Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

This is your chance to be part of an amazing nursing team - where patient care is at the centre of everything we do. Do you want to make a difference to each patient's experience of the NHS as they proceed through their journey? The Acute Medical Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is recruiting now and we want you!

It is not essential to have worked withinemergency medicineto apply for this position as we would welcome all Registered Nurses as we are committed to going the extra mile for you, as you would for our patients. We work together to create a positive team spirit, recognising achievements and celebrating success. We know that happy patients start with happy staff.

If you are looking for professional and personal development then we will support you to achieve this. There is a clear development structure in place, which includes senior ward level nursing as well as Clinical Nurse Specialists involved in delivery of care within the emergency medical speciality. We actively encourage training and development with Mentorship and Care of the Critically Ill Patient degree modules on offer.

Full time and part time hours considered.

Main duties of the job

You must be able to work as part of team and autonomously when required, and be committed to delivering care of a high standard. We work closely with our colleagues in the Emergency Department and on the Same Day Medical Assessment Unit and are looking at rotational posts within our speciality.

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse or Clinical Matron

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of evidence based / research informed nursing care for all patients

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care

To supervise and support members of the ward team to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate care

To maintain a compassionate, caring and safe environment for all

To act as an advocate for the patients and their families and or carers, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To plan effective discharge from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide research informed, evidence based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate competency based training.

To be competent and compliant in the administration of medicines in line with Trust policy

To use electronic patient systems i.e. PAS in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 registered Nurse with valid NMC Registration/students pending registration


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification or Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification



  • Ability to plan, prioritize and evaluate nursing care in accordance with NMC Principles


  • Experience within AMU



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing


  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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