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Staff Nurse - Treatment Centre

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An experienced Health Care Professional, competent in all aspects of care planning, and able to carry out a wide range of clinical skills, including area(s) of specialist clinical expertise and advice within the team e.g. infection control, by working collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

The post holder will also take an active part in the leadership, education, development and supervision of the team.

Main duties of the job

Working autonomously, you will manage your own daily work load, including the pre and post care of patients undergoing surgical intervention with all surgical specialities.

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.

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Collect, collate, and report information, maintaining accurate patient records/documentation.

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

To manage a work load , demonstrating appropriate time management and organisational skills.

Promote the individual needs of the patient, by acknowledging preferences, rights and choices, respecting privacy and dignity, and by promoting anti-discriminatory practice, alerting senior staff if patient care appears to be disrespectful or discriminatory

Establish and maintain effective communication, maintaining confidentiality of information

Lead upon improvements in care and advancing knowledge within own specialist field, by continually monitoring standards of care, and by identifying risks, benchmarking, audit and research

Participate in the effective management of risk, by accurate recording and reporting and correct maintenance of records and documentation

Contribute to the content of policies, procedures and guidelines related to own clinical area/practice

Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines for self and others, alerting senior staff if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patient care

. Contribute to the development of services from the patients perspective, making suggestions for change and improvements, including taking part in patient and public involvement activities

Provide expert clinical knowledge and leadership on improvements in own specialist area on behalf of the team to the benefit of patients, carers and relatives

Contribute to the leadership of the nursing team, prioritising patient care, allocating, supervising and evaluating the work of the team under the direction of a more senior professional

Contribute to the development and management of the team by assisting with recruitment and selection, and by providing clinical supervision and staff appraisal

Maintain effective and efficient use of physical and financial resources, alerting senior staff when resources are short, and by implementing improvements to reduce waste

Promote, monitor and maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting any concerns.

Take responsibility for own learning by full participation in appraisal and attending mandatory training, developing own expert knowledge and skills, maintaining a professional portfolio

Provide induction, work based learning and assessment of others designed to improve knowledge and clinical practice within the team. Comply with plans to improve knowledge/clinical practice within the team, including involvement in supervision and mentorship This job description is an outline of the role and function. It is not intended to describe all specific tasks.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration



  • Cannulation and Venepuncture skills



  • Evidence of professional development



  • Excellent interpersonal Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital Treament Centre

Middlewich Road



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