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Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you:

RN1: Adult nurse, level 1 or RN3: Mental health nurse, level 1 with minimum 6 months post registration experience?

Ready to embrace a new challenge?

Someone who enjoy working in a fast paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

Interested in working as part of a dynamic workforce and developing your clinical skills?

Someone who values teamwork?

Then you would be a perfect fit for this role! These are just some of the qualities that would make you an ideal candidate for a career in the Emergency Department.

Membership of the Faculty of Emergency Nursing (FEN) is encouraged, access to FEN continued professional development (CPD) webinars is supported and the opportunity to undertake FEN academically accredited units and qualifications is facilitated.

Please note this role is full internal rotation made up of long shifts 7-1930 or 1900-0730 covering 7 days a week, this will include nights, weekends and public holidays

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Our ED staff are the first faces many of our most seriously ill or injured patients see. We are looking for qualified nursing staff to join our busy team who see and treat approximately 176,640 patients per year. The department is undergoing a major expansion plan, leading to an improved working environment for staff to provide outstanding patient care.

We are proud to be the regional Trauma Centre for East Midlands, and take all seriously injured patients from across the area.

We are recruiting first level registered nurses who are adult trained. Successful candidates will need to possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to perform well in stressful situations.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Working in ED offers staff:

The chance to be part of a friendly, highly motivated multi-disciplinary team

The opportunity to be at the forefront of our regional Major Trauma Centre

Training opportunities including ALS, ATLS and ATNC courses

Excellent career progression opportunities

ED has its own well-being and support team

Our ED is the new home of the TV show 24 hours in A& E where filming started again in May 2023

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department offers you the chance to complete your Level 1 competencies for Emergency Medicine Nurse as part of your ED Foundation Nurse Induction programme that is supported and delivered by our in-house education department, DREEAM (Department of Research and Education for Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Major Trauma).

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Previous applicants in the last 6 months will need not reapply, thank you.

Please also note that due to high volume of applications, feedback, if unsuccessful, will unfortunately not be given.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Adult level 1 or Registered Nurse mental health level 3
  • Educated to degree/diploma level


  • Teaching & Assessing qualification
  • Further professional qualification



  • Experience of directing & supervising unqualified staff
  • Experience of nursing in a stressful area
  • minimum 6 months post registration experience


  • Previous Emergency Department experience
  • Experience in an area that admits emergency patients

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to work calmly & efficiently when under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively in volatile & potentially violent situations

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Assess, plan & implement care of undiagnosed/trauma patients.
  • Demonstrate use of initiative whilst remaining within professional boundaries

Planning and organisation skills


  • Experience of directing & supervising unqualified staff
  • Ability to work calmly & efficiently when under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise own workload & that of others

Physical Skills


  • Willingness to undertake training to extend scope of practice, i.e. suturing, plastering, Venepuncture, X Ray requesting, admin of IV medication
  • Competently perform general nursing duties
  • Ability to move patients on trolleys & in wheelchairs, in accordance with Trust M& H training

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • Enthusiastic and motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Emergency Department

Derby Road



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