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Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Care

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
It is an exciting time to be joining our team in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with great career opportunities.

AMU is an emergency medical admissions unit providing assessment of patients requiring immediate investigations, stabilisation and treatment. We are expanding our nursing establishment as we have increased our bed base to 53 beds, which includes a refurbished larger 6 bedded Higher Monitoring Unit (HMU).

There are 3 Practice Educators that work within the units to provide supervised practice, additional skills training and support. We have advanced developmental passports which are competency based to support your learning for both AMU and HMU. We are happy to recruit newly qualified nurses, as well as, experienced nurses. We offer career opportunities for nurses developing advanced skills in critical care and Advanced Nurse Practitioner rotational posts into our Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for undertaking and recording acomprehensive nursing assessment and planning, delivering and evaluatinghigh standards of evidenced based nursing care to a diverse group ofpatients.

Is expected to deliver care without direct supervision. Is accountable forthe care delivered and any omissions of care.

Is expected to teach and supervise more junior staff, students and the nonregistered nursing workforce.

Is accountable for care or any omissions of care that he/she delegates toothers

About us

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.

Royal Berkshire Hospital has been rated 'Good' following our recent CQC inspection and is committed to delivering high quality care to our patients, which is driven through our core values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Manages own workload, co-ordinating and prioritising the care he/she delivers. Recognises his/her limitations and escalates to more senior staff if needed.

Works as an effective team member. Actively promote excellent team and interdisciplinaryrelationships.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and non verbal.

Establish and maintain effective communication with individuals/groups about difficult or complex issues. Demonstrate appropriate assertiveness and ability to challenge others when the rights of patients and others may be infringed.

Works with team to maintain high standards of cleanliness in the clinical area and an optimum, well maintained Ward/Department environment.

Actively promotes diversity, including race diversity, both in the delivery of the Care groups services and in management and development of staff within the clinical area.

Assists the Ward/Department Manager to sustain relationships that promote dignity, rights and responsibilities. Identify and take action to address discrimination and oppression.

Ensure own practice complies with Data Protection/Confidentiality/Caldicott principles.

Take responsibility for safeguarding and compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse -part 1
  • Current NMC registration



  • Experience (through placement or employment ) of working in an acute clinical environment

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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