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Staff Nurse : Adult Emergency Department

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

As a Nurse within ED you will be part of a brilliant, friendly, hard working team who strive for excellence and support each other.

The job role is primarily looking after the needs of adults and children and their families, using a holistic approach. Identifying their health and well being needs using assessment skills and prioritising care and providing excellent standards of treatment to both the patient and their families or carers. You will use the skills and training you already have coupled with the skills and knowledge you will gain through the fantastic training opportunities on offer. Providing support and health promotion to families that attend is crucial and good communication skills with children, families and other members of the multi disciplinary team is essential.

The trust has guidelines and policies to follow that you will become familiar with to help support your clinical management of patients.

In addition, all this will be done in our brand new state of the art purpose built ED unit, where current staff have worked hard to fundraise to be able to purchase play and sensory equipment and art work to make the unit as child friendly and stress free as possible.

Main duties of the job

As a nurse you'll play a key role in assessing the nursing needs of the adults, children or young people that access our services, taking into account their medical, social, cultural and family circumstances.

You will work as part of a team to effectively prioritise patient care and manage the flow of patients through ED. You will be able to respond to emergency situations and support people through their time in the Emergency Department.

You will be able to communicate effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the needs of patients are met.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its Be Safe Be EquiPPEd campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care according to changing health care needs, including providing clinical expertise, advice and guidance in a specialist area of clinical practice to improve the overall care provided by the team.

Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team/agencies to ensure that patient needs are met.

Involve patients, relatives/carers in the delivery of care, providing reassurance and support to assist their understanding and co-operation.

Prepare the clinical area for safe practice by ensuring that cleanliness is maintained, materials and equipment are ready for use, including clearing away afterwards.

Provide escort and transfer for patients as directed by the multidisciplinary team.

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Collect, collate, and report information, maintaining accurate patientrecords/documentationTo always be caring, approachable, consistently professional and clinicallycompetent (develop clinical competence if newly qualified) registered children's nurse who ensures patient safety and well-being is paramount at all times.

To effectively manage (/ develop the leadership skills over time and as appropriate to effectively manage)

To support and advise junior colleagues, students and unqualified staff and supervise the nursing care provided ensuring safe practice at all times.

Person Specification



  • qualified RGN
  • current NMC registration


  • Paediatric Nurse qualification

Skills & Knowledge


  • able to work in busy, demanding area
  • able to work as multifunctional team



  • Has experience working within a busy, fast paced environment


  • is aware of the pressures that are faced when working in a Busy ED

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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