and reassuring hospital stay, but you; great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to both your ward but fundamentally the people you’re caring for.

At the heart of the ward, you’ll form a vital part of the team at the forefront of delivering direct care to our patients by communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs and mobility, supporting with eating and drinking and recording observations. Don’t be daunted by all of this if you’re coming with no care experience as a fully supported training programme will be provided for you.

You will need to have (or be committed to working towards): 

• An NVQ or apprenticeship Level 2 in Care (or equivalent) - if you don’t have this, we’ll support and pay for you achieve this qualification whilst in role 
• Excellent communication skills – in particular listening skills
• A friendly, open, empathetic and compassionate communication style
• A strong ability to engage with patients, visitors and colleagues
• The ability to work well in a team

In return for all your hard work we can offer you a great opportunity to care for a cross section of some of Greater Manchester’s most complex patients, supporting their various needs and developing your skills and experience in abundance. What’s more, you’ll make great friends with new colleagues and enjoy the buzz of team camaraderie.

Don’t have Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Care, but want to train?

If you don’t have the relevant qualification (Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Care) then don’t worry, we can train you through our level 2 apprenticeship programme. If successful at interview you will need to complete a Key Skills Level 1 Assessment in Maths and English. All in all – we’ll provide the support and nurturing to those who come already qualified to those who want to start their career in care, simply because they care for others.

In essence, it’s not a job for the faint hearted but guarantees to offer you the chance of working in a fantastic team and leaving each day with the satisfaction in knowing you’ve done a great job in delivering an outstanding patient experience. We’re a forward-thinking, innovative and passionate organisation, committed to providing the best possible patient care but we need people like you to remain the best at what we do.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ward Manager

Zoe Crane 0161 276 4117


Ward Based Matron

Fiona Sharples 0161 276 4098