Junior Sister

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Urgent Care
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full and Part time hours available
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Southport District General Hospital
£26,302-£35,225 Per Annum/Pro Rata
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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. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

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


We are looking to recruit Full or part-time Junior Sister(s) at Band 6 to join our Short Stay Unit (SSU/9a), on a permanent basis. The role requires flexibility, internal rotation and weekend working. Family friendly working policies are in operation.

SSU is a busy 24-hour, fast moving and challenging unit, caring for 29 patients, both Medical & Surgical. The aim of the unit is to care for patients requiring a stay in hospital of less than 72 hours, and to promote & facilitate prompt early discharge, through collaborative multi-disciplinary team working.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team who can demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality patient centred care. The post holder will be required to act as an effective role model and demonstrate good organisational and leadership skills. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrable ability to work creatively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the care of the patients, the role combines line management for the nurses within your delegated team and ensure mechanisms and processes are in place and maintained. You will also act as a source of specialist and expert nursing knowledge and provide support and advice to the wider team. Up-to-date clinical skills are essential.

You will be expected to champion the 6 C’s and ensure these are embedded in the care of the unit. You will be supported in this by the Senior Sister/Matron.

Significant experience post qualification in an Urgent/Acute care or General Medical setting is essential.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact,
Claire Beck, Senior Sister, SSU, 01704 704241

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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

Claire Beck (Ward Manager) or Helen Wilcock (Sister)
Ward 9a
Southport DGH
Town Lane

1704 704241

If you have problems applying, contact

01704 704363