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Triage Nurse- GP Out of Hours

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Nurse, General practice nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust's GP Out of Hours Service are looking to expand their existing team of experienced Telephone Triage Clinicians and invite you to join our dynamic and friendly team working to assess, diagnose and triage all patients who present with a range of illnesses.

If you are an experienced nurse with a passion for high quality nursing care and have a background in Acute Medicine, Emergency Care or Community Nursing or telephone triage, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for candidates with strong clinical skills and experience and who are patient and team focused. The successful candidate will show they are willing to support innovation and are committed to service improvement in an extremely interesting, and challenging environment, which treats both adult and paediatric patients.

You will be working as part of a highly supportive and motivated team with strong clinical guidance and leadership, aiding your own professional development.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds including emergency nurses, primary care and acute medicine as well as nurses from community backgrounds who have experience as an autonomous practitioner.

It is an exciting time to join our team and be supported to enhance your scope of autonomous practice further. Please read the job description and person specification to ensure that your application reflects the appropriate level of experience and qualifications required for this role.

Our service operates 365 day per year 24 hours per day.

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 Corona virus 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

The job requires prioritisation of all calls received and the allocation of appointments/call backs and referrals to the appropriate service for each patient. You will be expected to make professionally autonomous decisions for which you are accountable and challenge any practice you feel is not accurate. The job involves working closely with all team members including GPs/ED and the streaming team to ensure the best outcome for all patients. We are looking to recruit a highly capable and enthusiastic Triage/Primary Care Nurse who can contribute to the service, as well as ensuring the future development and success of the service.

Primarily, shifts are out of hours - working between the shift times of 18:00 - 08:00 and weekends 08:00-08:00. Including weekends/bank holidays and Nights. However, candidates will be expected to support the Urgent Treatment Centre service as per service demands.

Person Specification



  • First level Registration - NMC


  • Telephone triage training



  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Registered Nurse


  • Experience of working in a primary care or A & E environment



  • Ability to work innovatively across professional and agency boundaries


  • Understanding of the health needs assessment process

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Rd



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