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Staff Nurse - Emergency Services (UCH)

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Services
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-NATMB54029-YV-RA-N
Site
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£26,554 - £34,495 per annum inclusive
Closing
21/09/2017 23:59

At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH and stay at UCLH because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So, why join UCLH…?

  • We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence
  • Our hospitals are in great central London locations
  • We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology
  • We have a wide range of career opportunities

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Advert Band 5 Emergency Service Division – UCLH Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Unit and Acute Medical Unit
At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our trust values. We value both our patients and our staff; you make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.
UCLH Emergency Services Division provides to emergency nursing and medical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ESD comprises the Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Unit and Acute Medical Unit.
Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well and education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. We provide extensive in-house training including IV cannulation, venepuncture, plastering, triage, paediatrics, trauma, majax, control, and restraint, ILS, dementia training and mental health teaching, depending on area of employment. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
The Emergency Department comprises Resuscitation, Majors, Paediatrics and an Urgent Treatment Centre. We provide excellent clinical services to treat a range of problems with which patients present, both emergency and non-emergency. Last year the department cared for over 140,000 patients, making it one of the busiest Emergency Departments in London. We performed above our peers, and were in the top quartile for The Emergency Department Family & Friends test. The division works closely with the wider Multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe holistic care.

The Emergency Assessment Unit is an adult inpatient area within the emergency floor. This unit is a 12 hour stay unit with a high turnover of emergency department patients and acute medical patients. This area also comprises the Ambulatory Care clinic which provides a consultant led service accessed by the Emergency Department, GP’s and other speciality teams.
The Acute Medical Unit is a 48-hour stay, 56-bedded unit caring for a variety of acutely unwell patients under different specialities. The excellent nursing team works closely with cardiology and acute geriatric teams and the multi-disciplinary team providing excellent care, treatment and timely discharges.

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join our dedicated Emergency Services nursing team. This is a particularly exciting time for our division, with the Emergency Department being mid-way through a £21.7 million re-development. The EAU has recently been completed under the scheme with UTC being next on the agenda, followed by Paediatrics. We will be able to provide a world class environment for emergency care, situated right in the centre of London.

Our team is enhanced by Clinical Practice Facilitators, Consultant nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Emergency Nurse Practitioners who are available to support you both clinically and professionally within the multi professional emergency services team.

The band 5 staff nurse role will be suited to multi skilled staff with specialist skills in acute and/or emergency care who will thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to manage a variety of patients within a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidates will have experience working within Emergency or Acute Services at band 5; they will be dynamic and forward thinking with a progressive approach to enhancing patient care and safety within urgent, emergency and acute care services. In addition to excellent clinical skills a good working knowledge of care pathways and the patient journey is required, as is priority focus on communication, safe discharge planning and safe patient transfer.

If you have a particular area of interest within the emergency division, please indicate this on your job application - rotational posts will be considered. If you are invited to interview and are successful, a decision on which area you will be offered employment, will be made depending on your skill set, experience and area of interest. We would love to invite you to join our dynamic Emergency Services nursing team and look forward to reading you application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Saskia Stephenson Senior Nurse Emergency Department saskia.stephenson@uclh.nhs.uk
Rebecca Jarman Senior Nurse Emergency Department rebecca.jarman@uclh.nhs.uk
Lisa Sadler Senior Nurse Acute Medical Unit/Emergency Assessment Unit lisa.sadler@uclh.nhs.uk
Deborah Williams Sister Emergency Assessment Unit deborah.williams@uclh.nhs.uk

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