Job overview

Career in Emergency Nursing?

We are excited to announce there is an opportunity for Nurse Associates to join our OUTSTANDING Emergency Department in the heart of East London.

You will be joining a team that is one of the highest performing Emergency departments in the UK, that achieves consistently good clinical engagement, patient flow and has an OUTSTANDING rating at CQC.

We are looking for Nurse Associates to work as part of the nursing team to provide high quality Emergency care for patients. Our nurses should be safe, competent and confident in performing a wide variety of activities indirectly supervised by a registered nurse. We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated nurses who possess excellent communication skills and enjoy a challenge.

You will be supported by a dedicated team of practice development nurses, senior nurses and a strong education ethos. We will deliver a key career pathway and emergency nursing specialty training in order to give you grounding in your career.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will practice under indirect supervision in all areas within the Emergency Department. Following a period of development and assessment, contribute to the assessment, planning and implementation of individual care for assigned patients ensuring safe practice and maintaining high standards of care. 

Working for our organisation

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Nurse Associate and registered with NMC
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of further training
  • Skills and abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • IT skills appropriate to role
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of working within a health care setting
  • Can care for a group of patients under indirect supervision
  • Desirable criteria

  • Recent clinical experience in an acute setting
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understand the role of the nurse associate in the context of team and organisation
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrates understanding of Trust Values
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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