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Staff Nurse in Surgical Unit - Band 5

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent Staff Nurses to join our nursing team within the surgical unit on Ward 1 on either a full or part time basis. Our Surgical ward specialises in caring for both male and female adult patients undergoing emergency surgery and those admitted with acute surgical conditions including:
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Minor orthopaedic conditions

Our nursing teams are focussed on the six C's, and we aim to provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs of each patient are cared for in a professional and holistic manner.

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, team working skills and some knowledge of surgical procedures to join our busy units. We will support your development in the post through personal development planning, excellent training opportunities and will support you to broaden your experience, skills and knowledge in the rotation into the surgical ward areas.

We offer flexible working patterns on a roster basis which includes a well-balanced combination of days, nights and weekends in order to meet the needs of our patients and provide a fair and equal working environment for the whole team.

This post is Permanent

Hours per week: full time & part time hours available

Shift pattern: shifts will be either early (7:00-15:00), late (13:00-20:00), long day (7:00-20:00) or night shifts (19:30-7:30)

Main duties of the job

The role of a Staff Nurse is to support in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality nursing care. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the staff nurse will ensure patients receive the highest level of care, delivered using a holistic, patient-focused approach, while ensuring high standards of documentation are maintained.

About us

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, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

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).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current first level registration in General / Adult Nursing


  • Experience in area of specialism
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development



  • Demonstrates commitment to own personal development
  • Demonstrates competence in:
  • oAssessing patient condition and plan and implement care
  • oEffective documentation of care delivery


  • Demonstrate evidence based decision making



  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to delegate safely
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and take action


  • Ability to problem solve



  • Experience of using a multi - disciplinary approach to patient care


  • Involvement in using evidence to implement improvements in practice/ protocol or procedures
  • Experience of managing a group of staff to deliver patient care
  • Evidence of designing and delivering education to junior staff

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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