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Registered General Nurse - Ward 50 - Elderly Care

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
Working Full time 37.5 hours per week - Fixed Term: 12 Months

* If you are a newly qualified nurse, please apply via our corporate vacancy. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment Team - 01244 366125

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Countess of Chester Hospital for a 12 Month Fixed Term, Band 5, Registered Nurse on the Ward 50 - Care of the Elderly

If you are an innovative and enthusiastic Registered Nurse this will be the opportunity for you.

Ward 50 is an 28 bedded acute Care of the Elderly Ward. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our joint nursing and therapy team.

The successful candidate will continue to develop skills of clinical reasoning, and supervision in a supportive, caring and friendly environment, ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care is maintained, you will enjoy the excellent ethos of multidisciplinary working to ensure effective and efficient patient flow.

If you feel that you meet the criteria and person specification, then this is the opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for kind, caring, and compassionate individual to work with our existing team in our 28 bedded care of the elderly unit.

Care of the elderly represents the largest area of adult nursing in the UK . It is probably one of the most exciting fields of nursing to be part of and we would love you to join us here at the Countess of Chester Hospital. We have a well-established care of the elderly team.

There is a day room on the unit for the patients and family's to use and therapeutic interventions are encouraged. We welcome family and friends onto the ward and endeavour to make carers feel part of the ward team.

As a nurse with experience, or if newly qualified, you will find support from our complex care team. We would love you to be part of improving the overall experience for our patients. Being a nurse -on ward 50 is an exciting opportunity to work alongside other multidisciplinary professionals with the aim of delivering the best possible care

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individual to help us provide first class care and our practice development team and education services are on hand to support you- whatever your level of experience.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Adult Nurse


  • Post-registration qualification or evidence of further study
  • Relevant speciality qualification (may be required for certain practice areas e.g. Critical Care)

Knowledge and Experience


  • Development of Speciality Knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of professional & NHS issues


  • Post-registration experience in a Clinical Setting

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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