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Staff Nurse - Emergency Department (Adult)

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Department
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Internal rotation through day and night shifts)
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Croydon University Hospital
£31,163 - £37,875 pa inc HCAS
Salary period
02/10/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

                                                 Staff Nurse - ED (Adult)

Could you be a Croydon Nurse in our Emergency Department?  Croydon Health Services has one of the busiest ED in London, seeing 140,000 patients each year. We offer a nursing experience that is both challenging and rewarding.

Our nurses and doctors have designed a bigger and better emergency care facility for thousands of people living in London’s largest borough. We have 28 adult Major Treatment cubicles, a dedicated eight cubicle Children’s ED, a Resuscitation Room with six adult and two paediatric cubicles and an Urgent Treatment Centre.

Croydon Nurses receive ongoing support development in their role, including guidance from Practice Development Nurses. 

Joining our team as a Staff Nurse will give you access to a range of training opportunities and within one year of joining the Trust you will be offered the following courses:

  • Immediate Life Support
  • Resuscitation Skills (inc Non-Invasive Ventilation)
  • Manchester Triage
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Traumatic Wound Closure
  • Nurse Requested X-Ray (IRMER)
  • Trauma Intermediate Life Support
  • A university accredited module relevant to Emergency Nursing

To join our friendly  team you will need to be an enthusiastic, energetic, proactive nurse committed to your professional development. We are looking for nurses with demonstrable post-reg experience, to bring their skills to our growing team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder has responsibility for the provision of competent professional nursing care, to meet with individual needs of the designated patient population. The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of such care to adults with acute health needs, communicate efficiently with the multidisciplinary team, participating in teaching and education programmes for staff and patients.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:

• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Post-registration experience
  • Acute nursing experience within last 12 months
Desirable criteria
  • Module relevant to area of practice
  • BSc in Nursing or working towards
  • Mentorship module or equivalent

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Undertaking oral drug round
  • Use of equipment for blood pressure monitoring / oxygen saturation
  • IV therapy / Drug Administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannualtion
  • Use of Infusion Pumps
  • Practical recording of ECG
  • Knowledge of IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical supervision/reflective practice
  • Teaching experience

Knowledge and understanding

Essential criteria
  • Works effectively in teams including multi disciplinary teams
  • Commitment to own continuing professional development supporting the learners and development of others
  • Is knowledgeable about the hospital and the local care community and its services
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills formally and informally
  • Budgetary management

Attitude and behaviour

Essential criteria
  • Motivates others
  • Proactive in making decisions
  • Responsive and flexible
  • Internal rotation through day and night shifts
Desirable criteria
  • Develops and empowers staff
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrates resilience and persistence
  • Works across professional, team and organisational boundaries

Other factors

Essential criteria
  • To work in other areas of the department and Trust as required

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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

Charles Morvan
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