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Bank A&E Nurse Band 6

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£27.18 an hour Hourly Paid
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Part Time
Here at The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust we are passionate about delivering the highest quality care to all our patients. In order to help us achieve this, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed band 6 A& E registered nurses to join our temporary staffing bank.

As a trust bank A& E nurse you will be able to choose a flexible working pattern to suit your work life balance in either of our two emergency departments working as part of a committed multidisciplinary team.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust with some of the best clinical outcomes in the country.

Main duties of the job

Working shifts as a bank registered A& E nurse across either of our two emergency departments as part of the multidisciplinary team, to deliver the highest quality care to our patients, in line with our trust values.

As an accountable registered A& E nurse you will be responsible for delivering excellent care to patients attending the emergency department, providing assessment and total patient care in a fast paced environment.

Clinical duties, include acute medical and surgical assessment, managing deteriorating patients, supporting patients with mental health needs, working across all areas of the department including majors, minors, resuscitation, triage, utilising your assessment skills, phlebotomy and cannulation, recording ECG and cardiac monitoring.

You will also be required to provide guidance and support to junior staff.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We offer a variety of bank shifts both days, nights and weekends across all our sites with competitive hourly rates. Our long day and night shift are paid at 11.5 hours.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care with the multidisciplinary team and patients families.

He / She is designated to take charge of the Department in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.

He/she is expected to supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff.

As part of the Accident and Emergency Nursing Team, in the event of a major incident being declared, it is expected that the post holder will support and respond as requested by the department.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the governments proposals for new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legislation. This means that full COVID19 vaccination will be a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from1 April 2022unless exempt. This also means that by3 February 2022all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. We expect the need to be vaccinatedto apply tothe vast majority ofroles, although this may not be a requirement in some limited, exceptional circumstances. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status (or a legitimate exemption from these requirements) as a condition of your employment.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • 1st / 2nd level registration
  • Intensive Care Course


  • Mentorship course



  • 18 months post registration experience
  • 12 months recent ITU experience
  • 6 months experience at Band 6
  • Experience in mentoring junior staff/students

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage work load
  • Basic counselling skills - ability to understand the needs of the bereaved
  • Able to act as a mentor to junior staff
  • Evidence of self development

Personal Attributes


  • A mature and professional attitude / enthusiastic and positive



  • Able to work internal rotation to night duty

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital



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