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Staff Nurse in Critical Care

Job Reference: 209-ICU-070121

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Our busy Critical Care Unit is located in the famous silk town of Macclesfield which is situated within the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Peak District National Park in Cheshire, and within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Staffordshire. The Unit is based in our 280 bedded District General Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our critical care dedicated workforce. We are a dynamic and progressive department that places patient cantered care the core of it ethos.

As acommitted and motivated individual who wishes to develop their career within Critical Care, you will be encouraged to pursue your educational needs that will be guided by our Practice Educator and supported by an individualised development pathway. This bespoke package will include the opportunity to undertake the critical care course in order to develop skills and knowledge in order to become an excellent critical care nurse.

Our fantastic team, during a global pandemic, were able to achieve Team of the Month, which isrecognition from our colleagues and Executives throughout the trust that demonstrates our one team approach and commitment to patients and colleagues.

The requirements for application include NMC registration and desire to succeed in a challenging but exciting environment

The post holder must be flexible to commit to internal rotation of days and nights on a regular basis.Permanent, secondment, fixed term and flexible working contracts are all options that you may wish to explore and all will be considered for the right candidate.

This post is Permanent.

Hours per week: Various hours are available including full time (37.5 hrs) and part-time.

Shift patterns: shifts will be either long day (07.00-19.30) or night shifts (19.00-07.30)

Closing date: 24th January 2021

** Previous applicants need not apply**

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

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Sarah Hayes,

Senior Sister ICU/HDU

01625 661760

For queries regarding the application and or interview process, please contact the Recruitment Team either via email, or telephone, 01625 656510


We would like to inform you that if your application is successful, your interview will be held on the 19th January 2021 via Microsoft Teams as part of the Trust's Virtual Recruitment Event which will be taking place from 4.00pm until 8.00pm.

Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to East Cheshire NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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