Staff Nurse in Critical Care

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 27 January 2022

Job summary

Our busy Critical Care Unit is located in the famous silk town of Macclesfield which is situated within the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Peak District National Park in Cheshire, and within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Staffordshire. The Unit is based in our 280 bedded District General Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our critical care dedicated workforce. We are a dynamic and progressive department that places patient cantered care at the core of its ethos.

As acommitted and motivated individual who wishes to develop their career within Critical Care, you will be encouraged to pursue your educational needs that will be guided by our Practice Educator and supported by an individualised development pathway. This bespoke package will include the opportunity to undertake the critical care course in order to develop skills and knowledge in order to become an excellent critical care nurse.

Our fantastic team, during a global pandemic, were able to achieve Team of the Month, which isrecognition from our colleagues and Executives throughout the trust that demonstrates our one team approach and commitment to patients and colleagues.

The requirements for application include NMC registration and desire to succeed in a challenging but exciting environment

The post holder must be flexible to commit to internal rotation of days and nights on a regular basis.

Hours per Week: 37.5 - (Part time hours available)

Main duties of the job

  • Delivery of evidence/research based nursing care to the critically ill patient and their families.
  • Assessment, planning, deliverance and evaluation of individualised holistic patient care.
  • Identifies individual training and development requirements in line with Critical Care development Programme to achieve required levels of skills and knowledge to progress to an expert Critical Care practitioner.
  • Maintains a personal awareness of trends and developments in the professional practice of critical care and relates this research and evidence based practice to other staff

Please see the attached job description and person specification for the Clinical Duties of this role.

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. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nddose) against COVID-19 by1stApril 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by3rdFebruary 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt.

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 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

Professional Qualifications / Esperience


  • NMC 1st Level Registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • I T skills


  • Degree
  • Assessing& Mentorship course



  • Minimum 6 months acute nursing experience
  • Practice evidence/research based care
  • Effective member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Participate in internal rotation shift patterns

Educational & Developmental


  • Insight into strengths and developmental needs
  • Identifies individual training and development requirements
  • Ability to share knowledge and skills with colleagues


  • Desire to develop critical. Care skills

Personal Attributes


  • Effective communicator
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Approachable
  • Team Player
  • Motivated
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Flexible

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Sarah Hayes


Date posted

15 December 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.