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Registered Nurse - Same Day Admission Unit

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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The Same Day Admission Unit (SDAU) is a dedicated department which admits and prepares adult patients for elective surgery. Our patients attend our unit for their admission, and after their surgery they are then transferred to an inpatient ward for their recovery and discharge. On average we admit up to 150 patients a week! Our teams works closely with other departments in the Trust, including Preoperative Assessment, Surgical Specialty teams, Anaesthetics, Theatre complex and more.

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse to join our small but busy team. We will support the post holder to undertake any additional training available to support the Trust's progression planning.

Interview Date: 31st July 2024

Main duties of the job

A typical day in the role of Registered Nurse in SDAU comprises working in partnership with the multidisciplinary team, being able to communicate with theatres, bed managers, patients' relatives and other supporting services during their admission. We care for a variety of patients with a variety of needs.

The patients we admit into our unit are often having major surgery, with life-changing outcomes, and it is our role to make sure they are adequately prepared. This includes any preoperative tests such as observations, blood monitoring, pregnancy test and urinalysis. Other enhanced skills include venepuncture and ECG.

We support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.
  • Our working hours are Monday to Friday, from 06:30am to 17:00, currently not including bank holiday or weekends
  • We offer additional training for clinical skills, with the support of our Clinical Educator.
  • Every day is different! We look after a variety of specialties, from Plastic, Orthopaedic, General, Vascular, Urology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and more.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To have successfully completed the Trusts preceptorship programme.
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care without supervision.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.
  • Maintain accurate records of all care given.
  • Update patient administration systems e.g. PAS to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To effectively use information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic), whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team. To manage the ward/department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • To take responsibility for bed management in the absence of a more senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area
  • Time management skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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