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Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an a opportunity for Band 5 registered nurses to join our busy Emergency Department at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

The posts are advertised as an internal rotation over seven days, offering applicants the chance to develop their skills, talents, and competencies across key acute emergency areas.

We would be delighted to receive interest from experienced nurses, and from final year nursing students approaching qualification.

As a new started you are supported by our ED Clinical Educator who will assist your Induction, training and development .

If you are attracted to a fast paced, energetic nursing role at the heart of our hospital - please submit your application

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of suitable applications are received.

Candidates will be required to present original certificates for qualifications at interview stage.

The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.

Main duties of the job

At WWL NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that we care for our people as much as our patients and that's why we'd love you to join us. Within our Emergency Department we pride ourselves on providing outstanding nursing care.

Working with us would give you the opportunity to develop skills in resus, majors, triage, Initial Senior and Treatment and rotation into the Urgent Treatment Centre to work alongside our Emergency Nurse Practitioners. We are excited to be able to offer newly appointed staff an Emergency Care Preceptorship under the guidance of our Clinical Educator.

We work closely with the ambulance service and specialist teams both within the hospital and in the community to ensure that we provide the right care, at the right time.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To provide the highest standards of care to our patients.
  • Performs well within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Upholds NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Adheres to Trust policies and procedures
  • Participate in all aspects of multidisciplinary audit.
  • Participate in the development and application of evidence based practice within care delivery.
  • To complete patient documentation and undertake record keeping in a timely manner, ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that information systems are maintained.
  • To provide information as required, including notification of adverse events and accidents to patients, staff and visitors.

Person Specification



  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation.



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of research/audit
  • Knowledge of emergency care


  • Experience of audit / Research Understanding of resource management
  • Understanding of education/student requirements



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Ability to challenge unacceptable behaviour or practice in a professional context
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


  • IT Skills



  • Experience of working on own and as a member of a team


  • Post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in caring environment
  • Experience in A& E
  • Evidence of teaching and Assessing with a clinical environment
  • Experience of clinical supervision



  • RGN
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development


  • Teaching and Assessing Course
  • Degree /Diploma Studies
  • Specialists Skills Course, such as critical care

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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