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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Sister/ Charge Nurse Critical care

Job Reference: 287-SURG-NUR-5214

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Critical care
Liverpool Foundation Trust, Liverpool
£30,615 - £37,890

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.

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Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6


37.5 Hours per week

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and we are pleased to be in a position to recruit 3 highly motivated and energetic Sister/Charge Nurses who want to make a difference and join our Critical Care Team Nursing Team.

Our Department facilitates 23 Adult beds (Level 2 and Level 3 capacity) and prides itself on being a friendly, cohesive and inclusive team supported by outstanding multidisciplinary staff. We are extremely proud of the standards of care that we provide, as proved by our ICNARC data; more recently performing above average with Covid 19 clinical outcomes, CQC inspection’s, internal/external performance metrics and patient experience/family feedback. Our Research Team have taken us to a national stage and we are a significant contributor to The National Covid 19 Studies as well as many other valued trials.

We have recently merger with our neighbouring Trust and are now part of Liverpool Hospitals spanning across 3 sites serving the large population of Merseyside as well as being a Regional Trauma Centre for Cheshire and Merseyside. We also provide Tertiary Care for MFU and Hepatobiliary specialities.

You will require a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a level 2/3 Critical Care environment and will have completed a post graduate Critical Care Course with evidence of clinical competency. We are looking for individuals with leadership potential and effective communication skills and able to demonstrate a proactive, collaborative and innovative approach to the clinical environment and passionate about excellence in patient care.


Informal visits are encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameShirley BradyJob titleMatronEmail addressshirley.brady@liverpoolft.nhs.ukTelephone number2371Additional contact information

Mandy Murray / Band 7 team 2733/ 3562

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

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