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Staff Nurse - ED

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inc
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated band 5 nurses to join our Emergency Department at Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone which is currently being rejuvenated to meet the demands of our local community. If you're looking for your next role and an opportunity to work within a fast paced, dynamic environment as part of an experienced, committed team then we'd be pleased to hear from you.The Adult Emergency Department at Whipps Cross Hospital is currently undergoing an exciting period of change which is reflected in the management of patients and the opportunities available to staff for personal and professional growth and development.This process of change requires new and exciting perspectives in relation to Emergency Care, and would provide an excellent challenge for those looking to develop further and be part of process change on a large scale, where your experience and input are valued and encouraged. We offer a structured orientation program and on-going supportive mentorship to ensure you quickly progress and develop the skills required to work in an acute setting whilst gaining experience in the management of patients with a diverse range of presenting complex medical / surgical pathologies.

Main duties of the job

The job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse / Registered Children's Nurse


  • Prep for Mentorship course or equivalent



  • Acute post qualification experience


  • Policy



  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new skills, including technology
  • Can show a non -judgmental approach to patient care
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessment undertaken and risk identified.
  • Can demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging health care issues
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
  • Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines


  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively
  • Ability to carry out essential and appropriate nursing care and procedures
  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own work

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • Ability to self reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge


  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests



  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral


  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate

Specific requirements


  • Ability to treat everyone with whom s/he comes into contact with dignity and respect
  • Can prove a basic computer literacy in Windows and IT systems
  • Ability to store data/ information safely and correctly
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements


  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked
  • Experience of Equal Opportunity polices and procedures
  • Ability to identify and take action when own or other's undermines equality and diversity

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital


E11 1NR

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