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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is the organisation which manages Leighton Hospital, Crewe, and Victoria Infirmary, Northwich.

The Trust was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and in 2008 became a Foundation Trust and now employs over 3,500 staff. We provide a comprehensive range of acute, maternity and child health services to a population of 280,000 living in the boroughs of Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich and Vale Royal.

The Child and Adolescent Unit (CAU) is a 50-bedded unit caring for children from 0-16 years of age. The unit is divided into 3 main areas, inpatients with 34 beds which includes; a high dependency unit (HDU), an adolescent unit, a day case /medical tests area and an assessment area. We admit children with various conditions, and their length of stay varies from a few hours to as long as the condition requires acute hospital care. Our philosophy of care is family centred and we encourage parents/carers to stay with their children where possible to help provide this.

Children have their whole lives ahead of them- and they deserve a focus on their care that reflects how precious their potential is. At MCHFT, our dedicated Paediatric Department concentrates exclusively on treating children via an expanding nurse-led team. Staff are valued, enthusiastic and work in a progressive team.

As much as this job is very rewarding there are times where it can be very distressing and as a team we endeavour to ensure that our systems and processes are in place to provide a supportive working environment for all members of staff.

Are you dynamic, outgoing and possess the ability to communicate with all age groups? If you are, this job is for you. We are looking for nurses who are reliable, flexible and enjoy working as part of a team, committed to the role and ensuring a quality service is delivered to both patients, and their family/carer.

The hours can be discussed at interview but the main shift pattern is long days/nights. There may be an opportunity to work shorter days and can be discussed at interview. The shift patterns you will be expected to work will cover days and nights, weekends and bank holidays on a rota system.

You need to have the ability to communicate well, as this will be one of the main aspects to your role while delivering care to children of all ages.

For further information please don’t hesitate to make contact (details above)

We are also looking to recruit paediatric trained staff onto our nurse bank so if you looking for a more flexible, part time working pattern then we would love to hear from you too.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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