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Community Staff Nurse - Wound Care

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a.
28/03/2019 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

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.



To be a Registered Nurse working in the community setting in MFT is to be part of something amazing, which is why we need special people like you – people who stand out from the crowd. You will be funded and given time to develop your wound care skills whilst maintaining your core Community Nursing skills

Would you like to be part of something new, exciting and special?

Would you like to be a Community Nurse with a Special interest in Wound Care? Would you like the opportunity to build on your existing wound care skills?

Do you always put patients at the heart of everything you do? Can you drive quality improvement forward? Do you love sharing knowledge? If so, this fabulous hybrid role is for you. This role will automatically transform you from a band 5 to band 6 community nurse upon successful completion of a structured bespoke 3 year education programme.’ You will need to demonstrate a special interest and passion for wound care and be:

Adaptable to new roles Responsive to change

Prepared to lead Always looking to improve Excellent listener Fast learner A compassionate caring individual We are currently recruiting 1st level Registered General Nurses (RGN’s) to a permanent role for our Integrated Community Nursing sites across our 4 patches that focus on both transitional and on-going care of patients within a community setting. The hours of the service are from 8am until 10pm and a variety of shift patterns will be available.

Being a nurse at our trust is about having access to fantastic learning facilities, supported with development opportunities, it means being trusted, recognised, respected and rewarded. We offer an exceptional perceptorship package, including working in partnership with our specialist tissue viability team,  ensuring our nurses supported to deliver the highest standards of care. We believe this is the way it should be! We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work. We provide a number of benefits, which you can view on the attached document. Post-holders will also have access to the Academy and LEAD Training Programmes, a unique and innovative concept to develop skill sets, which brings together all of the education and training activities of the University Hospital of South Manchester under one umbrella. Our commitment is further reinforced by our robust Trust Nurse Revalidation Programme – offering an e-portfolio and dedicated individual support.

MFT is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, MFT puts patient care at its heart and recruits staff that are open, honest and focused on striving for excellence. MFT has built an enviable international reputation on five unwavering principles for clinical excellence, research and development, teaching, learning and for treating patients with compassion, respect and dignity.

Previous applicants need not apply

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Susan Berry – Matron for the Integrated Community Nursing Service (ICNS) at 07989 958 404 or Service Lead Debra Dooley 07779 961 528