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Emergency Care Nurse - Emergency Department

NHS: AfC: Band 5

Main area
NHS: AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available)
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
19/12/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Royal Lancaster Infirmary Emergency Department see’s approximately 5000 patient each month, as a Registered Nurse with us you will be able to work across all areas of the specialty including Triage, Minor Injuries and Illness (Ambulatory Pathway), Majors (Clinical Assessment) and in our Resuscitation Room as we are a Trauma Unit receiving road and air ambulances from the as far as the Lake District.

As a part of the Medicine Care Group we are partnered with the Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit providing Emergency Care to the South Lakes and North Lancashire.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for suitably qualified nurses from a variety of adult nursing specialties, however post registration experience is not essential we offer a preceptorship program for newly qualified nurse who would like a career in emergency nursing, all new staff have a period of super numery working and all staff have a mentor to coach you through your first 12 months. For more experienced nurses we also run an on-going development post with the opportunity to develop Clinical Leadership skills.

  • We offer a variety of flexible working arrangements to ensure a work life balance that supports both yourself and our patients.
  • We would like to offer family friendly contracts for a twilight shift with a shift from 5pm till 1am.
  • Also we would like to offer permanent night contracts.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Willingness to undertake Teaching Qualification, Mentoring/assessing qualification, NVQ Assessors Award
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Experience of establishing effective communication
  • Experience of implementing change
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within designated area
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • Experience as shift team leader

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable/willingness to undertake specific clinical skills appropriate to speciality
  • Ability to develop standards of care
  • Ability to respond rapidly to emergency situations
  • Ability to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • Understanding of current NHS issues
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
Desirable criteria
  • Effective teaching skills and/or mentoring skills
  • IT skills – use of email, word processing, internet searching
  • Effective leadership skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Victoria Squires
Job title
ED Unit Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 511981
Additional information

Victoria Squires or Jennifer Molloy Emergency Department Unit Managers on 01524 511981 or 01524 519241