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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Registered General Nurse - AMU/GPU

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-331-C

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Urgent Care
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Acute Medical Unit (AMU) working at The Countess of Chester Hospital. We are looking to recruit experienced and newly qualified band 5 nurses to work across our AMU and GP Unit (GPU):

AMU consists of 38 acute medical admission beds with an onsite GPU for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with the view to them going home on the same day.

We Are Looking For: Enthusiastic and motivated individuals who thrive in fast paced environments and are driven and passionate about delivering the highest quality care and upholding the trusts values and behaviours.

You Will Have: The ability to prioritise your working day whilst demonstrating effective communication, time management and organisational skills in a professional manner. You will have the opportunity to develop various skills and knowledge within the field of acute medicine.

What We Offer: We believe in providing support and offer bespoke in-house training for all members of the team via a dedicated acute medicine Practice Development Nurse. We offer tailored learning opportunities to support your own professional development.

Who Our Opportunity is for: Registered Adult Nurses; experienced and newly qualified with an interest in acute medicine. Experience within this field is beneficial but not essential. Full Preceptorship with Practice Development Nurse support will be offered where required.

What this Opportunity means:

The opportunity to work within a fast paced environment as part of a dynamic multi professional team

  • You will acquire a variety of clinical skills, including but not limited to venepuncture, cannulation, cardiac monitoring and arterial blood gas sampling
  • Development opportunities including access to our Acorn programme to help you achieve career progression, implement a service improvement project and develop your leadership skills
  • A friendly and supportive working environment (see our Trust Behavioural Standards)
  • Competitive Salary, with incremental pay progression
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits

What do we offer at the Countess of Chester:

Ability to work flexibly, nights and weekends across AMU and GPU.


A Preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff and staff new to the NHS that includes but is not limited to;

  • A named Practice Development Nurse to offer support within the clinical environment
  • The opportunity to learn a variety of clinical skills within your first 6 months
  • A robust induction programme that includes simulation, human factors, anatomy and physiology, sepsis training amongst sessions from various subject matter experts across the Trust
  • A portfolio of evidence that complements Revalidation str

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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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