Trainee Clinical Perfusion Scientist | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 Per Annum( Pro Rata)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Manchester, M239LT
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6198553/349-WTWA-6198553

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a trainee Clinical Perfusionist within a dynamic forward-thinking Perfusion Department.

Manchester Foundation Trust and Wythenshawe Hospital are at the cutting-edge of cardiac surgery. We provide all aspects of adult cardiac surgery including, ventricular assist devices (V.A.D.), heart and lung transplantation and respiratory extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (E.C.M.O.). The suitable candidate will be friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic. In addition to this, the ability to work as part of a team, but also to thrive under the use of their own autonomy, is imperative. Furthermore, suitable candidates will shine under pressure and be able to focus for long periods of time, in stressful situations.

All applicants must possess a life science honours degree, with minimum 2.1, and be able to commit to an eventual departmental on-call rotation.

The successful candidate will be required to attend The University of Bristol for completion of a Perfusion Science (MSc). The MSc is carried out by completing one week blocks of study at Bristol University alongside 'hands on' practical training at Wythenshawe.

Applicants must be available to attend the each designated week of the MSc course.

The main duty of the role is the set up and running of the Heart Lung machine for cardiac surgery.

In addition the perfusion department is responsible for the cell salvage machines and Intra Aortic Balloon Pumps.

Wythenshawe is a transplant centre, and so the perfusion department uses mechanical circulatory support devices. These include ventricular assist devices, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Heartmate 3.

Wythenshawe also provides a Veno Veno Respiratory ECMO service and has the capacity to retrieve patients from 'outside' units.

Please refer to the attached Job description for a full overview.

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of £2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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!

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 Jun 2024

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