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Staff Nurse - SDEC

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse in the Same Day Emergency Care department.

We support training and education and encourage those with interest or experience in emergency care to apply.

We expect our Healthcare Professionals to be compassionate and communicative to our patients and their families in the challenges of the emergency setting, and to contribute to developing our service and emergency care pathways.

If this opportunity appeals to you we would love to receive your application!

This vacancy is for Registered Nurses with full NMC registration in the UK. If you are an internationally trained nurse that has not passed their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) you will not be considered for this role and will be automatically rejected, so please do not apply.

However we do support Internationally Trained Nurses with their OSCE through the Norfolk and Waveney Recruitment Hub Please note that we adhere to the NHS Code of Practice and cannot recruit from 'red list countries'

If you are a new registrant, we look forward to welcoming you onto the RCN accredited Preceptorship Academy at the QEH. This programme offers a supportive development transition into your new role as a registered member of the team. If you would like further information, please email the team

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure nursing practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and any specific competencies for the role are completed.
  • To have successfully completed the Trust's preceptorship programme (applicable only to newly qualified and return to practice Registered Nurses).
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care and escalate any clinical concerns to a senior nurse as required.
  • Carry out the daily personal individualised care of patients
  • Maintain accurate records.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is West Norfolk has a superb unspoilt coastline with pretty villages, all with their own individual charm. The medieval port of King's Lynn has some very interesting architecture.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist and general acute services to around 331,000 people across West and North Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers and approximately 500 beds on a single site. Some specialist services and clinics are provided in community facilities, such as the North Cambridgeshire hospital in Wisbech. We work in partnership with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services.

In February 2022 the QEH the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected, and recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

We are delighted to have been added to the New Hospital Programme - and we look forward to bringing a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to King's Lynn and West Norfolk which is nothing less than our patients, local communities and staff deserve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Registration


  • Registered Nurse with the NMC (UK)
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification



  • Relevant experience of looking after patients in a healthcare environment


  • Risk Management experience
  • Clinical Governance experience
  • Infection Prevention and Control experience
  • Relevant Post-Registration clinical experience

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to remain confident and calm when working under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use IT to support clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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