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Staff Nurse - Frailty SDEC - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Elderly care nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an adult nurse to join our new Frailty Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit at Lincoln hospital .

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our Frailty SDEC team.

The successful candidates will be responsible for maintaining their own competency using the principles of nursing practice to deliver evidence based care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a caring, motivated and enthusiastic individual. As the Registered Nurse you will play a pivotal role in the Frailty SDEC unit to help us to develop a proactive dynamic unit to delivery same day emergency care to frail older adults

The successful candidate needs to be flexible and able to work autonomously but also should be able to work effectively within a small team. You will support the day to day running of the unit ensuring patients are supported and put central to all we do.

This will be a 7 day a week service with eventual planned opening between 08:00 - 20:00
  • Take responsibility for the assessing, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care
  • Support colleagues in care provision
  • To work with the professional scope of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct
  • Co-ordinates and negotiates with the MDT
  • Demonstrate ability to co-ordinate unit and maintain 'patient flow'

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1


  • Evidence of post qualification education / training

Previous Experience


  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload in a dynamic setting
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting


  • Able to work in conjunction with MDT
  • Experience in Frailty
  • One year post registration experience in urgent and emergency care

Evidence of particular knowledge, skills, aptitudes


  • Awareness and knowledge of the dignity in care agenda
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework


  • Cannulation
  • Venepucture
  • ECG recording competence
  • Male Catheterisation

Specific Requirements


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Able to travel to work on other hospital sites when required
  • Safeguarding awareness


  • An insight into working on SDEC involves

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln Hospital

Greetwell Road



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