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Registered Nurse - Acute Assessment Unit - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Urgent Emergency Care Division for a Band 5 Registered Nurse. The job is based in the Acute Assessment Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon which provides a huge wealth of opportunity to learn new skills. The areas are fast paced and see a huge variety of patients with different conditions.

We are passionate supporters of our nursing team and are looking for a motivated band 5 Nurse to join us. We support individuals developing their career and encourage our nurses to be fully rounded with a large range of skills which can be demonstrated in a manner which reflects the Trust's values and standards

You will have an opportunity to work in both areas, supported by the Matron and Divisional Head of Nursing.

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 working in both the Acute Assessment Unit and Ambulatory Care, you will be responsible for the assessment and care of acutely ill patients at the beginning of their journey in the hospital. The role also involves arranging transfer of patients to the appropriate wards, facilitating discharges and working alongside the multi-disciplinary team. In Ambulatory Care you will attend to patient coming in as both emergency day cases for assessment and treatment as well as planned cases for ongoing treatments and review.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide nursing assessment and care on a day-to-day basis, working collaboratively with all colleagues and disciplines to ensure a high standard of care.

1.1 Assess the needs of patients/clients within a clinical area, plan and implement individualised holistic nursing care in a sensitive manner.1.2 Provide effective evidence-based nursing care to the highest standard.1.3 Be confident and competent in all areas of nursing practice, enabling delivery of nursing care to include pre-operative assessment cannulation and administration of IV drugs.1.4 Play an active role in health promotion activities.1.5 Participate in audit for clinical practice and assist with data collection for research.

Please see Job Description for further details.

Person Specification



  • RN Adult or equivalent
  • Live NMC registration or undertaking nurse training
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Willingness to complete teaching/mentorship course


  • Recognised teaching/mentorship course



  • Variety of placements whilst undertaking nurse training


  • Post-registration experience in an acute setting
  • Previous experience in specialty

Key Skills


  • Good verbal and written English which can be evidenced at interview or IELTs level 7 (in all elements) or above
  • Ability to undertake venepuncture and cannulation or being willing to achieve competency

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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