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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2021.

Staff Nurse Emergency Services

Job Reference: 216-HB-M4243

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
216 121225 Paediatric ED
£25,655 to £31,534 per annum

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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Applications are invited for Band 5 RSCN Staff Nurse to join the current Emergency Department team. 

We are offering an excellent opportunity for a RSCN nurse to develop their skills in an ever-changing environment. We need you to be dynamic, motivated team players and possess excellent verbal and written, communication / people skills. The successful candidates will be expected to deliver high quality care to children and adults, with support within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team.

The Emergency department is the trauma centre for the South West. We see approximately 90,000 patients a year, from both rural and urban environments, with a broad case mix and we pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive department. We receive excellent feedback from trainees and students. We want to continue to build this reputation, along with our reputation for providing high quality clinical care at the cutting edge of our speciality. We are looking for applicants who will contribute towards this, and who will help us drive the development of modern emergency care in our local health community.

You will be supported by an experienced inter-professional team which includes nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. We work closely with the paediatric areas of the Trust (including CAU, Paediatric Day case theatres and HDU etc.) and Bristol Children’s Hospital.

As a band 5 RSCN nurse in the department you will predominately work in the paediatric and resuscitation areas of the ED but will be expected to work in all areas of the department as required with support as necessary. This is an internal rotation post; shifts include long days (07:30-20:00) Twilights (14:00-02:00) and nights (19:45-08:15), and shifts may change as the service develops. This is an exciting time for the department and a time for us to invest in change in order to deliver a top class service.

If you are interested in applying for this post and would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Senior Sister Charlotte Durrant Tel: 01752 439923 or email

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***


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