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ED Open Day - Staff Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 - Staff Nurse

Emergency Department

Band 5 �28,407 - �34,581 Per annum, pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Are you an NMC registered nurse with more than 6 months experience? Are you up for a challenge where no working day is the same? Ever thought about working in the Emergency Department? Now is your opportunity to do so.

After having a business case approved to expand the team due to a fast-growing service, MKUH are hiring for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join their thriving ED department. You do not have to have experience within ED, you are still welcome to apply if you have experience within a mental health hospital, a community hospital or if you simply feel you have solid transferable skills. Your external knowledge will be extremely valuable to our team.

A staggering 94.2% of nurses and midwives feel the impact of their roles on patients, underlining their integral contribution to healthcare. - NHS Staff Survey 2023

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the ED team including our consultants and matrons as well as a chance to tour ED and view a simulation room. Additionally, you will have the chance to hear more about the daily duties of our ED nurses.

Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Time: 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm

Location: Academic Centre, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, MK6 5LD

Please be advised that we are not accepting CVs or holding interviews during the event. You will only be interviewed if you have email confirmation via Trac inviting you to book onto an interview slot.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard of effective, compassionate and professional nursing care within the framework of National, Hospital and departmental policies.
  • To work in conjunction with other staff as a member of the nursing team.
  • To comply with all hospital policies and to practice within NMC standards and guidelines.
  • To maintain standards of care within the Emergency Department.
  • To assist the senior team/operational team in achieving the Emergency Access targets.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff MKUH staff scored highest for I look forward to coming to work' - NHS Staff Survey 2023.

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To demonstrate continuous development of professional skills and knowledge.
  • To comply with all hospital policies and to practice within NMC standards and guidelines.
  • To contribute to the development of the Unit using research-based practice.
  • To main accurate and legible records of nursing care.
  • To support the Senior Sister in managing change within the Department.
  • To contribute to the wellbeing of the team by demonstrating leadership and support for colleagues.
  • To demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm and commitment.
  • To assist in maintaining the safety of the personnel within the department, the environment and equipment in line with health and safety regulations.
  • To maintain standards of care within the Emergency Department, which reflect the Departmental philosophy.
  • To ensure that patients and their relatives needs are met in a courteous, helpful, and compassionate way.

Management and Clinical
  • To be aware of the Trusts Nursing and Midwifery Strategy.
  • To assess, plan and implement care for allocated patients
  • To be competent at assessing range of facts or situations requiring comparison of a range of options.
  • To make judgements on problems requiring investigation and analysis, e.g. assessment of patient condition
  • To promote effective communication with patients, relatives, and members of the multi-disciplinary team:
    • To be competent in communication of complex, sensitive information.
    • To be aware of barriers to understanding and understand and utilise persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training skills when required.
    • Communicate sensitive, confidential information concerning patients/clients using empathy, persuasion, and reassurance.
    • Utilise alternative communication with those who have additional communication needs.
  • To liaise with other agencies and services as required.
  • To attend meetings to represent the Unit as required.
  • To act as a Link Nurse with other areas.
  • To deal with complaints in the absence of the Nurse in charge.

  • To participate in ensuring that the departments environment is conducive to teaching and learning.
  • To act as mentor/assessor to student nurses and adaptation students.
  • To act as a good role model for all members of the ED team.
  • To undertake in service training programmes and attend all mandatory training sessions required by the Trust.
  • To extend scope of practice in accordance with hospital policy to meet with needs of the Unit.
  • To assist in the orientation/induction of new staff and to act as preceptor as required.
  • To participate with audit and clinical governance issues within the department.

Clinical Governance

Participates in the Trusts clinical Governance activities ensuring that all the elements are embraced within ones own practice and that of the clinical area.

Equality and Diversity
  • Act in a way that promotes equality and diversity in relation to Trust policy and procedure and legislation.
  • To ensure that equality and diversity issues are recognised, addressed in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Nurse
  • Professional/clinical knowledge acquired through training to degree/diploma level


  • ILS



  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, using own initiative and judgment.


  • Knowledge of current ED/Nursing issues.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Team Leader in the absence of senior manager.
  • Awareness of Emergency Access targets



  • Motivational Skills.
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Professional Approach.
  • IT Skills.
  • Flexible.
  • Cannulation/venepuncture.


  • Diplomacy

Personal and people development


  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Mentorship Course or willing to undertake Course.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Numerate/literate.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations.
  • To be proactive
  • Autonomous working as required.


  • To provide clinical leadership and support to other members of the team.

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


A& E Nursing (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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