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Staff Nurse Ambulatory Emergency Care

Band 5

Main area
Ambulatory Emergency Care
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum excl HCA (Pro rata)
Salary period
26/10/2021 23:59

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our ambulatory care team within Whittington Health in London. With a new £2.9 million dedicated unit having opened at the end of March 2014, this is a chance to be involved in a new service at the forefront of integrated care – providing innovative and transformational care that best serves our local community within one of the largest ambulatory care centres in the country.

Main duties of the job

The Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) Service aims to provide rapid senior decision making and advanced diagnostics at the front door of the hospital. The role will give the post holder the chance to work with colleagues from acute specialities, the emergency department, primary care as well as community services and as part of an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO), the role will provide a unique opportunity to be part of embedding a new service to provide a truly integrated care pathway for patients across acute and community settings; developing and expanding the services to provide the best care possible for our patients in the best way for them.


Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



  • Plan the delivery of patient care and take responsibility for implementing and evaluating that care, using an appropriate nursing model.


  • Be accountable for own nursing practice and work unsupervised and on own initiative, but to be responsible to the Ward Manager for all aspects of their work.


  • Deliver a high standard of comprehensive skilled and evidence based nursing care to patients.


  • Be able to prioritise their own workload and of those working with them, such as learners and Healthcare Assistants. When in charge of the ward, know how to delegate what staff to what duties and ensure the smooth running of the ward.


  • Know how to impart news of a distressing nature to patients and relatives. This will include passing on news of a patient’s death or helping a patient/relative understand a diagnosis such as cancer.


  • Assist patients, carers and their families to identify health and well-being goals.



  • Support and empower patients, carers and their families to achieve their health and wellbeing goals.


  • Accurately record observations and changes in patients’ conditions and report back to the responsible nurse in charge.


  • Assist in planning and implementing methods of rehabilitation for patients and their carers.


  • Liaise with colleagues and other agencies, including Social Services, to ensure continuity of patient care.


  • Contribute to the integration of Whittington Health and Social Services.


  • Extend their nursing knowledge/skills by undertaking further professional training that may be required in addition to keeping up to date with professional developments.


  • Attend staff meetings and other relevant meetings.


  • Participate in research projects and/or innovations, including health promotion and chronic disease management activities.


  • Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records are kept that ensure safety and continuity of patient care.


  • Be computer literate.


  • Utilise appropriate resources in the provision of total patient care.


  • Be aware of, and act in, accordance with agreed policy procedures legislation and NMC standards.


  • Participate in the orientation of new staff and nursing students, and act as a mentor to nursing students and healthcare assistants where appropriate.


  • Demonstrate practice to nursing students and other staff.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture


Essential criteria
  • Acute Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Experience

Evidence of CPD

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of CPD
No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Matthew Colbert
Job title
Clinical Nurse Manager
Email address
Telephone number

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3762