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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2019.

Sister / Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 347-A-19-8427

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport, Southport
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

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.

Job Title: Sister / Charge Nurse

Employer: Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Department: Urgent Care Accident & Emergency Department

Location: SDGH

Salary: Band 6 £30,401 - £37,267 pa,pr

Hours: Various Full/ Part time hours

Job Type: Permanent

Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery

Working Pattern: Mixture of day and nights as service needs, covering 7 days per week

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

The Department sees approximately 55,000 patients per year who present with a variety of health care needs. The learning and development opportunities are vast. We consider the Department to be an innovative and creative environment for those nurses pursuing a career in A&E nursing. Our team is multi-disciplinary and includes ENP’s, Mental Health Liaison, Occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a band 6 Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse/ Patient Safety Nurse to our current establishment in Southport Accident & Emergency. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the team to deliver patient focused care within our busy department and provide visible leadership.

The successful candidate will process leadership abilities, enthusiasm and motivation to lead the team, with a patient centered approach to delivering excellent nursing care and promote patient experience.

Excellent clinical knowledge and skills are required with high level of communication skills. Previous Accident and Emergency experience is desirable.

You must,

  • Be a Registered nurse with relevant A&E experience
  • Previous A&E experience essential
  • Clinical background within A&E setting
  • Ability to work as part of a strong team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to provide leadership within the team and coordinate shifts in the department.
  • Mentorship qualification
  • We can offer you,
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.
  • Clinical supervision, Preceptorship and mentorship.
  • Forward thinking and problem solving approaches within department


This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).


Advertising Date: 13th September 2019

Closing Date: 25th September 2019

Shortlisting Date: 27th September 2019

Proposed Interview Date 4th October 2019



For further details / informal visits contact:

senior Sister Alison Green or senior sister katy Sharples 01704 704128



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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