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Job summary

Main area
Acute Emergency Medicine
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
197-AEM4307-JAN22
Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum plus HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/01/2022 23:59

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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse - Clinical Decision Unit

Band 5

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.

With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The Trust has 7,000 staff and, in 2020, won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. The Trust was also a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards for this programme, which has succeeded in reducing vacancy rates from a high of 17.5% in 2018 to 8.1% at the time of writing. In addition, the Trust’s staff retention is now in the top five in London, with 89% of staff staying at the organisation, against a median of 81% for peer organisations.

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital we see Emergency Care as a specialty for nurses in which they can play a major contribution to patient care. We are currently expanding our specialist workforce to meet the modernisation programme that will see the Emergency Department grow.

The Clinical Decision unit is a 12 bedded 6 chair area for inpatients on the emergency pathway. The Clinical Decision Unit provides high quality patient care to assess a patient’s medical condition, organise appropriate tests and further management to determine their need for inpatient admission.

In order to provide the highest quality of care for our patients we welcome nurses who are honest, reliable, a good team player as well as really caring about the contribution they make to not only patient care but also to their own personal and professional development, working environment and colleagues.

As we have strong links with local Universities an amazing benefit to joing the team is that we are committed to delivering work-based educational initiatives.  We offer a band 5 development programme which includes in house accredited Foundations of Emergency Nursing Course. 

If you would love to be part of a fun, supportive team then please apply today.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RGN
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma/Degree
  • ALS
  • ED course
  • Mentorship course
  • Trauma Course

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Acute nursing experience within 12 months either as a Registered Nurse or Student Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Acute surgical, medical ED experience within the last 12 months as a qualified nurse or student nurse

Skills/Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and widen theoretical knowledge
  • Understanding of the care needs of the family
  • Interest in developing teaching skills
  • Team work
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise care
  • Role and responsibility of the registered nurse in acute clinical environment
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills, formally and informally
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Murphy: Matron, Emergency Department
020 8836 4356

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