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Video interviews for Paediatric Emergency Department nurses – Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative (CIRC)

Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative

Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative have an exciting opportunity for qualified Paediatric Nurses to join their Emergency Department team!

Job overview

As a paediatric Staff Nurse within ED you will be part of a brilliant, friendly, hard working team who strive for excellence and support each other.

The job role is primarily looking after the needs of children and their families, using a holistic approach. Identifying their health and well being needs using assessment skills and prioritising care and providing excellent standards of treatment to both the child and their families or carers. You will use the skills and training you already have coupled with the skills and knowledge you will gain through the fantastic training opportunities on offer. Providing support and health promotion to families that attend is crucial and good communication skills with children, families and other members of the multi disciplinary team is essential.

The trust has guidelines and policies to follow that you will become familiar with to help support your clinical management of children.

In addition, all this will be done in our brand new state of the art purpose built paediatric unit, where current staff have worked hard to fundraise to be able to purchase play and sensory equipment and art work to make the unit as child friendly and stress free as possible.

Main duties of the job

Our Emergency Department is undergoing a complete rebuild which will make  it fit for the future, allowing us to face the ever evolving challenges in Emergency Care. As part of this rebuild the Department will have a separate Paediatric Area where Children will be seen and treated in a Child friendly environment with state of the art equipment.

The department will have 4  Paediatric Assessment cubicles and 2 waiting areas/observation area. There will also be a separate Paediatric Resuscitation bay. The Department sees on average around 20,000 children per year (across the two sites Leighton Hospital and Victoria Infirmary). It manages a wide range of Childhood presentations such as Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Minor Injuries, to name just a few.

The new modular building covers 4,000 m2, has increased resus and paediatric capacity and supports a better patient experience. The building includes a dedicated paediatric unit, specially decorated by a local artist, mental health assessment rooms and a bereavement suite, as well as additional treatment rooms. New Emergency Department video

The staff in the Department are proud to be part of such a wonderful team. We work closely together and support each other. There will be numerous training opportunities along the way and we endeavour to support out staff to achieve their full potential.

We are very excited about the opening of our new Department. We strive to provide the best care possible to Children and their families. We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking staff who work well as part of a team and are willing to take on the challenges that working in Emergency Care can bring.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a children’s nurse (or paediatric nurse) you’ll play a key role in assessing the nursing needs of the child or young person, taking into account their medical, social, cultural and family circumstances. You will work as part of a team to effectively prioritise patient care and manage the flow of children through Paediatric ED. You will be able to respond to emergency situations and support Children and their families through their time in the Emergency Department. You will be able to communicate effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the needs of patients are met.

You will also develop further skills (training and support provided) to manage a wide range of presenting conditions, medical, surgical, trauma, complex needs, mental health and minor injuries being just a few.

The post holder will provide high quality clinical care to patients in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulation.

About Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative – growing the workforce together!

There are four NHS Trusts which make up the Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative (CIRC) and together, they care for a population of just over 1 million people in a large rural county covering 905 square miles (2,343 km2). The main CIRC NHS Trusts are:

These vacancies are specifically for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Each Trust has its own identity, which is linked to the specific area and community it serves, but they all rely on the same thing for their success: a strong workforce made up of talented people like you, who are committed to treating patients with care, compassion, and dignity.

About the location: Welcome to Cheshire!

The county of Cheshire is used to welcoming new people, with its famous historical villages, peaceful waterways, and sweeping views of the countryside attracting tourists from across the world! But it’s not all rolling green hills and chocolate box houses. In fact, Cheshire has a strong industrial heritage, having once been at the heart of the salt, chemical and railway industries – and its landscape and housing options reflect this as well.

Because Cheshire sits beneath the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, all four Trusts that make up the CIRC are well-located when it comes to international travel, with the cities’ two major airports close by. The Trusts and their various departments are all well-served by their own transport networks, too, which means it’s possible to live and work in the county without owning a car. You can even visit the Peak District or venture into Wales using public transport!

All CIRC NHS Trusts offer:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £28,407 gross per annum. (Pre OSCE salary: £24,336) 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),
  • 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.


Qualified candidates should have Paediatric ED experience and will need to be registered as RN1 Adult Nurses as they will be expected to take the Adult OSCE exam.

  • 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.*
  • 1 to 2 years working experience in acute hospital setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered). Gaps up to 1 year accepted depending on the reason.

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

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