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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/11/2019.

Staff Nurse- SSU

Job Reference: 347-2094839

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport, Southport
£24,214-£30,112 pa, pr

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




Full and part time

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 full and part time Band 5 Registered Nurses to our Short Stay Unit team.

Short Stay Unit is a 24hr unit caring for patients who require a short stay in hospital. This is a fast paced & challenging unit, caring for medical, surgical and urological admissions. We receive our patients directly from AED and EAU.

The aim of the Unit is to provide care and treatment to patients, with timely transfer to specialist providers or discharge.

We are an innovative team incorporating, a team of acute consultants, Respiratory Consultants and Cardiologists, experienced nursing staff and are fully supported by an actively involved multi-disciplinary team including pharmacists, outreach nurses, specialist nurses and others, working together to provide a safe and supportive environment.

We are looking for band 5 nurses who are committed, motivated, ready to be challenged and are willing to engage.

Long days are now available to staff throughout the trust. Family friendly working policies are also in operation. Permanent night shift working will be considered.

Experience within an urgent care/acute medical environment would be an advantage, but is not essential.

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

Closing Date: 25/11/19

Shortlisting Date: 2/12/19

Interview Date: 10/12/19


For further details / informal visits contact:


Carrie Murphy Ward Manager, or Helen Wilcock Sr. on SSU 01704 704241

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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