HDU Staff Nurse - Manchester

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Position – HDU Staff Nurse – Greater Manchester


Salary –£25,000-28,000
Hours –Full Time

Our Vacancy

 Within this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the care of mainly surgical patients in our High Dependency Unit and on our busy ward. The wide range of clinical procedures provided by our client means that you will be exposed to a diverse range of nursing specialisms such as: orthopaedic, paediatric and bariatric surgery. Your role will include managing a group of patients providing clinical skills including communicating with the patient, assessing their immediate and future care needs and aiding their recovery. This might include care of their surgical site, medicine management and fluid balance. You will also be involved in caring for patients should they need to be transferred to a level 3 unit.


Working hours: This is a full time RGN position of 37.5 hours per week. The post entails working on a rotation basis covering both day, night shifts and on call.


Location: The Hospital is close to Manchester City Centre, and there is parking available.


Who we are looking for

Qualifications & Training:

We are looking for qualified Registered Nurses. ALS and mentorship qualifications would also be desirable, however training can be provided if necessary. Critical care qualification is required.



We are looking for a confident Registered HDU/ICU Nurse with demonstrable experience working in a HDU/ICU environment within the last 6 months.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in teams and working with minimum supervision. Previous surgical experience is essential and ideally you will have experience of applying clinical reasoning skills to a range of complex and varied patient case mixes.


Knowledge and Technical Ability:

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of delivering high quality care and what it takes to make a difference to the patients admitted under your care, as well as having an interest in current evidence based practice and a desire to make a difference.

You will be competent across a range of nursing skills supported by professional and clinical knowledge and you will possess the mandatory training requirements for the role including infection control and health and safety competencies. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the principles of accountable practice and have evidence of pursuing your continued professional development.



As a member of our team, you will be passionate about patient care, have high clinical standards and be looking for ways to improve the way we run our business. Your collaborative and positive approach to team working will mean you fit in well with our culture. We really value people who are organised and efficient, and who combine this with a genuine empathy for vulnerable and sick patients which are clearly perceptible. We need you to be willing to be flexible in your working patterns and processes.

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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