Video interviews for ICU nurses – Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH)

Video interviews for ICU nurses – Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH)

Website Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

We are now accepting applications from experienced ICU nurses to join Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust on a full-time permanent contract.

The Countess of Chester Hospital has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, especially those relating to clinical outcomes and patient safety. The Trust employs almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year, across Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales. The Trust consists of a large district General Hospital with 600 beds, and an Intermediate Care Service with 64 beds at Ellesmere Port Hospital – a set up which supports the Trust’s vision to provide ‘Integrated Care at its Best’

Find out more about Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust here.

Countess of Chester Hospital offer:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £25,655 gross per annum. (Pre OSCE salary: £21,777) Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf). 
  • 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 Qualification evaluation fee (£140).
  • CBT exam fee (£83).
  • OSCE exam fee (£794) – first attempt only.
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (£3,199).
  • Visa fee – 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).
  • Cost of managed quarantine hotel if you are travelling from a red-listed country – sponsored in advance.
  • 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 (minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice).
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements.*
  • Minimum 1 year of working experience in acute hospital setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered).

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

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