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NWVU Practice Based Educator

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Permanent or Secondment opportunity
37.5 hours per week
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Wythenshawe site
£28,050 - £36,644 p.a
05/02/2019 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

The North West Ventilation Unit provides a dedicated multi-disciplinary 7 day service, with our in-patient facilities to meet the needs of our patients requiring both non-invasive and tracheostomy invasive ventilation to a bespoke unit. We are currently recruiting nursing staff to the North West Ventilation Unit (NWVU). The service is staffed with a full MDT and includes medical and nursing teams, specialist allied Health Professionals, respiratory physiologists and administrative and support teams. With 1600 patients currently within the service we are one of the largest specialist ventilation services in the UK.

The NWVU is a 12-bedded Ventilation unit, accommodating 10 beds for elective and emergency admissions requiring non-invasive ventilation. We care for a variety of chronic respiratory and neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as COPD, Obesity, chest wall disease, MND, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy. In addition we have 2 beds with capacity for further expansion for patients weaning from invasive ventilation, those requiring long term tracheostomy ventilation and transition from paediatric ventilation services. We have a very diverse patient group including rare neuromuscular and metabolic conditions and strong links with Greater Manchester Neurology, MND and metabolic services. Our consultants work within Respiratory Medicine, Acute Medicine and Critical Care.

Co-ordinated care for tracheostomy patients, weaning and paediatric transition is an area of unmet need and a great opportunity to be involved and influential in improving outcomes and the lives of this patient group and those with non-invasive ventilation. We are seeking to appoint motivated, dynamic staff with an interest or background in respiratory/intensive care and/or general medicine. You must be able to demonstrate high quality compassionate care to support patients who require non-invasive ventilation within level 1, level 2 and level 3 environments.

An informal visit is highly recommended.

You will also:

  • Be dedicated and motivated in providing exceptional patient care
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work well within a multi-disciplinary team and individually
  • Have interest/ experience in Respiratory Medicine and/or Non-Invasive & Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  • Have a desire to develop specialized clinical skills Benefits 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
  • 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. To assist the Trust in reducing healthcare associated infections you should become familiar with the Trust’s Hand Decontamination Policy, attend mandatory induction training and be compliant with all hand hygiene standards at all times.

Please note that this post is permanent however if preferred we would consider as an initial fixed term secondment opportunity.

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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

Unit Manager
Kathryn Wells
NWVU 6341/6343

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2337