Registered Nurses / ODPs / Paramedics, A&E

Company: NHS
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £22,148 - £28,746 pa,pro rata
Seniority: Sister / Charge Nurse
Date Posted: 9th August 2017
Closing Date: 21st August 2017
Location: Carlisle
Reference Number: 261-52-16-CIC

Job Description




  • Assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients.
  • Assess patient condition at emergency triage and assign priority accordingly.
  • Initiate emergency interventions as patient condition dictates, including life support, resuscitation, defibrillation and administration of intravenous drugs.
  • Perform pain assessment and provide appropriate analgesia under guidance of patient group directives.
  • Administer and manage medications, ensuring compliance with trust policies and legislation.
  • Undertake cardiovascular and neurological observations and take appropriate action when readings fall outside of acceptable ranges.
  • Undertake first aid appropriate to patient condition.
  • Demonstrate evidence based practice utilising current advances in professional practice and research.
  • Assist other colleagues in the department’s team as necessary.
  • Act in accordance with the relevant code of professional conduct.
  • Comply with infection prevention and control procedures at all times.
  • Comply with responsibility to safeguard children and vulnerable adults, ensuring attendance at appropriate training.  
  • Take personal responsibility for putting the person receiving care first, and challenge poor care/practice, doing so as soon as any shortcomings are seen.



  • Contribute to the smooth running of the department, providing leadership, supervision and task delegation to less experienced staff and health care assistants.
  • Assist in the management of all aspects of patient care.
  • Organise workload to ensure interests of patients are met.



  • Maintain accurate electronic and paper records of the care given, in accordance with agreed standards, ensuring accurate data input into computerised systems.
  • Assist in developing an environment that supports the value of professional care.
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with members of the core team, multidisciplinary team and other associated agencies as required.
  • Participate in the monitoring of standards of care, clinical indicators, essence of care, care pathway audits, reviewing of A&E documentation.
  • Contribute to the continuing development of the department’s philosophy.
  • Have regard for budgetary implications of decisions.
  • Actively participate in the Trust’s clinical governance agenda, leading on a benchmark from the Essence of Care initiative.
  • Coordinate complex discharge arrangements with multidisciplinary team, associated agencies and family members.
  • Participate in case conferences as required, e.g. child protection.
  • Access toxicology database and utilise system to retrieve required data.
  • Access patient advice system (PALS) and retrieve information for patient education.
  • Utilise accident and emergency system for input of patient details, telephone triage information and pathology results.
  • Access PAS system to admit, transfer and discharge patients.
  • Ensure the promotion of safety of patients, staff and visitors to the department through COSHH, correct moving and handling, use of aids and chaperones.
  • Ensure that Trust policies and guidelines relevant to the department are given due consideration.
  • Contribute to the Trust patient care and public involvement strategy.
  • Report incidents, untoward events, child protection issues and acts of aggression, completing associated incident forms, witness statements and police statements as required.



  • Participate in the role of mentor, teacher and supervisor to pre-registration students  health care assistants and inexperienced staff.
  • Participate and assist in the induction training of pre-registration nursing students.
  • Contribute to the review of staff performance.
  • Contribute to meeting the learning needs of all other team members through facilitating teaching sessions, cascading down information from courses attended, give instruction on student induction days and plan and partake in study days.
  • Undertake the role of health promoter and educator with patients, their families and significant others.
  • Train / explain / advise on application of dressings, use of walking aids, administration of medications, care of plaster etc.
  • Participate as required in equipment and dressings trials, giving feedback as requested.
  • Participate in research, audit and surveys as required.
  • Participate in the Trust IPR / PDP process within the set timescale.
  • Participate in clinical supervision as requested.
  • Undertake continuing professional development, including mandatory and statutory updating, maintaining a portfolio.
  • Participate in research, audit and surveys as required.




Work independently to duties as set by the department Sister / Charge Nurse, who will review performance and undertake appraisal.




The post holder is expected to:

  • adhere to Trust policies and procedures and relevant legislation including the requirements of any professional bodies;
  • attend mandatory training as identified by the Trust.

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Application Requirements


Registered nurse / ODP / paramedic with active registration / qualifications.

ILS or equivalent.



Student nurse / ODP / paramedic within the NHS or equivalent.



Relevant code of professional conduct.

Current professional developments and national A&E / Emergency Care issues.

1st level life support.

Equality issues.


Skills and Aptitudes

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work as a team member, without close supervision.

Ability to act as a mentor.

Able to adapt to changing workload and work to meet deadlines.

Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


Personal Circumstances



Commitment to professional development.


Other requirements

Flexible approach to working patterns.

Willing to develop by expansion of the role.

Full Location Address

Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle
Newtown Rd,

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