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Staff Nurse - Burns ICU

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Wythenshawe site
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a.
24/02/2019 23:59

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

Our Organisation 

The Manchester NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute teaching hospital. The Trust is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health care services to the areas of Manchester, South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport.

Our Opportunity

We are currently recruiting full time (37.5hrs) experienced Staff Nurses with either ward or ICU skills to join the team on the Burns Unit.

The Burns unit has critical care, high dependency and ward level beds with an integral theatre and an Outreach team who continue the care for patients from discharge. We have a multidisciplinary approach to caring for burns patients. The team comprises of staff from across many professions and includes consultants and their medical team, ward manager and the nursing team, specialist nurses, physiotherapy, occupational therapist, dietician and other allied health professionals.

Our requirement

The Burns Unit are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individuals who have ward or ICU skills (at least 12months experience) to work in a changing and challenging environment. They must be confident, approachable and able to demonstrate ability to work under own initiative.

We are looking for staff nurses with a compassionate, caring nature who will focus on the delivery of care, working to ensure standards are met and improved within the clinical environment working closely with nursing colleagues, multidisciplinary team and partner organisations.

You will:

  • You will need to be passionate about your role as a registered nurse   and be able to adapt to changing situations quickly
  • Have an interest in working as part of this team •You need to have excellent organisation skills •Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills •Willing to work well within a large multi-disciplinary team and individually •Work with team members with appropriate levels of supervision when needed •Be committed to delivering the highest standards of care whilst meeting the physical, emotional and complex psychosocial needs of our patients.

The unit encourages and supports staff development having links with the Critical Care Institute and other educational providers within Greater Manchester. As part of the role you will undertake the certificate in professional studies in Burns care within 12-18 months as part of your development.

To apply for this position it is essential you have 12 months NHS and or ICU experience as a registered nurse.


We provide a number of benefits commensurate in working for the NHS which include:

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays •A standard working week of 37.5 hours (for full-time) •NHS Pension scheme (unless you choose to opt out) •Annual personal development review to support career aspirations •A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel •We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work.

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.


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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

Ward Manager - Sue Gibbons or Sr. Sally Holmes, 0161 291 6313

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2338