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Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
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£21,909 - £28,462 p.a.
28/09/2017 23:59
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Staff Nurse - A3 Orthopaedic

NHS AfC: Band 5

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals.   Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. 

This post provides an excellent career opportunity for someone who is clinically credible but wishes to further develop management and leadership skills.

The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute teaching Trust with an annual income over £400 million. The Trust is recognized as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport.

Voted the Best Hospital in October 2014 by patients in the Manchester Evening News and holding the accolade of Britain’s Greenest Hospital, the Trust puts patient care at its heart and recruits staff that are open, honest and focused.

UHSM has built an enviable international reputation on five unwavering principles of clinical excellence, research and development, teaching, learning and for treating patients with compassion, respect and dignity.
Ward A3 is a fast-paced, 28 beds, dynamic orthopaedic ward , dedicated to delivering high standards of nursing care to patients undergoing elective and trauma orthopaedic surgery. Due to service expansion, we are currently looking to recruit highly motivated band 5 staff nurses with a passion for delivering high quality care.

We are interested in hearing from both experienced and newly qualified nurses, who are highly motivated, aspirational and caring individuals, to come and join us and work within our well established nursing team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within this specialty and further develop your surgical clinical skills.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the nursing profession, and patient care. They will be enthusiastic and professional with a good work ethic and the ability to adapt into our friendly multidisciplinary team. They will be flexible and possess the ability to think quickly and work in a busy orthopaedic ward.

You will be supported by your mentor/preceptor, but will also have the support of the trust practice based educator team through the Trust Preceptorship Programme and on-going CPD. The trust has strong links with local universities and the UHSM Academy based at our Education and Resource Centre supports numerous in house training opportunities, together with the Critical Care Skills Institute, the Practice Based Educators and the Trust Specialist Nurses.

We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment, in which to work and provide a number of benefits, some of which include:
- Exceptional Preceptorship programme and on-going CPD
- Excellent Employee Health & Wellbeing support
- Ample on-site car parking facilities or Cycle to Work Scheme
- Excellent transport links to Central Manchester and surrounding areas
- Car Leasing Scheme
- Annual personal development review to support career

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further information regarding this post, please contact Carla Robinson Ward Manager A3 on at

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 2912337