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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Emergency Department
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Substantive or fixed term contract/secondment
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full/Part time posts with rotation onto nights)
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 Per annum, pro rata
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital would like to welcome you to join us in our incredible, growing Emergency Department as a Registered Nurse!

It's an exciting time to join our amazing team in the Emergency Department as we continue to progress towards recognition as a Major Trauma Centre. Already the busiest ED in the East of England, NNUH sees in excess of 120,000 new patients each year. 

With an experienced and established education team dedicated to ED we continue the process of developing new effective ways of working. Your role will be to support and work within the team to achieve high quality and compassionate care for our patients.

Hours of work:

We are offering full / Part time posts with rotation onto nights.

For further information please contact:  Johnny Wells –

**If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.**

Advert open: 15th March 2023

Advert closed: 29th March 2023 

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Joining as a registered nurse in ED you will benefit from a structured development plan and further educational opportunities.

We are looking for experienced Registered Nurses who are confident and capable of providing excellent patient focused care whilst working in the fast paced and high-pressure environment you’d expect to find in the emergency department of one of the largest acute trusts in the UK.   

The team in ED work with a variety of roles ranging from managing the Major Trauma Patient to minor injuries and illness as well as dedicated roles for Nurses in Resus. We are keen to promote development pathways for all staff including supporting and encouraging Registered nurses to pursue development to Emergency Nurse Practitioner, and Advanced Care Practitioner. 

If you feel you have the skills and experience as a registered nurse to add to our team in ED send in your application today!



Working for our organisation

This is an excellent opportunity to play a role in the realisation of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals’ vision of: ‘to provide every patient with care we want for those we love the most’.

This role offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and highly skilled Team as we look forward to the future development of the ED. In the Emergency Department you will have the benefit of working with experienced, supportive dedicated clinical education team who will help you progress and develop your career as part of our ambitious and growing hospital.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Overview of Essential Responsibilities:


  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To successfully complete the Trust’s preceptorship programme and Royal College of Nursing Competency Standards for Emergency Nurses
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.

Management and Leadership:

  • To manage the Emergency Department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.

Educational Responsibilities:

  • To complete the mentorship preparation programme or equivalent, act as a mentor and provide supervision to junior staff and other learners.
  • To provide induction for new staff.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuous Professional Development in line with Trust Policy, local requirements and professional bodies.
  • Ensure own practice is up to date and evidence-based and demonstrate an awareness of current, relevant research.

Specific Additional Responsibilities:

  • To become competent in all enhanced practice roles in A&E.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of paediatric patients.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of patients with Mental Health related issues

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme or equivalent (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • One of the following: ILS, ALS, EPLS, ATNC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile


Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience of nursing in A&E or a critical care area


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of relevant speciality

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Johnny Wells
Job title
Lead Matron ED
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