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Staff Nurse Clinical Decisions Unit

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Staff nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time and part time hours available
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29/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

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 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

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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

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.