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Staff Nurse in Medical Assessment Unit - Band 5

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

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for x2 Permanent posts and a Secondment in the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) at Macclesfield Hospital. We are inviting applications for Band 5 nurses who are newly qualified/due to qualify in the coming months or experienced Nurses who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills within the Medical Assessment Unit.

The Medical Assessment Unit is a busy, thriving department but rewarding where you will surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues in an environment that encourages new ideas, innovation and personal development.

We expect exemplary communication skills both verbal and written. Above all else quality patient care needs to be your priority at all times.

What we can offer?
  • A structured induction programme to the Medical Assessment Unit
  • Possibilities of long-term career progression within the Department with plans to develop pathways to the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)
  • Funded training for courses such as Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Hours per week: 37.5 (part time also considered) x2 permanent & x1 secondment

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.

Unfortunately we cannot support an application for 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



  • Good standard of general education
  • Current first level registration in General / Adult nursing


  • Acute experience MAU/ED/SDEC/GPOOH
  • Acute ward
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development



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


  • Demonstrate evidence based decision making



  • Act with professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to delegate safely
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and action
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to promote effective communication
  • Demonstrate commitment to patient care and the Trust by adopting a flexible approach to work



  • 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

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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