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Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is your chance to be part of an amazing nursing team - where patient care is at the centre of everything we do. Do you want to make a difference to each patient's experience of the NHS as they proceed through their journey? TheSame Day Medical Assessment unitat the Royal Cornwall Hospital is recruiting now and we want you!

The Same Day Medical Assessment unit provides emergency medical care for patients on the same day as well as those patients who are requiring admission under the expert care of our admitting emergency medical physicians within our trust. We require nurses who have care, compassion and courage at the core of their nursing vision. We are an exciting unit going through a period of significant change and exciting development with investment in our nursing template as well as additional medical, therapies and pharmacy cover to ensure we provide our patients with a true multi-disciplined team that can support our patients in their health needs.

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours per week. However, part-time hours would also be considered.

Main duties of the job

It is not essential to have worked withinemergency medicineto apply for this position as we would welcome all Registered Nurses as we are committed to going the extra mile for you, as you would for our patients. We work together to create a positive team spirit, recognising achievements and celebrating success. We know that happy patients start with happy staff.

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse or Clinical Matron.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification or Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification



  • A minimum of six moths experience in an acute trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


  • Experience within the speciality



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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