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Job summary

Main area
Urgent Care
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Long days & nights covering weekdays & weekends)
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
North Manchester Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust logo

Staff Nurse - Same Day Emergency Care

Band 5

Job overview

Do you have passion for Emergency & Acute Medicine and enjoy a busy and friendly environment? Do you enjoy making a difference to patients' lives and providing high quality compassion care? If so, then Ambulatory Care Unit (SDEC) at North Manchester Hospital  may have the opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking for a  nurse to staff our Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). You will be working closely with different members of the MDT; Medics, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners & Admin Staff to provide the right care for patients in the right place at the right time.

This is an ideal time for you to come on board and develop your acute nursing skills by working with our experienced, skilled and knowledgeable team. You will be supported to develop your skills to care for a wide variety of medical patients in their care journey.

We have a vacancy for a band 5 nurse who values team working, is  enthusiastic and has the desire and drive to ensure patients will receive the right care at the right time from staff that are compassionate and caring. In return, we can offer the right development and support by the multi-disciplinary team, clinical practice educators and a strong education ethos.

Main duties of the job

You will be given dedicated time to learn and develop your own skills by working alongside our experienced team and bespoke learning sessions. This role is set up to offer a ward/unit specific preceptorship and training program for all new starters and enables us to provide you with an excellent induction, support with re-validation and on going training package.

Working within the Ambulatory Care Unit (SDEC) is both exciting and challenging. We work closely with our Emergency Department and GPs, caring for a diverse group of acutely unwell medical patients, with Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Chronic health conditions. 

If you have considered acute and same day emergency care 'nursing' we would welcome you to come and visit us, and we will spend time showing you around, introducing you to the team, and showing you what is involved in relation to care and assessment and pathways on our unit. Flexible working patterns can be discussed at interview.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Working for our organisation

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & 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 brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve 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 new Green Plan which will set 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.


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.

Diversity Matters

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

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level registration – Registered Nurse
  • Degree or Diploma
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Degree level 6 study


Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence undertaking a mentor/preceptor role
  • Experience in relevant area of practice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jennifer Lees
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0161 918 4234