Band 5 Registered Nurse, Emergency Department - Newham University Hospital - London

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The Emergency Department at Newham University Hospital sees and treats about 150,000 patients per year with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including interesting medical pathology and conditions rarely encountered in other departments.

Job Purpose:

To provide the highest standard of individualised and holistic patient care, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. The post holder will work within the NMC Code, trust policies, guidance and procedures to ensure safe working practice of self and others. The successful candidate will join the team in delivering urgent and emergency nursing care to patient’s attending the Emergency Department. 


Main duties, responsibilities and results areas

  • Support the daily running of the Emergency Department.
  • Ensure that, at all times, the needs of the patient are paramount.
  • Support and encourage staff.
  • Highlight to other members of staff any issues or concerns around their working practices or care delivery.
  • Report problems around staffing levels, skill mix, adverse incidents, staff performance, and any other relevant issues to the senior nurse on duty / Matron, as appropriate, and in a timely manner.
  • Be aware of local and national standards and targets relating to the Emergency Department.
  • In the event of a complaint, respond in an appropriate and timely manner, in accordance with Trust guidelines.
  • In accordance with Trust guidelines, ensure the Health and Safety of staff, patients and the public are maintained. This includes taking responsibility for waste disposal, the working environment, infection control, fire procedures and moving and handling patients when you are in coordinating the shift.
  • At all times acts as a role model for other members of staff, including students and support staff.
  • Ensure Trust policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to at all times and by all members of staff.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge, theoretically and clinically, of issues and advances in nursing and in emergency care.
  • Administer medication in accordance with the Trust’s Policy.
  • Undertake clinical skills required for holistic patient care following appropriate training, namely: urethral catheterisation, venepuncture and IV access, wound care, including cleaning and suturing, administration of intravenous medication, airway management, including insertion of airway protection devices and use of suction equipment.
  • Recognition and emergency management of sick or seriously ill patients, namely: Airway, breathing and circulation assessment and remedying any immediate deficiencies in accordance with local guidance and training, recording and basic recognition of ECGs, taking immediate action to initiate further investigation or treatment, recording vital signs and taking immediate action on abnormal results, directing and supporting colleagues in emergency and urgent situations to prevent patient deterioration and assist in rapid recovery.


To be a successful candidate you must:

  • Be able to work within set time frames working to priorities and deadlines
  • Have a Minimum 6 months post qualification experience at time of application in an acute care setting
  • Have the ability to demonstrate use of basic IT systems
  • Have the ability to carry out essential nursing care and procedures
  • Have the ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively
  • Have the ability to priorities clinical work effectively
  • Ability to identify deteriorating patients


  • Understanding of own knowledge and skills
  • Ability to reflect on actions, carry out tasks of own job and identify what is needed to be able to do the current job better
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and maintains a record of them
  • Able to demonstrate a current knowledge of emerging health care issues

    Other Skills essential for this role:

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively across the department and within the directorate
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both a written and oral manner
  • Ability to treat everyone with whom s/he comes into contact with dignity and respect
  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by trust health and safety policies
  • Ability to recognise own limits and work within limits of competence
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet service requirements- shift patterns include internal rotation between day and night shifts

    Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous Emergency Department Experience
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify own learning needs
  • Ability to accurately record and report back on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Experience of equal opportunity policies and procedures
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services when asked
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement


Please apply directly to this advertisement, ensuring you attach an up to date CV with full contact details. A member of the recruitment team will contact you shortly to discuss the role in more detail.

If you do not attach a CV your application will automatically be rejected

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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