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Staff Nurse- ED-Paediatrics

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

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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 (or paediatric 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

MCHFT provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff. An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million. 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. At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

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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