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Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Emergency Department
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and Part Time Hours Available
Job ref
Whiston Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata if part time
Salary period
28/10/2020 23:59
Interview date

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Registered General Nurse to join our hard-working and dedicated team of Nursing and Medical Staff in the Emergency Department at Whiston Hospital.

The Emergency Department is located in a purpose built department within Whiston Hospital, has both Adult and Paediatric state of the art emergency care facilities and is committed to the ongoing development of its service; in supporting improvements within its service provision and we are presently building a new Urgent Care Centre.

The post holder is desired to have demonstrable experience in Emergency Department, and be NMC Registered with a General Nurse Pin.

This post is not open to Paediatric Trained Nurses.

There are both full and part time positions available.

Why Join Us?

Your professional development is very important to us, as this is a key element which enables you to offer best quality service to our patients and is also essential for your career progression.

Therefore, in exchange for your commitment to help us reach our objectives and maintain on the top 100 places to work in the country, we are offering:

  • An established induction programme, supported by the Practice Development Nurse;
  • At least one month supernumerary when you join our enthusiastic and dynamic team;
  • Up skilling opportunities within the Alcohol and Psychiatric Liaison Teams, Paediatrics A&E and Resuscitation.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate, with the checking of both the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews for this position will take on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th November 2020.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.



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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

Su Hobbs


Barry Atherton