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Staff Nurse- EAU

Job Reference: 347-176990-A

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport, Southport
£24,214-£30,112 Per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Staff Nurse - EAU




Band 5


Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

We are looking to recruit Band 5 RN’s to our EAU/ACU team.

We are a 24hr fast moving and challenging unit, caring for predominantly medical and emergency admissions. We also accept admissions from other specialities including general surgery, orthopaedics and urology.
Within our department we have two areas, both of which are designed to meet the needs of acute admissions/referrals.

- 22 inpatient assessment beds, where patients are assessed by the relevant team and a decision is made to either admit to a specialty ward or discharge home.
-6 assessment trolleys within the Ambulatory Care Unit. This is a recently re-designed service within a newly refurbished area on our unit. This unit is rapidly expanding and offers a range of treatments and services.

Our main source of patients is A&E, outpatient clinics and other health care professionals, directly onto our unit. The aim of the unit is to provide initial assessment and treatment of patients, with timely transfer to specialist wards or discharge.

We have an innovative team incorporating, 5 acute care physicians, two consultant nurses and an experienced nursing team. With the support of an excellent multi-disciplinary team including staff from pharmacy, critical care outreach, specialist nurses and therapy staff to name but a few. The team works together to provide a safe and supportive environment to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care.

We are looking for band 5 RN’s who are committed, motivated, and ready for challenge within a busy yet supportive environment. Experience within an urgent care environment would be an advantage but is not essential. We are a physically and sometimes emotionally demanding place to work, but the job is equally rewarding. There is an excellent work ethic within the team and support from team members will always be available.
If you are interested in finding out more about the job, please feel free to contact us and we would be delighted to arrange any informal visits.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults disclosure)

Advertising Date: 15th August, 2019

Closing Date: 23rd September, 2019

Proposed Interview Date: 4th October, 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Cosgrove Ward Manager

Jusna Ali Sister
01704 704244

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier that stated, should a sufficient number of applications be recieved, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience


Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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