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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

We have an excellent opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our Emergency Department at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital!

It's an exciting time to join our amazing team in the Emergency Department as we continue to progress towards recognition as a Major Trauma Centre. Already the busiest ED in the East of England, NNUH sees in excess of 120,000 new patients each year.

With an experienced and established education team dedicated to ED we continue the process of developing new effective ways of working. Your role will be to support and work within the team to achieve high quality and compassionate care for our patients.

Hours of work:

We are offering full / Part time posts with rotation onto nights.

For further information please contact: Helen Attwell -

**If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.**

Advert open: 17th April 2024

Advert closed: 24th April 2024

Interview date: 3rd May 2024

Main duties of the job

Joining as a registered nurse in ED you will benefit from a structured development plan and further educational opportunities.

We are looking for experienced Registered Nurses who are confident and capable of providing excellent patient focused care whilst working in the fast paced and high-pressure environment you'd expect to find in the emergency department of one of the largest acute trusts in the UK.

The team in ED work with a variety of roles ranging from managing the Major Trauma Patient to minor injuries and illness as well as dedicated roles for Nurses in Resus. We are keen to promote development pathways for all staff including supporting and encouraging Registered nurses to pursue development to Emergency Nurse Practitioner, and Advanced Care Practitioner.

If you feel you have the skills and experience as a registered nurse to add to our team in ED send in your application today!

About us

This is an excellent opportunity to play a role in the realisation of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals' vision of: 'to provide every patient with care we want for those we love the most'.

This role offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and highly skilled Team as we look forward to the future development of the ED. In the Emergency Department you will have the benefit of working with experienced, supportive dedicated clinical education team who will help you progress and develop your career as part of our ambitious and growing hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overview of Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To successfully complete the Trusts preceptorship programme and Royal College of Nursing Competency Standards for Emergency Nurses
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.

Management and Leadership:
  • To manage the Emergency Department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.

Educational Responsibilities:
  • To complete the mentorship preparation programme or equivalent, act as a mentor and provide supervision to junior staff and other learners.
  • To provide induction for new staff.

Professional Development:
  • Maintain Continuous Professional Development in line with Trust Policy, local requirements and professional bodies.
  • Ensure own practice is up to date and evidence-based and demonstrate an awareness of current, relevant research.

Specific Additional Responsibilities:
  • To become competent in all enhanced practice roles in A& E.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of paediatric patients.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of patients with Mental Health related issues

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme or equivalent (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • One of the following: ILS, ALS, EPLS, ATNC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile



  • Recent experience of nursing in A& E or a critical care area



  • Knowledge of relevant speciality

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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