Trainee or Qualified Nursing Assistant - Theatres | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 20 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £16,053.82 - £19,020 p.a
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 February 2020
Location: Manchester, M13 9WL
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Apprenticeship
Job reference: 2240426/349-COR-036-20

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Across our theatre departments within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, we have vacancies for theatre support workers who are open and honest and dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients.

The theatre support worker is a vital member of our operating theatre team, who provides support to our Registered Theatre Practitioners and Medical colleagues working within the department. Across all our theatre settings, you would be part of a team and culture that work closely together and support each other to provide high quality peri-operative patient care.

We have opportunities across our following theatre settings:

Wythenshawe hospital

With a number of theatre suites specialising in cardio-thoracic, vascular, orthopedics, burns and plastics and general surgery we have a number of opportunities available for theatre support workers to join our friendly and dynamic teams.

Trafford Hospital

With 3 theatre suites and a total of 9 operating theatres specialising in elective and trauma orthopedic surgery.

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Across our busy 18 theatres suite, our theatre support workers are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, with responsibility which include escorting and reassuring patients, stock management, environmental cleanliness and equipment checking and supply.

You must be; passionate about delivering the best patient centred care to this most complex group of patients. If you are interested but do not have the relevant qualification (Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Health Care Support competency based qualification, (BTEC qualifications are not accepted) then don’t worry we can support a trainee post and are committed to developing our staff as we have a committed and dedicated education team. You will be expected to work early, late and night shifts within all our various wards, where we have vacancies which will be paid at the appropriate enhanced rate.

The apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the Trust and consists of a 15-21 month programme of intensive training in order to prepare you for the role of a Qualified Nursing Assistant. On successful completion of the programme you will have attained an Apprenticeship in Health

You will need to have:
• Excellent communication skills – in particular listening skills
• A friendly, open, empathetic and compassionate communication style
• A strong ability to engage with patients, visitors and colleagues
• The ability to work well in a team

In return for all your hard work we can offer you a great opportunity to care for a cross section of some of Greater Manchester’s most complex patients, supporting their various needs and developing your skills and experience in abundance.

In essence, it’s not a job for the faint hearted but guarantees to offer you the chance of working in a fantastic team and leaving each day with the satisfaction in knowing you’ve done a great job in delivering an outstanding patient experience. We’re a forward-thinking, innovative and passionate organisation, committed to providing the best possible patient care but we need people like you to remain the best at what we do.

Interviews will take place on the 24th Febuary at Wythenshawe Hospital and will consist of an initial Maths and English assessment and an interview. This process will take up to 4 hours.

Prior to the assessment date, please state any additional support that you may require during the assessment.

The salary for a Trainee Nursing Assistant is £16,053.52 per annum and upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, the salary for a Qualified Nursing Assistant starts at £17,652.00 per annum.

Successful applicants who have secured a position on the 15-21 month apprenticeship will be paid at £16,053.82 and will progress to Band 2 salary £17,652 - £19,020 per annum upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

What’s more, you’ll make great friends with new colleagues and enjoy the buzz of team camaraderie and all that comes with that, a comprehensive Induction programme, full and part time career development training, a minimum of 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), access to a range of employee benefits including childcare vouchers, discount rates at our on-site nursery, staff discounts and salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme. What could be better?

We appoint on where there are vacancies, we cannot guarantee that you will be given a position at a ward/hospital of your choice.

This advert closes on Sunday 26 Jan 2020

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