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Staff Nurse - ED

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year Per Annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic and passionate nurse dedicated to contribute to our high standards of nursing care?

Then come and join the multi-disciplinary team working in the Emergency Department at Frimley Park Hospital!

You will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and be encouraged to take responsibility for various areas of clinical practice to ensure that the department delivers a high quality service. We will support you every way we can by providing on going professional development and in-house training. You will gain extensive experience to care for a diverse patient mix.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting time to be working in the Emergency Department where patient care is central to the goals of the organisation, and with modernised facilities this is the perfect time to come and join our team.

This post is offered to full time and part time workers, on rotational days and night shifts however if it suits your work life balance on working on lates, twilight or night shifts, this one is for you. We can also offer a shift pattern that suits your family life especially if you have small children.

You will need to be able to have ward based experience before working with us.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team, in the delivery of high quality patient care to patients & relatives.
  • Support shift leader ensuring that all documentation is up to date and report any changes in the patients condition.
  • To contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice.
  • To demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal between patients and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To advise on the promotion of health & prevention of illness.
  • To liaise with appropriate clinical specialists in relation to individual patient needs e.g. Doctors, Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and Inreach matrons. To assist medical staff, ensure that treatments are effective and advise on nursing priorities.
  • To promote good working relationships with the ambulance service, police and other supporting agencies.
  • To act as an advocate for patients and their relatives/carers.
  • To communicate to colleagues individual need for support (through preceptorship programme).
  • To understand how your role within the team and the core group impacts on those you come into contact with, both professional and non-professional.
  • To report immediately any accidents to patients or members of staff, also any untoward incidents to the department manager in conjunction with the trusts risk reporting procedures, working with senior staff where possible to ensure that remedial action is taken to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Ensure that the trust policy is understood and adhered to with regard to the care and custody of medication especially those covered by the control of drugs act.
  • To maintain appropriate levels of resources within the unit and demonstrate an economical use of supplies and resources and prevent waste and misuse.
  • To check that departmental equipment is present and in good working order, ensuring its cleanliness after use and reporting defects promptly.
  • To actively participate in assisting the trust to achieve national targets as defined by the government.
  • To work towards taking responsibility for the management of the unit in the absence of the sister/charge nurse.
  • To have an awareness of the hospital complaints procedure and how complaints are managed within the clinical area.
  • To participate in departmental meetings, helping to initiate new ideas.
  • To have a working knowledge of the safeguarding children guidelines, and also the hospital child protection procedures.
  • To have a working knowledge of Health & safety regulations.
  • To be aware of the major incident plan (including the decontamination policy) and assist the unit manager in its implementation.
  • Promote a learning environment for student and other junior members of staff.
  • To develop extended roles (ie plastering, suturing, venepuncture and cannulation) in accordance with trust policies following attendance of practical and or theoretical study days and formal assessments.
  • To be partly responsible for own education and professional development.
  • To ensure practice is evidence based & reflects standards required by the NMC professional code of practice & Trust policies.
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess, monitor & implement care. Developing techniques & skills to advance research based clinical practice.

Please see attached Job Description for a comprehensive list of role specific duties and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered Nurse


  • Mentor /Preceptor course
  • Module in emergency care nursing



  • Post qualification experience in an acute setting
  • Evidence of dealing with difficult situations in an appropriate manner


  • Emergency nursing experience



  • Able to manage time effectively and priorities workload.
  • Ability to organize, along with good communication skills, both written and oral.

Special Requirements


  • Able to work flexible shifts weekends and bank holidays as required

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital


GU16 7UJ

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