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Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Observation Ward SDGH
NHS AfC: Band 5
24 hours
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£23,023 - £29.608 Pro Rata
25/01/2019 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.


Staff Nurse


Urgent Care - Observation Ward

Permanent Contract

Part Time - 24 Hours

Working pattern: Rotation of days and nights, as service needs, covering 7 days, 12.5 hour shifts

Band 5

£23,023 - £29.608 Pro Rata

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.

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 and 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.

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen in our AED, to recruit enthusiastic and motivated band 5 nurses in to our Observation Ward.

Observation ward is a busy 9 bed department, nursing AED patients. We have a mixture of male and female beds and 2 side rooms. We work closely with AED and help flow through-out the department. Our patients consist of people that have had falls, head injuries, intentional over doses, alcohol related issues and patients requiring social input, such as organising a package of care.

You will work closely with the AED team, multi-disciplinary team and AED co-ordinators to enable positive patient journey, flow and ease pressures. The unit has a multidisciplinary 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. With excellent communication skills, forward thinking and problem solving and a positive attitude and work ethics.

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

Informal visits encouraged.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults disclosure).

Date of Advertising 4th January 2019

Date Advert Closes - 25th January 2019

Interview Date - To be confirmed



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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

For further information and informal visits please feel free to contact

Katy Sharples

01704 704652