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Staff Nurse in Infection Control and Tissue Viability

Band 5

Main area
Infection Control/Tissue Viability
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Foundation Trust Acute and Community
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata
22/01/2019 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Infection Prevention and Control & Tissue Viability Specialist Team as a Band 5 staff nurse. The service covers Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) all acute sites encompassing adult and children’s services and community, providing advice and support within both specialities.

As a Staff Nurse in Infection Control and Tissue Viability you will contribute to the provision of a high quality service by utilising knowledge and providing clinical support. You will demonstrate an understanding of the issues related to the identification, assessment, treatment and management of patients with healthcare associated infection/tissue damage. You will monitor and improve standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidence based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues. Your role includes providing education and training and a teaching/mentorship qualification is desirable.

Both specialities offer high profile agendas and work corporately allowing practitioners to develop skills across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical services.

You must have excellent communication skills, the ability to engage with key multi-disciplinary teams, a positive attitude to service developments, be a team player and demonstrate an interest in Infection Prevention and Control / Tissue Viability. 

The candidate will be fully supported in this role through an established competency package.

In return for your commitment we offer excellent learning opportunities with an emphasis on professional and clinical skills development within this challenging and dynamic environment.



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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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