As part of the exciting expansion of the North West Ventilation Unit we will be providing a dedicated multi-disciplinary 7 day service with relocation of our in-patient facilities to meet the needs of our patients requiring both non-invasive and tracheostomy ventilation to a bespoke unit. We are currently recruiting nursing staff to the North West Ventilation Unit (NWVU). The service is staffed with a full MDT and includes medical and nursing teams, specialist allied Health Professionals, respiratory physiologists and administrative and support teams. With 1500 patients currently within the service we are one of the largest specialist ventilation services in the UK.
The NWVU is a 12-bedded Ventilation unit, accommodating 10 beds for elective and emergency admissions requiring non-invasive ventilation. We care for a variety of chronic respiratory and neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as COPD, Obesity, chest wall disease, MND, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy. In addition we are opening 2 beds with capacity for further expansion for patients weaning from invasive ventilation, those requiring long term tracheostomy ventilation and transition from paediatric ventilation services. We have a very diverse patient group including rare neuromuscular and metabolic conditions and strong links with Greater Manchester Neurology, MND and metabolic services. Our consultants work within Respiratory Medicine, Acute Medicine and Critical Care. There will be exciting opportunities for individuals with critical care skills or those wishing to develop these skills within the weaning service and transition from an acute critical care environment to our dedicated weaning facility. Co-ordinated care for tracheostomy patients, weaning and paediatric transition is an area of unmet need and a great opportunity to be involved and influential in improving outcomes and the lives of this patient group and those with non-invasive ventilation. Suitable candidates will have ambitions to develop their clinical skills and management for patients requiring long term ventilatory support.
We are seeking to appoint motivated, dynamic staff with an interest or background in respiratory/intensive care and/or general medicine. You must be able to demonstrate high quality compassionate care and be keen to develop professional skills such as taking blood gases, venepuncture and cannulation, tracheostomy management, to support patients who require non-invasive ventilation within level 1 and level 2 environments. An informal visit is recommended.
You will also:
* Be dedicated and motivated in providing exceptional patient care
* Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Work well within a multi-disciplinary team and individually
* Have interest/ experience in Respiratory Medicine and/or Non-Invasive
* Have a desire to develop specialized clinical skills
The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute teaching Trust with an annual income of over £400 million. The Trust is recognised as a Centre of clinical excellence and provides a wide range of health services to the areas of South Manchester, South Trafford, North East Cheshire and West Stockport.
Recently voted the Best Hospital by patients in the Manchester Evening News and holding the accolade of Britain’s Greenest Hospital, the Trust places patient care at its heart, recruiting staff that are open, honest and focused on striving for excellence.
We provide a number of benefits commensurate in working for the NHS which include:
* 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays
* A standard working week of 37.5 hours
* NHS Pension scheme (unless you choose to opt out)
* Annual personal development review to support career aspirations
* A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
* We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work.
To assist the Trust in reducing healthcare associated infections you should become familiar with the Trust’s Hand Decontamination Policy, attend mandatory induction training and be compliant with all hand hygiene standards at all times.
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PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.
UHSM has five core PEOPLE values. These values bring together our very talented team and they guide us in the way we work.
Patient first – we put our patients and customers first. We aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.
E xcellence – we are dedicated to developing excellence. We strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.
One team– we aim to attract, excite, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.
oPen – we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.
Leadership – we believe in leadership at all levels. We demonstrate personal courage and role model the behaviour we expect from others.
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.
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