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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Same Day Emergency Department

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have passion for Emergency Medicine and enjoy fast paste environment ? Do you enjoy making a difference to patients' lives and providing high quality compassion care? If so, then the Royal Free Same Day Emergency Department (SDEC) may have the opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking for nurses to staff our Same Day Emergency Department (SDEC) at the RF Hospital Pond Street Site . You will be working closely with different members of the MDT from the Emergency Department , ANPs, EDAs, ward clerk and Doctors to provide emergency Care in the Ambulatory area of the Emergency Department . The aim of SDEC is to provide the right care for patients in the right place at the right time.

This is an ideal time for you to come on board and develop your acute nursing skills by working with our experienced, skilled and knowledgeable team. You will be supported to develop your skills to care for a wide variety of medical patients in their care journey.

We have vacancies for band 5 nurses who value team working, enthusiastic and have the desire and drive to ensure patients will receive the right care at the right time from staff that are compassionate and caring. In return, we can offer the right development and support by the multi-disciplinary team, clinical practice educators and a strong education ethos.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with World Class Care

  • To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the

development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high

standards of evidence based care.
  • To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure

that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within

own management responsibility.
  • To contribute to the development of evidence based guidelines/policies relating to

  • To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing records are maintained using

appropriate written and electronic documentation.
  • To collect data and provide essential information in a timely and accurate manner

when requested for e.g. audits or monitoring CQC standards.
  • To measure patient acuity and/or dependency to inform evidence-based decision

making on staffing and workforce.
  • To monitor and record planned vs actual staffing levels and escalate issues when

  • To be responsible for ensuring effective mechanisms are in place so that all clinical

and non-clinical incidents, including serious incidents are properly reported,

investigated and changes made to avoid recurrence.
  • To establish effective working relations with all members of the multi-disciplinary

team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient

  • To supervise unqualified staff, to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and

resources to carry out delegated aspects of care.
    • To ensure high standards of care are given to all patients, monitoring this through

    spot checks and clinical quality indicators outcome measures.
    • Contribute to patient and relative feedback by undertaking daily clinical rounds with

    the aim of providing excellent standards of care.
    • To collaborate in the assessment of patient care needs and the development,

    implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence

    based care.
    • To ensure communication with patients and significant others is established,

    ensuring empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.
    • Be accountable at all times for ensuring that safeguards are in place for patients, in

    particular those adults or children at risk.
    • To facilitate early discharge planning being carried out to enable appropriate

    arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital or transferring in order to

    achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.
    • To ensure that all patients are cared for in a clean and well-maintained clinical area,

    ensuring that all staff are aware that they are directly responsible for cleanliness

    standards when in charge and escalating issues when necessary.
    • Ensure that all staff act in accordance with Trust policies such as Infection
    • Prevention and Control, Confidentiality, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities.
    • Assist with the development of, and implementation of, local and trust wide policies,

    procedures, guidelines and protocols.
    • To be aware of the research process and current trends.
    • In collaboration with the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, audit agreed clinical guidelines of practice, policies and benchmarks within area of clinical responsibility.
    • Resolve any concerns about levels of care or incidents involving patients escalating

    to the Matron/Senior Sister and reporting via the Trusts incident reporting system.
    • Contribute to discussions and plans regarding service improvements and initiatives.
    • Takes an active role in the ward environment needs, being alert to possible sources

    of cross-infection, maintaining safe and clear walkways and bed areas, ensure fire

    exits remain clear and equipment and supplies are stored correctly.
    • To be responsible for ensuring confidentiality and safekeeping of patient records.
    • Accountable for efficient and economical use of ward supplies.
    • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new Nursing Assistants.
    • Demonstrates effective time management and prioritisation of workload.
    • Demonstrates good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective

    between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team.
    • In the absence of the junior sister take charge of the ward
    • To develop skills to be able to investigate accidents, incidents and complaints,

    implementing corrective actions where necessary and in consultation. To liaise with

    the Senior Matron and Complaints and Clinical Risk Management Teams

    • Have an awareness of cost implications and assist in the management of resources

    within the clinical area e.g. equipment, supplies.
    • To contribute to the planning and organising of service improvements.
    • To be responsible for ensuring confidentiality and safekeeping of patient records.
    • To ensure that there is effective communication systems in place to allow staff to

    keep abreast of developments in the organisation including unit meetings.
    • To be aware of the research process and current trends.
    • In collaboration with the Matron, and clinical lead, audit agreed clinical guidelines of

    practice, policies and benchmarks within area of clinical responsibility.

    Person Specification

    Royal Free World Class Values


    • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

    Education & Professional Qualification


    • First Level Registration
    • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


    • Post qualification in relevant speciality
    • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



    • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
    • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
    • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
    • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

    Skills & Aptitudes


    • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
    • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
    • Skilled in use of computer/key board
    • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
    • Ability to work well within a team
    • Knowledge of risk management
    • Ability to lead change and service improvement
    • Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
    • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

    Personal Qualities & Attributes


    • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
    • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
    • Enthusiastic and assertive
    • Adaptable to change
    • Diplomatic and calm
    • To be flexible and approachable
    • Ability to work rotating shifts

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street


    NW3 2QG

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