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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse- ED

Band 6

Main area
Emergency Medicine
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital Trust
£26,565 - 35,577 per annum
31/03/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Are you an experienced registered nurse with leadership skills and A&E experience?

Do you want to develop and hone in on your skills and motivate others to do the same?

Southend university Hospital is passionate about care and are looking for a Deputy sister/Charge nurse to work within our A&E department to lead, co-ordinate and motivate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the delivery of quality care.

The Department:

Our Emergency department provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with emergency conditions, serious injuries or illnesses as well as minor injuries. It is a very busy and demanding department which sees an average of 300 patients a day. The department has a discharge target which aims to; see, treat and discharge 95% of patients in 4 hours.

In return, we promise a supportive and friendly place to work where our values: ‘Caring with compassion, Working together and being Professional and Accountable’ matters. We aim to provide excellent care from excellent people so that all hospital users – whether patient or visitor – have a good experience of their time with us.

This is a permanent full time post of 37.5 hours per week.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
•Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
•Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
•Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
•An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
•We offer an attractive recruitment & retention package. Please Contact Recruitment for details.
•An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members
•And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we allow participation in a Gainshare Payment Scheme, have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.
•Competitive pension

The Area:

Southend is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time.

The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.

Education in the area is very good, boasting 4 local Grammar schools and a large college and University.

To gain a better understanding of our Trust’s vision and work ethic, please read our hospital Magazine 'The Look' via our hospital website or follow our videos on YouTube under 'SouthendHospitalNHS'.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require then apply today!

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

Kerry Joseph
Jane Ralph