Nursing Assistant - Ward 11 - Trafford Stroke Unit

Nursing Assistant - Ward 11 - Trafford Stroke Unit

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust | Urmston, Manchester, M41 5SL, GB

Posted 14 days ago

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Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding caring role in the NHS? If so right now on Ward 11 we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Nursing Assistants to support the Multidisciplinary team to provide high standards of personal care for our patients.
Based at Trafford General Hospital, Ward 11 is a dedicated Stroke Ward running as a district stroke centre. We work very closely with the hyper acute centres across greater Manchester to ensure patients receiving safe, effective, and evidence based care to ensure maximum recovery following a stroke.
We work together as a large multidisciplinary team, all striving with a shared vision to help our patients recover with maximum independence.
The team have embraced the MFT's "What Matters to Me," work and use it to ensure we find out what is most important to our patients, get to know them well and support them to be involved in all decisions about their care.
Suitable applicants will have excellent communications skills and be able to provide kindness and compassion to patients in their care. You would be required to actively engage with the patients that require enhanced supervision through therapeutic patient activities.
You would be a valued member of the multidisciplinary team and be expected to deliver high standards of person centered care showing empathy, patience and understanding at all times.
In this role you will be there to support your patients by providing assistance with all aspects of their daily needs, including, personal care, promoting continence, assisting with meals and drinks, and maintaining safety.
MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & 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 sustainable.
At 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.
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. But more than that, our team's commitment to work with empathy, consideration and dignity means that we're among the best - and most compassionate - in our field.
On joining MFT, you'll be supported to develop your knowledge and skills through our Support Worker Development Programme for Nursing Assistants that includes completion of the Care Certificate for candidates who have not completed this previously. 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 a more experienced Nursing Assistant seeking a new opportunity in a Band 3 role, you'll undertake a skills analysis when you start to identify any gaps in your clinical skills knowledge needed for your role. You'll 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 you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the 'Supporting Documents' heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll 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 you'll 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
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team .
We're looking forward to hearing from you!