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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2019.

Staff Nurse Clinical Decisions Unit

Job Reference: 347-5781443-D

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Staff nurse
southport, Southport

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 Clinical Decisions Unit


Permanent Contract

Full time and Part time hours available

Band 5

£24,214 - £30,112

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen in our accident and emergency department (AED) to recruit enthusiastic and motivated band 5 nurses into our new department Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU)

CDU consists of 8 trolley spaces and a seating area. The unit is fast paced with a high patient turnover, seeing approx. 30 patients a day. This new department is aimed at nursing predominantly emergency admission consisting of patients such as:

  • Low and Intermediate Chest Pain
  • Renal Colic awaiting (KUB)
  • Head injuries
  • Awaiting OT/Physio/Social worker assessment
  • Awaiting blood results
  • Asthma
  • Cellulitis
  • Post sedation observation
  • Pulmonary Embolism awaiting CTPA

You will work closely with the AED tea, multi-disciplinary team and AED co-ordinators to enable positive patient journey, flow and ease pressures. The unit has a multi-disciplinary approach and a strong philosophy of team work, with a commitment to deliver high standards of care. Our MDT consists of;

  • Emergency department therapy team
  • Crisis team
  • Social services
  • Community matron
  • Safeguarding team
  • HALT

We are looking for committed and highly motivated staff who are passionate about delivering exceptional standards of care and who take pride in quality care they deliver to patients. You will need excellent communication skills, to forward think and problem solve, with a positive attitude and work ethics.

If you want to be part of a dynamic hard working team who are passionate about patient safety, delivering excellent care and making a difference on a daily basis, then please apply.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital 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 services including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

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

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

Advertising Date - 9th September, 2019

Closing Date - 29th September, 2019

Shortlisting Date-30th September, 2019

Proposed Interview Date - 8th October, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katy Sharples

01704 704652

Informal visits welcome

Please be aware that we may close a vacancy earlier than 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.

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

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