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Registered Nurse - EAU4

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
EAU4 at Torbay Hospital are looking for highly motivated, innovative and experienced nurse to join our dynamic team. EAU4 is a short stay medical unit that supports the medical take.

Working on the unit is both exciting and challenging. We work closely with the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit, caring for a diverse group of acutely unwell medical patients, with Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Chronic health conditions. Staff are also exposed to managing patients with a higher acuity within the unit.

If you are passionate about providing high quality individualised patient care, enthusiastic about supporting patients' rehabilitation and increasing their independence and quality of life we would like to hear from you.

Full and part-time hours available.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of a team on the unit as a Staff Nurse to ensure seamless delivery of service
  • To participate in the assessment of care needs of the clients and the development, implementation and evaluation of care, promoting high standards, demonstrating a compassionate nature and promoting patient dignity
  • To participate as a skilled member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To work as part of the Urgenct Care team, promoting good interdepartmental relationships
  • To act as clinical advisor on nursing issues to ensure high standards of care are maintained, utilising evidence-based practice
  • To participate in direct care and facilitate sound discharge planning

About us

Why Work With Us
  • To ensure all Trust procedures and policies are strictly adhered to ensuring patients and staff welfare is paramount
  • To assist in the continuous improvement of the quality of care for patients and their families through the implementation of clinical governance activities, ensuring:
  • Clinically effective and research based practices are implemented.
  • Audits are undertaken and actions taken to make improvements
  • Clinical and non-clinical risks are identified and managed
  • Patients are given opportunity to give feedback on their experiences, are involved in planning and monitoring services and are provided with information
  • Information is used effectively to improve processes and practices
  • To assist in monitoring standards within the department, to include: generic standards of care and infection control. Instigating any changes to make improvements as necessary
  • To ensure the health and safety of patients, families and colleagues at all times

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure high standards of care are given in relation to agreed standards, policies and procedures of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • To participate in teaching and facilitating a learning environment to ensure all staff on the ward have the skills/knowledge and support
  • To be proactive with transfers and discharges, ensuring they are safe and discharge is at the earliest opportunity
  • To ensure Junior staff are aware of agreed standards of practice and participate in pursuing agreed ward objectives
  • To assist in ensuring new nursing procedures, research and initiatives are evaluated, and where appropriate incorporated into clinical practice
  • To participate in the MDT and ensure necessary discharge documentation is completed in a timely manner
  • To store and administer prescribed drugs safely in line with legal and Trust requirements
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients problems producing a written plan of care as required
  • To report, document and evaluate accidents and unit incidents via Datix reporting, informing manager and updating health and safety register as appropriate
  • To participate in development of clinical supervision within the unit
  • To participate in educating staff and to be an NMC Assessor for student nurses
  • To autonomously request/carry out clinical investigations to aid and confirm the diagnosis, liaise with medical colleagues to ensure deviations from expected clinical findings are monitored/reviewed. To include:
    • phlebotomy
    • male/female catheterisation
    • cannulation
    • ECG recording
    • Arterial blood gas monitoring & interpretation of blood gasses
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues from other disciplines both within and outside the trust
  • To be instrumental in influencing policies and procedures locally and trust wide

Person Specification



  • NMC pin


  • Acute nursing experience of 1 year
  • 1 year post graduation

Qualifications & Training


  • Proven relevant experience at Band 5
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Urgent Care knowledge and experience
  • Post graduate diploma level education or equivilant

Knowledge & Experience


  • Safe and competent practitioner aware of own limitations and needs
  • Experienced in giving IV medications
  • IT skills to include data entry, Microsoft word etc

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust



Torbay Hospital Lawes Bridge



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