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Urgent Care
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Ellesmere Port Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa
28/06/2019 23:59
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Static Registered Nurse - Intermediate Care Team

Band 5

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.


Experienced Registered Nurse - Band 5 We are looking for an enthusiastic highly motivated and experienced Band 5 Nurse to join our Intermediate Care Team’s. 

We would consider applications from Newly qualified Nurses with relevant experience such as care of older people, acute medicine, rehabilitation and community nursing. We are seeking Individuals who are comfortable to challenge change, and are committed to improving patient experience.

The Intermediate Care Units have a different focus on care and provide a person centred approach with the aim of optimising physical health and wellbeing over a 24 hour period. Both units’ provide short term rehabilitation for patients who are medically optimised but not at a suitable level for discharge home. Patients will transfer from emergency medicine, current inpatient beds and repatriation for a period of rehabilitation.

The nursing role will be to support patients to manage their long term conditions and act as an autonomous practitioner, as the units have limited Medical cover. Normal nursing duties include; medicine administration, wound and pressure care, discharge planning and patient education.

Due to the complexities of our patient group we require nurses to closely monitor patients, ensuring patients remain suitable for rehabilitation and concerns are escalated accordingly. 

This role would develop your autonomy, discharge planning skills and relationships with community and 3rd sector services. Alongside being in a proactive and supportive team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Davies Unit Manager

Karen Meal Nurse Manager

Telephone Number@ 01244 362818