Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.
Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.
Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.
In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.
Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.
Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service). If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.
Quality and Safety
We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.
We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care
We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.
We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.
We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.
We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time.
Stockport constitutes one of ten boroughs in Greater Manchester and its proximity to the Manchester Medical School has enabled the development of close working relationships with various University Departments. The general environment in Stockport and the surrounding countryside is a pleasant one, with the Cheshire Plain to the South West and the High Peak of Derbyshire to the South East. There are numerous pleasant residential areas and facilities for all types of education are good.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1st April 2004. We have over 17,000 Members. The Trust provides hospital and outpatient care in acute and community care for children and adults across Stockport, the High Peak area of Derbyshire and community services to the population of Tameside and Glossop. The catchment population of our hospital services is about 350,000. The catchment of our community services is about 550,00.
Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2004 we have used our financial freedoms to improve facilities for patients. The Trust has built a £25million Cardiology and Surgical Unit and the £10million first phase of our Southern Sector Development. We have also built a new Paediatric Emergency Department and completed a new extended Neonatal Unit. The Trust has also invested in additional car parking facilities at a cost of £2million.
The Trust employs nearly 5,800 staff. Our major hospital is Stepping Hill Hospital located on the A6 south of Stockport town centre. The Trust also provides hospital services at the Devonshire Centre and The Meadows in Stockport, the Colbar Maternity Unit based 18 miles away in Buxton and The Lakes and Shire Hill Hospital in Tameside and Glossop.
Surgical & Critical Care Business Group
The surgical specialities include genito-urinary, gynaecological, maxillofacial, general, ENT, orthopaedic and ophthalmic surgery. Anaesthesia is provided for ECT in the Psychiatric Department. A 24-hour pain relief service is provided for the busy Maternity Unit, which has 73 obstetric beds and averages 3,500 deliveries per year.
There is a newly refurbished Critical Care Unit consisting of 6 ICU beds and 8 HDU beds. These staffed beds are used flexibly to accommodate level 2 & level 3 patients as required.
The trust has a purpose built anaesthetic pre-assessment service run by nurse practitioners.
An emergency / CEPOD theatre and a trauma theatre is available for emergency work every afternoon allowing increasing consultant input into emergency work thus reducing out of hours emergency workload particularly after midnight.
There is a well-established Acute and Chronic Pain service with 3 chronic pain consultant’s, two acute pain specialist nurses and two chronic pain specialist nurses; the service has a lead consultant.
The Trust operates a 32 bedded Short Stay Surgical Unit in which selected patients for intermediate procedures are treated on a 24, 48 or 72 hour admission basis. All patients are pre-operatively assessed by a nurse practitioner prior to admission. The use of integrated care pathways and a nurse lead discharge protocols has made the unit very effective. We also have a modern facility for minor surgical cases, D5 this ward takes bed booking for patients requiring a 4 – 12 hr post-operative stay the unit opens from 07.00 hrs to 23.00 hrs Monday – Friday. This is unit also undertakes nurse led discharge.
We have a core block of 11 modern operating theatres 9 of which have Laminar Flow systems; 9 are located around a large central recovery room with the other 2 sharing a smaller recovery. This unit is in the same building as the ICU/ HDU and the Emergency Department. It has brought the core of our surgical work onto a single modern purpose built site.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Urology Clinical Director - Richard Brough - Richard.Brough@stockport.nhs.uk
Urology Business Manager - Mark Leigh - Mark.Leigh@stockport.nhs.uk