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Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 £28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Having undertaken additional approved training and assessment as part of the role, the post holder will work as part of the assessment and treatment team as a Band 5 Nurse working within Trust guidelines and local policies and protocols for the best outcome of nursing care.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of Directorate policy and nursing strategy and Band 5 Nurse competencies
  • To act as resource and facilitator to educate and train other healthcare professionals as required.
  • Will contribute positively to the development of the Urgent Treatment and Minor Injuries Service process under the leadership and guidance of the UTC/MIU Lead Practitioners and UTC/MIU Modern Matron.

Applicants who do not have the relevant experience and competencies will be trained to obtain relevant qualifications or competencies as required

***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

  • To meet the health care needs of the public in respect of the treatment of minor illness and injury, of which the UHP Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) and Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) treat in excess of 35,000 patients with classified minor injuries per annum.
  • Required to work independently to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients attending the Minor Injuries Unit, whose conditions fall within an identified range of competencies.
  • Provides education and supervision.
  • To provide medication for patients under Patient Group Directives and according to Trust Policy.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of National/trust and departmental standards.
  • To promote evidence-based care, which incorporates objectives set in documents, such as National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines.

To contribute towards development of the practitioner service and extended scope of practice to other areas.

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

  • Works as a nurse, utilising specialist knowledge and decision-making skills and promoting clinical excellence and ensure an optimum standard of nursing care is delivered from admission to discharge in a timely manner.
  • To carry out safe effective triage and clinical assessment within the Band 5 competencies.
  • To promote, maintain and monitor the best possible standards of care within the resources available, works in line with Trust and Department policies and within the framework of their governing bodys Professional Code of Conduct.
  • To administer medicines under Patient Group Directives in line with trust policy.
  • To request and interpret appropriate laboratory tests as required as part of ongoing patient care.
  • Identifies and manages child protection issues and raises awareness with medical and nursing staff.
  • Identifies and manages issues related to mental health and vulnerable adults, raising awareness with medical, AHP and nursing staff.
  • Work in areas subjected to frequent highly unpleasant conditions such as odours/body fluids and patients showing aggression.
  • Liaises with appropriate agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure ongoing care is managed for at risk patients on leaving the emergency department and/or hospital.
  • To undertake the use of moderate physical effort in controlled restraint of patients undergoing procedures with learning disabilities, the manoeuvring of patients in confined spaces and patients presenting with decreased level of consciousness due to trauma, drugs, alcohol.
  • To work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team both within the department and beyond to ensure care is delivered to the patient both effectively and efficiently.
  • To refer concerns to the practitioners and unit management team.
  • To update other staff appropriately on clinical conditions of patients and maintain accurate documentation and computer records for patients in the department and on discharge.
  • Provide written, as well as verbal specialist advice in relation to the care of patients on discharge home from the UTC/MIUs.
  • To provide health promotion advice to patients and their families/carers to support the maintenance of their health and well-being.
  • To act as a mentor and resource for more junior colleagues, supporting and assisting them to provide care of the highest quality.
  • To supervise the maintenance of accurate, legally acceptable records, both in written format and on the departmental computer system
  • To ensure patient confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

  • For further details please see the attached JD.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge & Experience


    • oDemonstrable experience in acute care setting.
    • oCurrent proven knowledge of nursing and emergency care issues, NHS reforms and NSF's


    • oDemonstrable experience/competency in form of professional portfolio.
    • oProven evidence of radiology training.
    • oDemonstrable experience within the Emergency department / MIU setting.



    • oCurrent qualification with their Professional Governing Body.
    • oDegree/evidence of relevant demonstrable experience.
    • oProven evidence of continued recent academic and clinical development


    • oRSCN
    • oALS provider course
    • o ILS /PILs



    • oCommunication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
    • oTeaching and mentoring skills.
    • oAbility to prioritise own workload.


    • oGood organisation skills, management and team building skills.
    • oAbility to facilitate change within work area
    • oLeadership and management skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


    Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust

    Derriford Hospital


    PL6 8DH

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