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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 347-1923319

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Band 5 registered nurse Observation Ward SDGH
SDGH, Southport
£24,214 - £30,112 Per annum Pro rata

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

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Observation Ward

Permanent Contract

Full time and part time hours available

Band 5

£24,214 - £30,112

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 adult's and children's accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's, including maternity are provided at Ormskirk Hospital.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 to join our team on the Observation Ward. We are looking for a highly motivated and forward thinking nurse with a positive attitude to improve patient care and team working, ensuring the best care for the patients on Observation Ward.

Observation Ward consists of 9 bed spaces, 2 of which are side rooms. There is a mixture of male and female patients. Observation Ward cares for patients admitted from Accident and Emergency needing further observations. For example, head injuries, treatment for overdoses, support for alcohol and mental health patients, patients requiring further therapy input (occupation therapy/physiotherapy).

The team on Observation Ward are friendly and supportive and we aim to provide our patients with a positive patient journey. We are passionate in getting it right first time for our patients and families. The team works well together to provide a safe and supportive environment to ensure our patients receive the highest standards of care.

As a team we are promoting #endpjparalysis and focus on #last1000days, to which we encourage are patients to get up and dressed and joining in our daily activities of chair based exercises, bingo, dominos and encourage to join us at our activity table for afternoon tea.

The successful candidate will be supported in the role and work closely with members of the MDT.

If you are interested in finding out more about this post, please feel to contact us and we would be delighted to arrange an informal visit.

Advertising Date: 23rd August, 2019

Closing Date: 13th September, 2019

Proposed interview date: 25th September 2019



For further details / informal visits contact:

Katy Sharples Senior Sister

Kate Doran Sister

01704 704652

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier that stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, 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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