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

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

Website Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust - Video interviews: 20th May 2021

We are now accepting applications from experienced Paediatric 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’

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 £24,907 gross per annum – (Pre OSCE salary: £21,142). 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.

Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf).

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 successfully passing the NMC Part 1 Computer Based Test (CBT) – Desirable but not essential to apply.
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements.*
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in Children’s Nursing (General Nurses also accepted as long as they have a minimum of 2 years working experience in Children’s Nursing) – (academic internships not considered).

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

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