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Staff Nurse

£21,692 - £28,180 /Year

Job Description

Are you a Qualified Nurse (RGN or LD) or a 3rd Year Nursing Student looking for a new challenge in Orthopaedics (Elective or Trauma) and would like to work in a Foundation NHS Trust which is committed to quality and safety and improving the working lives of its employees?

Are you currently working in the private sector and would like to be supported to work in an acute setting and specialise in Trauma & Orthopaedic Care?

Would you like to receive excellent benefits such as:

- An NHS Pension

- 27-33 days annual leave PLUS Bank Holidays (pro rata)

- Childcare Vouchers

- Salary Sacrifice Schemes

- Flexible Working

- Occupational Maternity, Paternity, Adoption & Sickness Pay Schemes *Subject to Eligibility

- On-site parking

- Great discounts with local and national businesses

- Excellent training opportunities

- Staff Lottery

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then we'd love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit nurses who are passionate about working within the Orthopaedic setting to join our dynamic and energetic wards. We are a fast growing unit and currently have 12 Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons who undertake a wide range of specialty surgery. We are an extremely proactive and patient centered service and have a number of initiatives in place to support the recovery and ongoing care of our patients including “Joint School”, Pre and Post-Operative phone calls and Enhanced Recovery.

As an individual, you will be given the opportunity to develop professionally by becoming a link nurse in, nutrition, tissue viability, sepsis or falls. Development of a specialist interest can also be undertaken with CPD modules following discussion with the ward manager.

Here is what our patients say about us:

Ward 15 Patient - “Staff very helpful. Always there when needed. A great team to be with. To all doctors and all staff thank you very much for everything.”

Ward 9 Patient“The ward has a lovely atmosphere - it is calm, quiet and clean. The staff are all upbeat and friendly and can't do enough to help…I was made to feel really safe and comfortable.”

Ward 15 Patient“Care from all staff fantastic, nothing any trouble, things explained very clearly, lovely very polite people, thanks to all.”

Ward 9 Patient “The staff are very friendly and my treatment has been the best. I have been on ward 15 and 9 and I cannot fault either. Thank you.”

Ward 15 Patient“Professional, friendly staff. Everything that could be done to help the healing process is done without favour or fuss. Thank you all for your care.”

In recognition of the specialist skills required to undertake Trauma & Orthopaedic nursing, a £1000 pro rata incentive is available for staff with 6+ months experience who are appointed to certain vacancies within this service. *Terms and conditions apply. We are however also committed to providing training, support & education to nurses with little or no experience in this specialty who have the passion and drive for developing their skills further.

If you would like to see what an exciting place, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is to work, we would be delighted to arrange for you to come and have an informal visit to our Orthopaedic wards and meet our dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

We look forward to receiving your application.

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In recent years we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Our location puts Manchester and Liverpool on our doorstep, and London is only a 90 minute train ride away. If you prefer the great outdoors, both the Peak District and North Wales neighbour the county and are easily accessible.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and benefits from links with Chester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities.

Please check your email (including spam/junk folders) regularly as we will use this to contact you about your application.

Positions betweeen bands 1 - 9 (AfC) are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List for all recruitment, and asks agencies to refrain from making contact with or submitting CVs to Colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency.

Recruitment to all our roles is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed via the attached link. Only applicants who demonstrate how they meet the person specification and demonstrate the Trust's values and behaviours will be shortlisted.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

We reserve the right to close vacancies when we have received sufficient applications.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not re-imburse travel to interview expenses.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy. A copy of the Smoking on Trust Premises policy is available upon request.

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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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