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Staff Nurse - Children and Young People - Emergency Dept

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024
Staff Nurse - Band 5Permanent contractFull time 37.5 hours per week

An amazing chance to work within the Paediatric Emergency Department at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS foundation Trust.

We work hard as a team to provide the best care to all our patients. We have plenty of opportunities for learning and development within the role as a Band 5 staff nurse.

To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality patient care, supporting in the provision of clinical expertise, while working effectively as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team.

To manage a caseloads of patient within defined clinical areas.

To always act in a manner consistent with the Trust Values and NMC Code of Professional Conduct, carrying out his/her duties in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

To lead, support, supervise and teach staff where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The Emergency Department at Tameside General Hospital provides a 24-hour service. The Emergency Department currently sees nearly 95,000 new patients per year including Paediatrics. The Department is part of the Urgent Care family, which also includes Acute and Integrated Assessment Unit, Same Day Emergency Care and a co-located urgent treatment centre.

Why not use the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and this new decade to make your next and best career move by joining us as a Staff Nurse.

As a Staff Nurse we commit to you having a personal development plan and access to mentorship. This is your chance to work in an inclusive forward thinking organisation focused on population health, patient and service user safety and experience.

We want talented people from all backgrounds to choose to join our diverse teams, and so we will support your work-life balance with flexible and agile working options.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop.

We provide a range of high quality services both within the hospital and across our local community for both adults and children.

Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health and care partners.

We have a clear set of values and behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate and these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Clinical Responsibilities
  • The post holder must demonstrate competence in a wide range of expanded roles including: Venepuncture, cannulation, ECG recording & basic interpretation, plastering, requesting and obtaining pathology samples, utilising PGDs, requesting x-rays.
  • Assess, Plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangement for discharge and transfers of care, underpinned by Trust Values.
  • The post holder must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to ensure that patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary team are able to understand the often complex needs of the patients.
  • To carry out responsibilities in such a way to minimise risk of harm to children, young people and vulnerable adults and to promote their welfare in line with the legal framework and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Maintain effective communication within the team by ensuring that information is transmitted at handover and is documented either in the notes, appropriate folders or on the computer system as deemed necessary.
  • All documentation relating to a patients episode within the department is to be recorded accurately in the patients notes/computer system for future referencing as required.
  • Assist in maintaining a calm, efficient and cost effective service.
  • Assist in Co-ordinate/facilitate new staffs orientation into the department.
  • Undertake individual responsibilities as delegated to the post holder.

  • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times in line with Trust Values
  • Practice in accordance with and adhered to his/her professional responsibilities under NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other NMC guidelines
  • Participate in the setting of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the Multidisciplinary Team
  • To participate in and support the quality governance agenda, including undertaking audit activity, complaints and incident investigations.
  • To maintain clinical practice standards and knowledge, and act as a professional role model for all nursing staff.
  • Use own clinical judgement to initiate appropriate nursing interventions prior to medical input.
  • Maintain accurate, current and contemporaneous records and ensure that all records relating to patient care are clear, concise and legible in accordance with the NMC Standards for Records and Record Keeping .
  • Ensure adherence to the Trust Medicines Policy and the NMC Standards for the Administration of Medicines .
  • Assist in the leadership of specific areas of practice developments in accordance with local and national policies and strategies to improve patient care.
  • Actively assess and manage risk within the clinical area in accordance with Health and Safety legislation and risk management policy.
  • Work with information governance for information sharing.
  • To maintain continuous professional registration with the NMC throughout the duration of employment with the Trust.

  • Act as a clinical supervisor to junior clinical staff completing appraisals and agreeing personal development plans ensuring systems are in place for staff to be able to reach their objectives.
  • Promote clinical innovations and encourage evidence-based practices within the department.
  • Assist in the developments of components for a teaching program for use within the department.

  • Work within clinical governance systems and ensure that care is delivered within an appropriate model within the Urgent Care area.
  • Ensure adherence to all Trust policies.
  • Develop and implement protocols and or policies within own specialist area.
  • Effectively contribute to the achievement of Trust targets.
  • Support the Team Leader and Matron for Urgent Care in effective resource management. Participate in the identification of cost improvement initiatives with Team Leaders and Matron.

  • Support effective intra and inter departmental communication.
  • Provide competent and consistent leadership to the department team.
  • Undertake appraisals for junior colleagues and ensure PDPs are in place.
  • Participate in training and development for all staff, ensuring that accurate records are maintained.
  • Be actively involved in the induction and mentorship for newly deployed and newly qualified staff.
  • Ensure that educational objectives of student nurses and other learners are met and the progress of each student/learner is monitored.
  • Participate in clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy.

  • Possess evidenced based clinical knowledge appropriate to the area.
  • Utilise own clinical expertise and knowledge to create and promote an environment conducive to meeting the educational and developmental needs of all clinical staff.

  • Partake frequently in tasks requiring physical effort for long periods
  • Regularly deal with bodily fluids and soiled linen within a span of duty.
  • Manage and participate in distressing unpredictable situations frequently within a span of duty.
  • Maintain contemporaneous patient records at all times
  • Concentrate for long periods and respond to unpredictable patient and staff demands.
  • Provide and receive complex information that will require empathy, tact, reassurance and communicate in situations where there maybe barriers to understanding.
  • Work with patients with mental health needs and liaise with relevant speciality in relation to clinical management.

  • Person Specification



    • NMC registration
    • Basic Life Support Certificate


    • Supervisor/Assessor competancies



    • Previous experience of relevant specialty
    • Previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary team



    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of fundamental aspects of nursing: Dignity & Respect
    • Pain Management
    • Infection Prevention & Control
    • Ability to work as a team
    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


    Tameside Hospital

    Fountain Street


    OL6 9RW

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