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Staff Nurse - AECU

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Registered Nurses to join our enthusiastic and motivated Emergency Departmentbased at Colchester Hospital.

Are you passionate about working within Emergency Medicine? Do you like a challenge that is both rewarding and exciting? If so, working within our new Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) is the place for you!

AECU has been open for nine months as a trial but following its success we are now looking to build and grow our new substantive team. AECU was designed to help stream patients out of the Emergency Department who needed same day care but not in this environment. The unit is contusive to caring for patients who present as stable with the intention of being discharged after assessment and treatment. There can be a small conversion rate of patients that need to be admitted so flexibility is key. Although the unit does not have an official target time to discharge patients by, we aim to see all our patients in a timely manner to provide the best possible standard of care. The successful candidates must have an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of care while displaying excellent customer service attributes.

As we are building a new team to help give AECU its identity we will be looking for individuals with excellent problem solving skills, leadership qualities and evidence of team working to support growing a new team.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality, individualised nursing care to patients and their parents/carers through working as an effective member of the inter-disciplinary team.

To ensure flow from ED through to AECU by liaising with the Front Door Assessment Team

To assess and triage patients ensuring those who require care first, receive it and to move the patients through their journey in the AECU and AMSDEC

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development


  • oRecognised trauma course (ED only)
  • oRelevant teaching and mentoring qualification



  • Awareness and understanding of current Government/Trust initiatives/NMC Code of Conduct
  • Good knowledge of infection control procedures/initiatives


  • Competence in ED specific skills, e.g. triage, plastering



  • oProven NHS experience
  • oExperience of delivering evidence based practice
  • oTeam / people management


  • oExperience in emergency care
  • oExperience of ward co-ordination
  • oExperience of looking after acutely and critically unwell patients

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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