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Video interviews for Emergency Department nurses – East Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ECH)

Website East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust

We are delighted to inform you that we are now accepting applications from experienced Emergency Department nurses for our new client East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust.

East Cheshire NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community-based services across East Cheshire and aims to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place. The Trust employs approximately 2500 staff across its community settings and its three hospital sites: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital.

East Cheshire NHS Trust has its headquarters in Macclesfield, North West England, and benefits from great public transport services, with buses and trains operating across the region. The actual cost of living in any part of Britain can vary a lot, depending on the type of accommodation you find, as well as your personal spending habits and lifestyle. However, it’s fair to say that Cheshire is a relatively affordable place to live when compared with other parts of the UK.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WARD: COME AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE and join our enthusiastic and committed team as an Emergency Department Nurse or dual trained Nurse in both adult and mental health.  The Department sees in excess of 52,000 per annum, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, working closely with other acute trusts in the North West.
What we can offer?
  • A structured induction programme to the Emergency Department with on-going supervision supported by our Training and Development Facilitator. You will be helped to develop your skills and progress through the National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nurses.
  • 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), Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and , in association with the Critical Care Unit, the Safe Critically Ill Transfer Training (SCITT)
  • Flexible working schemes
We welcome full time, flexible and part time applications from those of you with a genuine interest in Emergency Nursing. Although relevant post-registration experience would be preferred, don’t let this put you off. A caring, compassionate, patient-centred approach are the most important qualities for us so if you are newly qualified and want a challenge we will welcome you. Full and Part time hours available.
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.
Working for your organisation: 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 at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Find out more about East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust here.

East Cheshire offers:

  • Starting salary Band 5 £25,655 gross per annum. (Pre OSCE salary: £21,777) Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (docx),
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%,
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available,
  • NMC evaluation fee (£140) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • CBT exam fee (£83) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • OSCE exam fee (£794) – sponsored in advance,
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and Immigration Skills Charge (not IHS) (£3,199) – Employer’s cost,
  • Skilled Worker Visa fee for the candidate only – sponsored in advance,
  • 1 month of free accommodation (single occupancy only) + further 2 weeks should you require to quarantine on arrival,
  • Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £650 (including airport transfer, costs over and above this amount to be met by the candidate),
  • A welcome package including groceries for the first few days,
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Excellent professional development opportunities,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.

Candidates will be provided with a comprehensive 6 week OSCE training course and sit the exam on week 7. Following the successful completion of the NMC registration the candidates will then attend the standard NHS induction and will be further supported and mentored within their ward or area of specialty.


  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse.
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements.*
  • Minimum 2 years experience in an acute hospital setting (academic internships not considered). Gaps accepted up to 1 year depending on the reason.

* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.

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