Job summary

We’re looking for compassionate and caring Nursing Assistants with a passion to be a key part of the patient care journey here at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). Our Nursing Assistants take great pride in the essential work we do. That’s because we’re not just helping patients, we’re going the extra mile for them – day in, day out. Our nursing teams are committed to caring for our patients and families, delivering consistent, high quality, patient focused care.

You’ll communicate in a sensitive and compassionate manner with patients, relatives, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, working flexibly across a range of day and night shifts over 7 days a week.

Main duties of the job

Being supervised by Registered Nurses & within Trust guidelines & protocols, you’ll assist the Nursing team in delivering the excellent standard of patient care that you would expect for yourself and your loved ones.

Your duties will involve supporting patients with personal care needs, including mobilising, toileting, bathing, dressing, eating & drinking.

Following on the job training and assessment, you’ll learn how to undertake a range of delegated clinical care duties that include recording patient observations & changes to patient conditions.

On the Job Training Opportunities

On joining MFT, if you are new to working in healthcare, you’ll be supported to develop your knowledge & skills through our Support Worker Development Programme for Nursing Assistants. The great news is, the completion of the Support Worker Development Programme will give you the opportunity to progress into a Band 3 Nursing Assistant role.

If you’re an experienced Nursing Assistant with a comprehensive range of skills & seeking a new opportunity in a Band 3 role, you’ll undertake a skills analysis when you start to ensure that you meet the skills required for your role. If there are any gaps identified in your knowledge, you’ll be supported to access relevant clinical skills modules to support your progression to a Band 3 post on completion.

Evidence of prior learning will be reviewed and considered.

About us

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Date posted

12 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 to £24,336 a year Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

349-WTWA-5257495

Job locations

Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe

M23 9LT

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), our Nursing Assistantstake great pride in the essential work we do. Thats because were not just helping patients, were going the extra mile for them day in, day out. But more than that, our teams commitment to work with empathy, consideration and dignity means that were among the best and most compassionate in our field.

On joining MFT, youll be supported to develop your knowledge and skills through our Support Worker Development Programme for Nursing Assistants ) . The great news is, the completion of the Support Worker Development Programme will give you the opportunity to progress into a Band 3 Nursing Assistant role.

If youre a more experienced Nursing Assistantseeking a new opportunity in a Band 3 role, youll undertake a skills analysis when you start to identify any gaps in your clinical skills knowledge needed for your role. Youll then be supported to access relevant modules from the clinical skills programme to support your progression to a Band 3 post on completion.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), our Nursing Assistantstake great pride in the essential work we do. Thats because were not just helping patients, were going the extra mile for them day in, day out. But more than that, our teams commitment to work with empathy, consideration and dignity means that were among the best and most compassionate in our field.

On joining MFT, youll be supported to develop your knowledge and skills through our Support Worker Development Programme for Nursing Assistants ) . The great news is, the completion of the Support Worker Development Programme will give you the opportunity to progress into a Band 3 Nursing Assistant role.

If youre a more experienced Nursing Assistantseeking a new opportunity in a Band 3 role, youll undertake a skills analysis when you start to identify any gaps in your clinical skills knowledge needed for your role. Youll then be supported to access relevant modules from the clinical skills programme to support your progression to a Band 3 post on completion.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE’s/functional skills

Desirable

  • Holds the NVQ or Apprenticeship Level 2 in Care qualification or equivalent/equivalent experience

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with working with adults in a care environment

Desirable

  • Experience of working in more than within a health care environment.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE’s/functional skills

Desirable

  • Holds the NVQ or Apprenticeship Level 2 in Care qualification or equivalent/equivalent experience

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with working with adults in a care environment

Desirable

  • Experience of working in more than within a health care environment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.