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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2020.

Staff Nurses - A&E - Band 5

Job Reference: 323-DBE1626

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Services
Chertsey, Surrey
£25,425 to £31,618 pa (inc HCAS)



Emergency Department (Adult)

Join our Nursing Team – Together We Care

It’s an exciting time to be a nurse at Ashford & St Peter’s as the Emergency department will soon be undergoing some exciting renovations with a bigger and better urgent care centre, and a restructuring of the main department to improve the streamlining of patient care. The Trust’s vision is being able to provide an outstanding experience and the best outcome for both patients and the team. We believe in providing safe, high quality and effective care to all our patients, with award-winning nurses at the heart of our services.

The Adult ED is divided into 6 sections:
•PIT stop (Ambulance receiving)
•Urgent Care Centre – for minor injuries and illness with a 7 day Emergency Nurse Practitioner Service
•Trolleys / Low dependency
•Majors / High dependency
•Resuscitation – a 4 bedded area with dedicated stroke, cardiac, trauma and paediatric bays
•Same Day Emergency Care & Clinical Decisions Unit – for patients requiring more than 4 hours observation, but not requiring hospital admission

We have a dedicated Trauma Team and close ties with St. George’s Major Trauma Centre and Neurosurgical Services.

Our aim is to provide excellence in clinical care in a safe environment and we strive to continuously develop the service we provide. We ensure that care is provided in an evidence-based manner and we are strongly committed to clinical governance and quality improvement.

Our Emergency Department (ED) is the biggest and busiest department in Surrey operating a 24 hour service; however the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and reception staff along with our other multi-disciplinary colleagues always strive to do the best for our patients and to support each other.

All staff are positively encouraged to undertake continuing education and mandatory training sessions. We have a Clinical Practice Development Nurse, whose role is to lead and facilitate the education and training of the nursing team in all our areas, with strong links to the University of Surrey and Brighton University.

All new staff will be allocated a mentor and a personalised orientation programme is developed between the individual staff member and their mentor, with a minimum 4 week supernumerary period following the 5 day Trust Induction.

We are keen to hear from experienced nurses, newly qualified nurses looking for their first post upon qualifying and nurses looking for their first NHS hospital experience.

We offer flexible working including days, nights and twilight shifts.

For further information please e-mail Matrons and

To find out more about the ED team, please see the Link to Join our ED Team to right of this advert.

Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.


Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).

This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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