Job overview

New Career in Emergency Nursing?

We are excited to announce there is an opportunity for Registered Nurses 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 Registered Nurses; who have completed their preceptorship. Experience in A&E is desirable but not essential. Our nurses should be 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

Main duties include:

  • The post holder will practice within a team of nursing staff, and have responsibility for a group of patients, assessing, prioritising, planning, implementing and evaluating their care needs.
  • You will deliver a high standard of individualised nursing care based on current sound research/evidence, you will not require direct supervision, and at times will co-ordinate an area, while teaching and supervising junior qualified and unqualified staff.
  • You will join a forward thinking multi-disciplinary team dedicated to delivering high standards of care in a diverse community. Applicants must enjoy a fast pace acute environment as well as having a keen interest in delivering excellence in holistic care. 
  • Working for our organisation

    Homerton University Hospital 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 / Qualification

    Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post Registration experience
  • Skills/ Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • The ability to effectively function as part of a multi-disciplinary team in an A/E setting.
  • The ability to initially assess patients; develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care.
  • The ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in accordance with NMC Code
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Nursing in an Emergency Department or experience within a acute setting
  • Desirable criteria

  • Emergency Department experience
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • NMC Code
  • Confidentiality issues
  • A level of nursing knowledge consistent with the standard required for registration.
  • Other Requirements

    Essential criteria

  • Able to work flexibly to meet the service needs
  • Ability to be punctual and efficiently manage time.
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding and demonstration of the 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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