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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Barnet Emergency Department is an exciting place to work and we are passionate about getting it right for patients and their families. We are looking to appoint passionate, enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Band 5 registered nurses.

As well as treating acutely unwell patients , our department has an integrated Urgent Care Centre which has Emergency Nurse Practitioners working with the GPs to deliver an efficient and responsive service for patients presenting with minor injuries and illness.

We recognise the importance of progression and nurturing our own staff, you will start with a supernumerary induction programme which is individualised to your professional needs and supported by our dedicated team of Practice facilitators.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be expected to liaise appropriately with all key members of the multi-disciplinary team and service users related to the speciality.
  • To be responsible for all aspects of patient care including the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of direct patient care with supervision from senior staff.
  • To work in all areas of the Emergency department
  • To support the Charge Nurse/Senior Sister to monitor the safety and quality of care for patients.
  • To support a group of Emergency department assistants and registered nursing associates and assign delegated tasks and responsibility as appropriate.
  • To ensure a positive focussed service incorporating patients' feedback to maintain and improve patient care.
  • To act as an effective role model promoting excellence through practice.

To support the maintenance of high standards of cleanliness in their own clinical area

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

    • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with World Class Care values.
    • To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care.
    • To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.
    • To contribute to the development of evidence based guidelines/policies relating to speciality.
    • To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing records are maintained using appropriate written and electronic documentation.
    • To collect data and provide essential information in a timely and accurate manner when requested for e.g. audits or monitoring CQC standards.
    • To measure patient acuity and/or dependency to inform evidence-based decision making on staffing and workforce.
    • To be responsible for ensuring effective mechanisms are in place so that all clinical and non-clinical incidents, including serious incidents are properly reported, investigated and changes made to avoid recurrence.
    • To establish effective working relations with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
    • To supervise unqualified staff, to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out delegated aspects of care.
    • To ensure high standards of care are given to all patients, monitoring this through spot checks and clinical quality indicators outcome measures.
    • Contribute to patient and relative feedback by undertaking daily clinical rounds with the aim of providing excellent standards of care.
    • To collaborate in the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care.
    • To ensure communication with patients and significant others is established, ensuring empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.
    • Be accountable at all times for ensuring that safeguards are in place for patients, in particular those adults or children at risk.
    • To facilitate early discharge planning being carried out to enable appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital or transferring in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.
    • To ensure that all patients are cared for in a clean and well-maintained clinical area, ensuring that all staff are aware that they are directly responsible for cleanliness standards when in charge and escalating issues when necessary.
    • Ensure that all staff act in accordance with Trust policies such as Infection Prevention and Control, Confidentiality, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities.
    • Assist with the development of, and implementation of, local and trust wide policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols.
    • To be aware of the research process and current trends.
    • In collaboration with the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, audit agreed clinical guidelines of practice, policies and benchmarks within area of clinical responsibility.
    • Resolve any concerns about levels of care or incidents involving patients escalating to the Matron/Senior Sister and reporting via the Trusts incident reporting system.
    • Contribute to discussions and plans regarding service improvements and initiatives.
    • Takes an active role in the ward environment needs, being alert to possible sources of cross-infection, maintaining safe and clear walkways and bed areas, ensure fire exits remain clear and equipment and supplies are stored correctly.
    • To be responsible for ensuring confidentiality and safekeeping of patient records.
    • Accountable for efficient and economical use of ward supplies.
    • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new Nursing Assistants
    • Demonstrates effective time management and prioritisation of workload.
    • Demonstrates good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team.
    • In the absence of the junior sister take charge of the ward
    • To develop skills to be able to investigate accidents, incidents and complaints, implementing corrective actions where necessary and in consultation. To liaise with the Senior Matron and Complaints and Clinical Risk Management Teams appropriately.
    • Have an awareness of cost implications and assist in the management of resources within the clinical area e.g. equipment, supplies.
    • To contribute to the planning and organising of service improvements.
    • To be responsible for ensuring confidentiality and safekeeping of patient records.
    • To ensure that there is effective communication systems in place to allow staff to keep abreast of developments in the organisation including unit meetings.
    • be aware of the research process and current trends.
    • In collaboration with the Matron, and clinical lead, audit agreed clinical guidelines of practice, policies and benchmarks within area of clinical responsibility.


    Infection Control

    Infection control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non clinical, are required to adhere to the Trusts Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures and The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the risk of Healthcare Associated infections.

    It is the duty of every member of staff to take personal responsibility for the prevention and control of infection, as laid down in the Trusts polices and procedures which reflect the statutory requirements of the Hygiene Code.
    • To work in close collaboration with the Infection Control Team.
    • To ensure that monitoring of clinical practice is undertaken at the agreed frequency.
    • To ensure that the ward environments are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards ensuring that shortfalls are rectified, or escalate as necessary.
    • To ensure that all relevant monitoring data and issues are provided to the Directorates Governance structures.
    • To ensure that all staff are released to attend infection control-related educational sessions and staff with specialist roles, e.g. link practitioners, are released to undertake their duties.

    Person Specification

    Education & Professional Qualification


    • Holds an NMC registration
    • Registered Nurse Appropriate to specialty being recruited to


    • Teaching and assessing qualification

    Royal Free World Class Values


    • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



    • Experience of Working in Acute Healthcare
    • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
    • Expresses an interest in working in emergency Care.


    • Post registration experience of working in an acute setting

    Skills & Aptitudes


    • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
    • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
    • Skilled in use of computer/key board
    • Ability to supervise unregistered staff
    • Ability to work well within a team
    • Knowledge of risk management
    • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

    Personal Qualities & Attributes


    • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
    • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
    • Enthusiastic and assertive
    • Adaptable to change
    • Diplomatic and calm
    • To be flexible and approachable
    • Ability to work rotating shifts


    • ability to manage complex and challenging situations

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


    barnet Hospital

    wellhouse lane



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