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Staff Nurse Orthopaedics - Band 5

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our nursing team within the orthopaedic unit. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wide variety of knowledge and experience within a unit that includes both emergency and elective surgery.

We can offer a range of working opportunities including full and part time hours covering a variety of shift patterns over a 7 day rota including early shifts, late shifts, long days and some rotation onto nights. Our nursing teams are focused on the 6 C's and we aim to provide a high quality service in a safe environment where the needs of each patient are met in a professional and holistic manner.

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.

Hours per Week: 37.5

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.

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, team working skills and some knowledge of surgical procedures to join our busy unit. 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 orthopaedic ward areas.

Unfortunately we cannot support OSCE

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


  • Minimum 12 months experience in area of specialism
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development



  • Demonstrates competence in assessing patient condition and plan and implement care and effective documentation of care delivery
  • Demonstrates commitment to own personal development


  • Demonstrate evidence based decision making



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


  • Ability to problem solve



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


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



  • Please see person specification for additional criteria

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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