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Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

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Band 6
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£30,401 - £37,267 pa
28/05/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


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

Advertising Date - 14th May 2019
Closing Date - 28th May 2019
Shortlisting Date - 29th May 2019
Interview Date - 18th June 2019

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



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Alison Green or Sister Jenni Riley 01704 704128 



If you have problems applying, contact

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
Town Lane
01695 656583