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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a great team of dynamic, highly skilled patient focused and supportive nurses within the Emergency Department (ED) at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Portsmouth.

With approximately 350 attendances a day, the Emergency Department is one of the busiest on the South Coast.

We are currently looking for highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals, who are able to deliver high quality, patient focused care within an acute setting. While processing the essential abilities to effectively manage a high flow and demanding workload in challenging circumstances.

Due to expansion and review of the Emergency Department nursing team, we are now recruiting into Band 7 posts.

These are permanent roles and will be contracted to either full time or part time (depending on your preference).

Band 7 -Senior Nurses are required who are highly motivated individuals skilled in Emergency Nursing with at least 18 months experience at Band 6, to work throughout all areas of the Emergency Department, providing excellent clinical and managerial leadership, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

We look forward to welcoming you into our great team!

For more information and informal conversations please contact Queen Alexandra Hospital on  ( Phone number removed )  – asking for either Matron Mike Goodfellow on bleep 0215 or Senior Sister Janyne Frazer ext 6372

Closing Date is 27th October 2016

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