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Staff Nurse - Accident & Emergency Department

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are currently looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our Accident and Emergency Department. We cover an exceptionally diverse community with a wide range of conditions in a highly challenged and fast-paced environment.

We have established strong links with Buckinghamshire New University and we are able to offer training and development opportunities, led by our Matron and Senior Sister Team.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivational Staff Nurses to support the Matron, Senior Nurses, and wider Emergency Department Team to ensure that high quality patient-focused care is delivered.

If you have compassion, energy, and a genuine dedication to patient care, then we would love for you to apply.

Interview date is to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • To perform agreed nursing practice without direct supervision and maintain a high standard of nursing care. Nursing patients with specific A&E problems will be undertaken with guidance and direction from more senior staff, to aid development of specialist knowledge and skills to ensure appropriate nursing care.
  • Maintain individual patient care plans, evaluating and updating them as necessary to ensure that the patient's physical, social and psychological needs are met. Will undertake initial assessment of patients arriving in A&E, without a diagnosis, with guidance from senior staff. Recognises the need for prioritisation, but refers to senior staff for assistance in carrying it out.
  • Learns the skills of developing a therapeutic relationship with A&E patients in a short time span.
  • Supervise and participate in keeping accurate and legible records and be aware of the legal implications of these documents. (Ref NMC Rules) Date, Timed and Signed.
  • Maintain effective communication with nursing colleagues and work with other professional groups in all aspects of patient care and the ward environment. Knowing how and when and where they can make suggestions for change.
  • Support the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse to maintain and develop ward philosophy and objectives.
  • Participate in the induction programme for new staff to the ward, by working along side them as a competent team member, familiarising them with environment and ward routine.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

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