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Registered Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
We are recruiting for our new purpose built Acute Medical Unit. We would like to extend this exciting offer and invite you to join our existing dynamic expert nursing team.

This challenging fast pace unit sees a combination of directly referred medically expected patients and those referred from our emergency department. The aim is to provide the same day emergency care inclusive of rapid diagnostic and direct medical review with the aim of facilitating discharge that day or transferred to a short stay unit.

We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communication and commitment who can work a mixture of shifts across a 7 day Rota. If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Hayley Chamberlain, see details below.

Rotational post are available between AMU and the Emergency Department

Our busy unit is looking for an experienced, motivated and forward thinking nurse who is keen to embrace the challenge acute assessment nursing brings.

You will need proven ability at staff nurse level in acute medicine and up to date knowledge, excellent communication skills and team working abilities.

The ideal candidate would possess good time management skills and enjoy working within a busy environment as the unit has a high demand of admissions and discharges.

Main duties of the job

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 patient dignity.

To participate as a skilled member of the multi-disciplinary team

To work as part of the Urgent Care team, promoting good interdepartmental relationships.

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 assist in ensuring new nursing procedures, research and initiatives are evaluated, and where appropriate incorporated into clinical practice

To store and administer prescribed drugs safely in line with legal and Trust requirements.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient's 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 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 catheterization
  • Cannulation and venepuncture
  • ECG recording
  • Arterial blood gas monitoring & interpretation of blood gasses

About us

AMU is a medical unit that has a high demand of admissions and discharges. We have medical referrals from GP's, Paramedic crews, speciality teams and A& E. Working on the unit is both exciting and challenging and we work closely with all MDT

The unit admits patients under medicine via GP referrals, Paramedic referrals, different specialty referrals and Medical referrals from A& E.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To keep up to date with clinical, professional, managerial developments and relevant NHS initiatives
  • To maintain and improve specialist knowledge and expertise in current developments and future trends in relation to nursing practice and management
  • To maintain current registration with the NMC and comply with standards set by them
  • Demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice ensuring personal professional development. Maintain an awareness of research findings and developments in professional practice as required in accordance with prep.
  • Give intravenous medication
  • Undertake clinical packages for unit, venepuncture, cannulation, ECG monitoring etc
  • Provide support and advice to clients and relatives when faced with distressing situations

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification

Knowledge and experience


  • oSafe and competent practitioner aware of own limitations and needs
  • oExperienced in giving IV medications
  • oIT skills to include data entry, Microsoft word etc


  • oHave co-ordinated previous team
  • oHave interest in stepping up to co-ordinate the shift



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Pin Number
  • Proven relevant experience at Band 5
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Urgent care knowledge and experience

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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