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Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCA
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
As a registered nurse the post holder will provide care to adults with acute health needs in the emergency department. The post holder will be accountable and responsible for providing a high standard of patient centred care. To carry out care without direct supervision as part of the Emergency Department team. To communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary team. Contribute towards the effective running of the department including patient safe and timely care.

Main duties of the job

Provision of specialist, high quality nursing care and support for adult patients and their relatives/carers

Appropriate delegation of duties to other members of staff for effective delivery of patient care

To provide timely nurse led interventions for the benefit of the patients care.

To assess, plan implement and evaluate care of patients from admission to discharge.

To be part of the effective admission / transfer / discharge of a patient involving the family, carers, significant other, multidisciplinary team and community teams when appropriate.

To maintain effective channels of communication with patients, relatives and all staff involved in providing care.

To provide and receive nursing handover reports in the role of team member.

To act as the named nurse to an individual or a group of patients.

To be part of the process in implementing clinical governance and the impact this has on patient care, i.e. audit and evidenced based practice.

Ensure that written documentation are maintained in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for Records and Record Keeping and Trust policy.

To ensure that the storage and administration of Medicines is carried out according to statutory and Trust regulations

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

With strong links to local universities an amazing benefit to working with us is that we are committed to delivering work based educational inititatives which offer house accredited Foundations of Emergency Nursing Course and an accredited Emergency Nursing Course. This enables us to both support newly qualified and experienced nurses in the Emergency Department.

If you would love to be part of a fun, supportive team then please apply today.

Person Specification



  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and widen theoretical knowledge
  • Understanding of the care needs of the family
  • Interest in developing teaching skills
  • Team work
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise care
  • Role and responsibility of the registered nurse in acute clinical environment


  • Willingness to develop teaching skills, formally and informally

Education & Training


  • RN - Adult


  • Diploma/Degree ALS
  • ED course
  • Mentorship course
  • Trauma Course



  • Acute nursing experience within 12 months either as a Registered
  • Nurse or Student Nurse


  • Acute surgical, medical ED experience within the last 12 months as a qualified nurse or student nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road


SE18 4QH

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