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Staff Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An Exciting opportunity has arisen to join the nursing team on SDEC ( same day emergency care ) at the city hospital campus .

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, compassionate and highly motivated Staff Nurse to join our excellent team.

Every day is different but very rewarding.

We pride ourselves on team work, forward thinking, and the delivery of high standards of care, patient safety and quality are our priority.

As a caring and positive person you will be committed to delivering high quality patient care.

SDEC is under Cancer Associated Specialities (CAS) based at City Campus.

SDEC is a unit that is currently specialises in the care of oncology patients in a day care/ outpatient setting.

The unit also provides a nurse-led service for Renal and Haematology patients.

Oncology patients can be assessed, diagnosed and be treated without being admitted to a ward and if clinically safe to do so, will go home the same day when their care is provided to avoid admission to Specialist Receiving unit (SRU).

Nurse-led service for Renal patients involves administration of infusions. The units also provides blood transfusion for Haematology patients.

The unit currently opens from 08:00 hrs - 18:00hrs, Monday to Friday for Oncology patients and Saturday and Sunday for nurse-led service.

Main duties of the job

Assess the care needs of patients and develop a programme of care which is evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Carry out relevant forms of direct and indirect patient care without direct supervision.

Regularly take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.

Utilises and integrates evidence into practice.

Work flexibly as a member of the team to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.

About us

Working for your organisation

Our values are: Caring and helpful Safe and Vigilant for our patients and colleagues Being Clinically Excellent and driving innovation to meet the needs of our patients Using our Resources wisely whilst Providing Quality products, services and experiences for staff and patients

Patients - We will ensure our patients receive consistently high quality, safe care with outstanding outcomes and experience

People - We will build on our position as an employer of choice with an engaged, developed and empowered team that puts patient care at the heart of everything it does

Places - We will invest in our estate, equipment and digital infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality patient care

Performance - We will consistently achieve our performance standards and make the best use of resources to contribute to an affordable healthcare system

Partners - We will support the improvement of the health of the communities we serve through strong system leadership and innovative partnerships to deliver integrated models of care

Potential - We will deliver world-class research and education and transform health through innovation

Job description

Job responsibilities


Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of concern.

Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and guidelines.

Demonstrate clinical procedures to registered and unregistered staff as required.

Once competent in team management skills, takes charge of the clinical area on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.

Participate in the support and implementation of Essence of Care guidelines, nursing metric results and patient feedback (Fabio Frog).

1.7 Be aware of your role with regard to the Medicines Code of Practice.

Comply with all Trust policies and risk assessments with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.

Liaise with other clinical areas providing appropriate policies, education and clinical expertise in order to facilitate the management of patients with special requirements.

Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.

Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing of patients and improve their health status.

2 Communication

1 Communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to promote efficient patient care and maintain effective channels of communication.

2.2Report all accidents and untoward incidents to the nurse in charge of the area and complete an incident form in accordance with Trust policy.

Maintain complete and accurate patient records ensuring that they provide a detailed account of all care provided throughout the patients stay.

Communicate with and provide support for patients relatives, carers and visitors.

Be aware of the need for confidentiality both within the written and spoken word and ensure correct storage of patients records at all times, to comply with the Information Governance Code.

Liaise with other clinical areas as necessary for the coordination of patient care and the smooth running of the ward/unit/department.


Support a culture of teamwork within the clinical area.

Collaborate with all members of the clinical area to ensure efficient running of the ward/unit/department.

Use resources effectively in order to provide quality patient care whist having an awareness of budgetary issues.

Assist the Sister/Charge Nurse in introducing new members of staff to their duties, act as a preceptor to newly qualified staff.

Supervise and assess registered and unregistered staff as appropriate.

Undertake a recognised mentoring course

Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of patients property in accordance with Trust policy.

Ensure where appropriate that the programmes of training for learners, both student nurses and nursing auxiliaries/health care assistants are completed.

Undertake formal and informal teaching sessions as required and undertake training to act as a mentor to students.

Following appropriate training, carry the directorate/floor bleep.

Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and use of resources.

Participate in Clinical Supervision

Maintain own professional competence through on going professional development to include clinical supervision, annual mandatory training, appraisal process and personal development planning

Be accountable for own professional practice in accordance with NMC code of conduct 2008


Be aware of need for own personal development and be prepared to attend and undertake any necessary training, being aware of the need to develop oneself and to strive to increase personal knowledge..

Contribute to making the clinical environment conductive to learning and development where individuals feel able to discuss ideas and action as well as showing initiative.

Undertake any Working in New Ways Packages, which have been identified by the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and are integral to the role requirements and specialty area. Under normal circumstances these must be completed in accordance with the Working in New Ways Policy and Guidelines.

Person Specification

NMC Registered


  • NMC registered

NHS Experience


  • Recent NHS Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham city campus

Hucknall Road



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