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Team Assistant - Health Visiting | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 10 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,383 per annum (pro rata) for part-time roles
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 10 July 2024
Location: Trafford, M32 0TH
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6311655/349-LCO-6311655


This post requires you to work under supervision as part of small skill mix team that includes Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses and Team Assistants.

The role involves predominantly administrative duties supporting the Health Visiting Team to ensure clients receive appropriate intervention and support in a timely manner. Good IT skills are required as the successful candidate will be required to access and input onto health databases.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

Experience of carrying out clerical duties.

Knowledge of the role of the Team Assistant.

Experience of working within a team.

Computer literate.

Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs

Trafford Local Care Organisation brings together NHS community health and social care services; aiming to improve the health of local people in Trafford by working across organisational boundaries.

Community healthcare teams are employed by MFT and deployed to us, linking closely with Manchester Local Care Organisation. Teams work as one and together to make a difference to the health of people in Trafford.

We seek to recruit a part-time Team Assistant to work in our Health Visiting Service.

Successful applicants will help to support delivery of health services to children and young people and their families within the wider community as part of a multi-agency workforce.

We require motivated people, who are keen to learn, able to work on own initiative, responsive to change and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and team working skills. Good communication (verbal and written), organisational and prioritising skills are essential. An awareness of safeguarding issues and a broad understanding of children and young people’s health issues both locally and nationally are also required. In return we are able to offer a thorough induction programme as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development.

Successful applicants will primarily work within one team, but may be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00.

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.

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 Monday 24 Jun 2024

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