Central Manchester Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester.

We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, it means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams.

Adult Critical Care Nursing

Our state-of-the-art adult critical care services within the Trust comprise of our cardiac intensive care unit and our adult critical care service. Our units are modern, bright and spacious – the perfect environment for critically ill patients requiring multi-organ support in the twenty first century to receive compassionate individualised care from our nursing staff.

Our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Manchester Royal Infirmary is a 12-bedded unit caring for level 3 and level 2 patients. Join this team, and you will play your part in providing care at the cutting edge of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. The unit is a tertiary centre for Adult Congenital heart patients and tertiary referral centre for cardiology. You will provide compassionate care to patients who have had both planned and emergency open heart surgery, as well as patients who have undergone trans aortic valve implantations.

In our Adult Critical Care Service you will work between the 18-bed General Intensive Care Unit, 18-bed High Dependency Unit (on the Central site) and our 3-bed Critical Care Unit (on the Trafford site). This means you will gain valuable experience in the care of a wide range of patients including haematology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, renal medicine/transplant and head and neck surgery, giving you a chance to expand your skills and knowledge.

We know that for someone new to critical care nursing, it can all seem a little overwhelming, so we have dedicated educational staff and a comprehensive induction programme, plus we’ll support you to complete the Critical Care Skills Course. To start this journey with us, you will have had your elective placement within a critical care setting as a student or bring some acute ward experience.

If you are an experienced critical care nurse, then the opportunities for you are amazing. We will support your individual interests so you can play your part in providing respectful, compassionate care to our patients and enabling our junior staff to become the expert critical care nurses of the future.

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Adult Nursing - Surgery Division

There has never been a better time to be an adult nurse, and the opportunities for you at Central Manchester University Hospitals are amazing.  We’re committed to providing the best patient and family experience, so we’re proud to nurture and support our nurses. Our adult services are configured into divisions, with opportunities for you to either start your career in nursing with us or move into this area.

We provide care for patients undergoing a huge range of surgical procedures either in a day case or in-patient setting.  As a member of our nursing team, you will play your part in providing care in a number of surgical settings, such as hepatobiliary, trauma orthopaedics, bowel, renal transplant, head and neck and urology.  We are a nationally recognised surgical cancer centre for a number of specialities, enabling you to hone your skills as you provide compassionate patient-centred care to patients and families during difficult periods in their life. Surgical nursing is an exciting and motivating speciality, so we will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme supporting you to develop and influence our pioneering services. 

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Adult Nursing - Specialist Medicine

There has never been a better time to be an adult nurse, and the opportunities for you at Central Manchester University Hospitals are amazing.  We’re committed to providing the best patient and family experience, so we’re proud to nurture and support our nurses. Our adult services are configured into divisions, with opportunities for you to either start your career in nursing with us or move into this area.

The opportunities for development and progression within Specialist Medicine are exceptional. If you are just starting out in your career or considering a return to practice, this is the perfect department to take your next step. It all begins with a full induction. Our educational practitioners will take you through a six-week introduction to each specialty. You’ll also enjoy study days, excellent in-house and external training, and clear routes for career progression. What’s more, with the potential for shift and flexible working in some areas, you can strike the right balance between life and career.

Caring for those with high dependency needs is incredibly rewarding. With us, you will discover unrivalled potential to become highly specialised and excel as a nurse. We offer Band 5 nurses the opportunity to rotate across diverse areas, with three four-month placements over the course of a year. We will discuss your pathway with you, matching your passions with our patients’ needs. Depending on your experience, you can enjoy the support of a preceptor or mentor.

There are four core areas, which you can choose to experience on a rotational basis. They are:

The Department of Clinical Haematology is expanding, with a newly designed state-of-the-art centre delivering advanced care to patients with haematological disorders. Much of our ward is dedicated to treating patients with blood cancers and those who need intensive chemotherapy. We are recognised as a regional centre specialising in stem cell transplantation, haemophilia, sickle cell and thalassemia diseases.

Opportunities for development are incredibly varied and include in-house and formal courses in chemotherapy, acute illness management and haematology, plus weekly education sessions led by our experienced Haematology Specialist Nurses.

Manchester Heart Centre is a tertiary centre for cardiology & cardiac surgery services.

Across ward 4, the Acute Cardiac Centre, the cardiology day case unit and cardiac catheter laboratory, our cardiology services span a wide range of elective and emergency specialist services, as well as interventional cardiology - from angiography and angioplasty, to device implantation, heart failure management and beyond.

Our cardiac surgery service comprises the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and ward 3. CICU is a mixed speciality cardiac surgery and cardiology critical care area. Ward 3 is a specialist cardiac surgery ward accommodating 21 patients for procedures including elective and emergency cardiac surgery, Transaortic Valve Implantation & Cardiothoracic trauma. As the regional centre for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, we do more than simply support patients through complex cardiac surgery - we also take care of renal support, ENT, general surgery and post natal care.

All of these services are supported by a busy outpatient department and specialist nurses. So whatever your professional goal may be, we can help you achieve it.

Manchester Centre for Gastroenterology and Hepatology is an exciting place to work, and one with an exciting future - for our fun and friendly team, and for every individual in it. We take pride in nursing patients to the highest standards, within an acute and complex specialty that includes liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatology.

Committed to your development, we provide extensive education and training to enhance your knowledge and skills. We also offer excellent opportunities for career progression.

Joining us, you will receive a four-week super-nummery period, plus a full local induction programme and  bespoke ‘gastro’ training provided by our own clinical educator. Newly qualified nurses also benefit from a 12-month preceptorship programme. Mentorship is a priority for us, so we aim to enrol you on an accredited Preparation for Mentorship Programme within 12 months of commencing in post or sooner, depending on your experience.

Renal Medicine is an exciting and diverse place to be. Our two wards provide inpatient acute care  and are an excellent base for developing nephrology nursing skills. Manchester Royal Infirmary is a tertiary centre for patients with acute kidney injury, and our central renal haemodialysis unit is complemented by satellite haemodialysis centres in Tameside, North Manchester and at Altrincham. Altrincham is also home to our world-renowned home haemodialysis training unit. Our broad offer to patients is further enhanced by the vast array of renal outpatient support offered by our Peritoneal Dialysis team.

We actively promote staff rotation, so you will enjoy the opportunity to gain a broad range of experience that reflects our patients’ journeys. Along the way, you will enjoy the support of our skilled and experienced education team, and access to renal specialist nurse learning modules. Put simply, we will make sure you develop the skills to deliver care you can be proud of.

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Adult Nursing - Acute and Rehabilitation

There has never been a better time to be an adult nurse, and the opportunities for you at Central Manchester University Hospitals are amazing.  We’re committed to providing the best patient and family experience, so we’re proud to nurture and support our nurses. Our adult services are configured into divisions, with opportunities for you to either start your career in nursing with us or move into this area.

The Division of Medicine and Community Services offers exciting opportunities across a wide range of services both in the acute areas of the Trust and across community services. The Division is divided into four Directorates: Emergency Services, Acute & Rehabilitation Medicine, Adult Community Services and Children’s Community Services. We have opportunities across all services especially for staff nurses at band 5. The acute areas of the Trust, including Accident and Emergency, offer nurses the chance to develop acute care skills in a variety of settings including respiratory medicine, endocrinology, care of the elderly and rehabilitation.

The Division is supported by a senior nursing providing a focus on supporting the patient groups within the Division across all Community and Acute Care Services.

There are teams of specialist nurses and individual specialist nurses who support patient care across the Division to assist in providing care in the appropriate setting be it in patients’ own homes or acute hospital setting.

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Children’s Nursing

Being a staff nurse at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team who are focused on providing children and their families with individualised, compassionate care. There are opportunities in a number of areas including Critical Care (PICU & PHDU), Medicine, Surgery and Bone Marrow Transplant.

As one of the largest children’s hospitals in Europe, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has an international reputation for excellence in healthcare and teaching. It offers a large range of nursing specialities: sixteen different areas under one roof, so the potential for experience in children’s nursing couldn’t be greater.

What’s more, all new nursing staff are provided with a two-week bespoke induction programme and a further four-weeks minimum supernumerary period, longer in Critical Care. We’ll also support you to develop your children’s nursing career through a portfolio of courses run either on site or in partnership with local universities. 

It’s a great place to work for nurses who share our key values and want to make a difference to children’s lives.

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Community Services

There has never been a better time to be a nurse within community services, and the opportunities for you at Central Manchester University Hospitals are amazing. We’re committed to providing the best patient and family experience both in our hospitals and in the community, so we’re proud to nurture and support our nurses to provide the very best care.

The focus of all of our Divisions and the Trust is to transfer people from acute care as soon as possible to a community setting. Our community services include Intermediate Care, District Nursing Services, IV Community Therapy Team and Active Case Management and, children’s community services include health visiting, Vulnerable Baby Services, Community Paediatrics and special needs school nursing.

If you are an experienced and dedicated registered nurse, who is passionate about providing excellent care to patients and their families in the community - we have exciting opportunities in all areas of community services. You will be committed to developing partnerships with patients and their families, sharing our key values to make a difference in the diverse communities of Manchester and Trafford.

Nurses with skills gained in the acute sector are encouraged to apply as these skills can be used effectively within community services, as patients in these areas require complex care from skilled and experienced nurses.

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Being a midwife at Saint Mary's Hospital allows you to deliver high standards of care in our state of the art tertiary referral unit which provides specialist services for the diverse women of Greater Manchester. We have a 19-bedded high-risk delivery unit with four high-dependency beds, supported by a high dependency nurse per shift. The hospital also hosts a co-located, midwifery-led unit and provides a standalone birth centre at Salford. Two postnatal and one antenatal ward support in-patient services.

The community team covers central Manchester and parts of both Trafford and Salford. Antenatal services are provided at Salford and Trafford as well as Saint Mary’s supporting choice for women and providing care closer to home. Saint Mary’s has achieved CNST Level 3 and is Baby Friendly accredited.

We are looking for experienced and dedicated registered midwives to join us at Band 6, with opportunities for newly qualified midwives at Band 5 alongside a preceptorship period.

Committed to providing high standards of care, you will be flexible and resourceful with solid communication and record keeping skills.

But no matter what level you join us at Saint Mary’s Hospital, we are committed to developing your skills and we will support you throughout your midwifery career.

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Theatre Nursing

Our 42 state-of-the-art operating theatres are exciting, dynamic, changing environments. Joining us as a Theatre Nurse (RN) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), you'll work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, focused on the safe and excellent care of patients undergoing surgical procedures.

We're looking for both experienced staff and staff new to theatres. There are surgical opportunities in Children’s, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Head and Neck, Renal, Trauma Orthopaedics, Urology, Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology at our central Manchester site plus additional opportunities in elective Orthopaedics and day-case surgery at our Trafford site.

Working within one of these speciality settings, you will be able to channel your career within theatre scrub, anaesthetics or recovery. Our comprehensive competency-based development programme will support you every step of the way.  Supervised by a dedicated theatre nurse/practitioner, you'll be challenged to increase your knowledge and skills month by month.

There are opportunities to access further education through our Service Level Agreement at local Universities to expand and enhance your abilities. A love of teaching is essential as we accomodate the apprenticeship programme, trainee ODP's, Student Nurses and trainee paramedics. There are opportunities to develop managerial experience too.

Being a theatre nurse/practitioner is a great opportunity to act as the patient’s advocate, providing truly individualised, safe, harm-free care. All staff in theatre work with our values in mind: Pride, Respect, Empathy, Consideration, Compassion and Dignity.

These are rewarding opportunities to work in an integrated multidisciplinary team setting that offers real potential for personal and structured professional development. It's a chance to provide care you can be proud of.

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Trafford General Hospital

Working as part of our nursing team at Trafford General Hospital allows you to work with like minded people who are focused on delivering a high standard of safe and compassionate care to our patients.

Trafford General Hospital is a welcoming and friendly environment committed to delivering high performing, friendly services with compassionate and skilled staff who are proud to give the best care in a safe and welcoming environment. As part of Central Manchester University Hospitals we aim to deliver first-class acute medicine and rehabilitation services.

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team who share our sense of excitement and commitment to delivering exemplary patient care. We are looking for kind, caring, compassionate nurses who will thrive in this environment.

There are opportunities across a number of our wards, in a variety of disciplines from orthopaedic and day case surgery, medicine, acute medical unit, neuro-rehabilitation, complex discharge to urgent care.

As a valued employee of Central Manchester University Hospitals, you will be provided with a comprehensive induction and participate in discussing your development needs through annual appraisal and agreeing a personal development plan. If you’re keen to gain wider nursing experience, we also have a one-year rotational programme within the hospital for newly qualified staff that can be tailored to your needs. Newly qualified staff will also be supported through the Trust’s preceptorship programme.

The hospital is close to the motorway network with car parking available on site and also benefits from good train links to Manchester. The hospital is conveniently situated within walking distance of Urmston town Centre and the Trafford Centre.

We also have a minibus service to the Central Manchester site which runs regularly throughout the day to enable our staff to attend study days.

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Band 5 Rotational Programmes

Our Rotational Nursing Programmes could be the ideal next step in your career path.

It really is a unique opportunity to gain a breadth of skills and experience that will set you up for life in your nursing career. How? Because, even if you're unsure which area you want to specialise in, by rotating across three various divisions over 12 months, you’ll gain exposure to a range of ward, theatre, medical and surgical settings. You’ll also have your very own mentor and Clinical Practice Education Facilitator. And, at the end of those 12 months you’ll be offered a permanent contract in an area you enjoy working in and be part of a highly skilled and flexible workforce that’s able to easily adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. We only have a set number of places for this programme so get your application in early and speak with the team about the pathways available.

We only have a set number of places on rotational programmes available so get your application in early! We recommend you make contact with the named individual on the advert about the pathways available to you.