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Special Needs Nurse

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Hi! Do you like working with inspiring children in a fun, dynamic and friendly environment? Then we have the job for you!

We would love to let you know about an opportunity that has just become available for a Registered Nurse to come and work for our forward thinking and innovative team. As Special Needs Nurses we are based across 2 sites in Cheshire. These are Hebden Green Community School in Winsford, and Springfield School in Crewe. Both schools are outstanding educational settings, and all of the staff work very closely with all of the health professionals within the school to ensure we can provide the best possible learning environment for the children. For the role, you will be working closely with the wonderful children that attend the settings, completing a wide variety of tasks, alongside our vastly experienced team members. Both schools are busy environments and regularly provide opportunities to challenge you as a professional.

There is a great support network throughout the whole team. We are keen to help all of our nurses and healthcare assistants to develop both personally and professionally and so we will make sure there is support from experienced colleagues and the special schools co-ordinator.

If this sounds like the role for you, please feel free to give us a call or send an email to discuss any queries or questions that you may have. If you love working with children and helping to shape their development then this role is perfect for you!

Main duties of the job

  • To Provide holistic care, advice, guidance on the management of nursing needs to children and their families as delegated by the Senior Special Needs Nurse.
  • To work under the professional and clinical direction of the Sister or Special Needs Clinical Lead in either an educational establishment, a child's home or a care establishment.
  • To work in close liaison with all other staff within the multi disciplinary team.
  • To demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care that can be safely delegated to giving support as necessary.
  • To be proactive in identifying risks to the safety of children.
  • To work within the scope of Professional Practice in accordance with the policies of CCICP/MCHFT
  • To take an active part in professional training/updating programmes to assist service needs/developments.
  • To assist with developments and implementation of nursing standards within clinical practice.

  • 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

    A detailed job description and person specification with main responsibilities has been attached separately.

    Person Specification



    • RN/RN Child or equivalent(RGN,RSCN)


    • Further registration qualification
    • Mentorship
    • Willingness to undertake further training



    • Evidence of clinical skills
    • Evidence of inter-agency working



    • Evidence of key nursing skills at Undergrad / Postgrad level

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Springfield School

    Crewe Green Rd


    CW7 4EJ

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