Website Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
If you are considering applying for a vacancy with the Trust, please be aware it is a legal requirement to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by the 1st of April 2022 for all patient facing roles. If successful, you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or Medical exemption prior to starting employment.
Want to be part of a strong community at work and where you live? Good news! We are now accepting applications from experienced Medical/Surgical nurses to join Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) on a full-time permanent contract.
The Trust, located in Crewe (North West England) employs more than 4,500 members of staff, has around 540 hospital beds, and provides a range of services including A&E, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health. Significant investment in recent years has resulted in a great deal of clinical expansion at the Trust, and it can now boast about having some of the best clinical facilities in the country.
Mid Cheshire offers:
- 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),
- 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.
Why working as a Registered Nurse for the NHS?
As an NHS Nurse you will enjoy plenty of work benefits as well as a starting salary (Band 5 pay scale) of £25,655 gross per annum – (Pre OSCE salary: £21,777). Other NHS staff benefits include:
- Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%.
- Overtime and additional shifts available.
- 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.
For more details about working for the NHS please visit our Candidate Section.
The Trust is known for its exceptionally warm, friendly and supportive approach to newcomers and extensive professional development opportunities made available to staff through internal leadership programmes and a formal clinical partnership with the University Hospitals of North Midlands, and links with the University of Chester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University.
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 1 year of working experience in acute hospital setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered). No gaps accepted.
* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.