Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To support and deputise for the ED Nurse in Charge / Team Leader with the objective of providing high quality nursing care ensuring effective management of staff and resources. To carry out day to day management and co-ordination of the department. To participate in the support and professional development of all staff.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for a challenge and excited about working in a fast-paced, innovative environment? We are seeking experienced adult nurses to join our Emergency Department team. You will have extensive experience with emergency care, including triage and resuscitation and be able to provide first-rate care to critically ill patients. We are seeking emerging leaders for our department, who will be willing to take on projects, develop and teach junior staff and drive LINK nurse initiatives. We see a wide variety of patients, from those with primary care issues in our ED injuries unit, to trauma patients seen in the designated Major Trauma Centre for southwest London. You will need to be comfortable and competent to work in all areas of the department. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and be part of an evolving and developing service. Please read the job description carefully to ensure that you meet the experience criteria.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (general)
  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 6/7 -Core Emergency Nursing Education (Acutely Unwell Adult and Emergency Practice or equivalent.)
  • Practise Supervisor
  • Completed RCN competencies Level 2


  • Advanced studies leading to BSc or evidence of further professional development.
  • Practice Assessor



  • Awareness of professional responsibilities. Relevant years post-registration experience at least 2 years within the specialty.
  • Demonstratable post registration experience and within speciality


  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice.



  • Well developed leadership skills.
  • Flexible.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own workload and workload of others.
  • Demonstrate good written & verbal communication skills.


  • Evidence of implementing innovation in practice.



  • Demonstrates the application of evidence based practice and knowledge of professional issues.
  • Knowledge of relevant political issues.
  • Commitment to self development and development of others.
  • Ability to create an environment which facilitates learning.



  • Motivated
  • Enthusiasm for specialty.
  • Reliable
  • Demonstrates caring and sensitive approach
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to deal with stress in self and others.


  • Understanding of Quality Assurance of Clinical Audit.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges


SW17 0QT

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