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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


You'll work alongside a diverse team of Consultants, Pharmacists, Advanced Nurse Clinicians, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Senior ED Nurses, Children's Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

We are a forward thinking department with an emphasis on staff development, we have a team of Clinical Educators based in the department who deliver up to date training for all your learning needs via a range of departmental study days such as:
  • Triage process
  • Minor injury assessment & management
  • Resus training
  • Major trauma training
  • Acute paediatric care

There is access to CPD funding at University level along with trainee pathways into ENP and ACP roles, so there is always something new to learn and get involved in!

Plymouth is a vibrant university city by the sea, set on the border of Devon and Cornwall, with an active cultural scene and amazing quality of life. Dartmoor, the South Hams and South East Cornwall are all within living distance.

If you'd like to find out more about joining our team please contact:

Fiona Veale

01572 437659

For more information on the ED team, please click on the ED Advert attachment.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and delivering effective, quality nursing care in the speciality following a patient-centred model of practice and ensuring area of work runs smoothly and
  • To provide clinical expertise and work as part of a multidisciplinary
  • Supervision and direction of junior nursing staff, healthcare assistants and

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing and delivering a high standard of nursing care by initiating and co- ordinating the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. This includes all aspects of care from admission to
  • Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care as they
  • Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advise patients, family and others in health promotion
  • Engage/interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care, planning as outlined in the department
  • Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice, playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient-centred
  • Supervising, assessing and mentoring and supporting junior Registered Nurses and Health care professionals, including bank and agency staff in the clinical
  • Increasing the level of knowledge and skills within the Department/Directorate through sharing best practice and supporting others to develop their professional
  • Implementing and sharing good infection prevention and control
  • Undertake manual handling assessments and ensuring actions are
  • Day to day direct supervision of team of patients and

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Recent post registration demonstrable experience of working within an acute care environment
  • Understanding of general medical/surgical conditions
  • Full understanding of the Band 5 responsibilities and accountability


  • Demonstrable experience working within the Emergency Department setting
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a clinical area



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Diploma qualification


  • Relevant Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant mentorship course
  • ILS/PILS/TILS or equivalent

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Works effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good general health


  • Cannulation and venepuncture

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust





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