Greater Manchester, Greater Nursing
Nursing is, very simply, a vital profession, essential to everyone’s health, and our society. There’s nowhere better to be a nurse than Greater Manchester, where the choice of roles and career paths is as diverse as the area itself.
With so many people to care for – and the range of trusts, hospitals, primary and community services within our network – we can offer an impressive range of roles. You can work in hospital wards, outpatient units or specialist departments, or get out into the community, working in homes, GP practices or nursing homes. You could focus on adults, children, mental health or people with learning disabilities. There are also many opportunities in education, research, informatics and workplaces, the ambulance service, prison service and police – and we also have links with the voluntary and private sectors.
When you’re ready to move, we make it simple to change roles. So you can grow your skills in a particular area, or move sideways to take on a new role. You can also apply your skills with a different provider.
Nursing opportunities within
Now is the time to start a career in community nursing in Greater Manchester, with more initiatives to care for patients in their own home, and more services moving from hospitals to community.
Community nursing can be broadly described as any nursing care provided outside of an acute hospital. It includes healthcare provided in the home and other community settings, for example health centres, community hospitals, police stations and schools.
Working in the community is a different challenge to working in a ward environment, involving a great deal of autonomy, and it can be incredibly rewarding. Whichever role you choose, you’ll never run out of options.
The move to providing more care out of hospital and in the community makes General Practice Nursing in the region a rewarding career in Greater Manchester.
A Practice Nurse is often the first person a patient sees when they visit their local GP practice, General Practice nurses see people from birth to old age undertaking holistic care and management for the practice population. They are key in enabling patients with the management of long term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory and heart disease. From public health to palliative care, general practice nursing offers a unique opportunity to build deep and lasting relationships with patients, carers families and communities throughout the life course.
Many of our twelve Greater Manchester NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are integrated providers of hospital, community, primary and social care services, offering options for all levels of experience. They include district hospitals and large teaching hospitals as well as community and primary care. A large number too, are regional or national centres for specialised health services.
It enables us to offer opportunities for candidates with varying experience and backgrounds. Roles range from Clinical Advisors in 111 (ambulance services) – who use their clinical judgement to direct service users to appropriate care – to Theatre Nurses, who provide skilled support during patients’ perioperative care. Once on board, we’ll nurture your career with comprehensive, ongoing training – starting with a comprehensive induction programme
The Independent Care Sector
Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable people need assistance for a huge variety of reasons. Ultimately, the care they experience in a care home is holistic, and offers professionals the chance to make meaningful connections over time.
Residents and users have a range of cognitive, physical and mental health needs. So aside from assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, specialists are always welcome – for example, in dementia or palliative care. Sometimes you’ll be encouraged to take university courses, but many larger organisations also have their own training departments. This is a sector that offers you the opportunity to expand your nursing role and achieve your career goals.
WHERE TO GO
GREATER MANCHESTER AREA
We understand Greater Manchester is a large area and it’s hard to know where to start. Click below to find out about all of our partner organisations across the region.