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Medical Day Unit Escalation
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full & Part time
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East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
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Starting salary from £24,214 per annum pro rata
29/01/2020 23:59
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Staff Nurse - MDU Escalation

NHS AfC: Band 5

We are the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.


The Medical day unit’s main purpose is the assessment and treatment of patients referred to hospital via their GP and those referred to the medical team from the ED department.

We also run an Acute Medical Same Day Emergency Care (AMSDEC) service for those patients that can go home on the same day following diagnostics and treatment or bring them back to our returner’s clinic for further assessment or diagnostics. We aim to run this service solely following the upcoming reconfiguration of the unit.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced and rapidly changing emergency care environment and also the prospect of working on other acute medical wards if MDU does not have the need to be bedded.

We are currently looking to recruit a Band 5 Staff Nurses for the Medical Day Unit within the Emergency Assessment Unit on night shifts and on some occasion’s long days.

The working hours are 2000-0830 for the night shifts and 0800-2030 & 1000-2230 for the long days; an 11.5 hour shift.

This appointment  be to the Medical Day Unit, however if the unit is un-bedded you will be redeployed within the Medicine division.

We would welcome candidates with experience within acute medical settings who are keen to progress their career within the Urgent care division. The successful candidate will hold a current professional registration; have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain professional under pressure.

We need nurses who are open to the challenges brought about by change and who are committed to creative partnerships. You will need to be responsive to the fluctuating demands typical of the emergency environment and show a willingness to undertake extended roles.

We are looking for individuals who are keen to develop and deliver excellent clinical care. You must be motivated to drive forward and improve the services for the population of Colchester and surrounding area. In turn, we are keen to give you the opportunity to develop your skills whilst supporting you in your career development. We look forward to meeting you.

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lindsey Lacanlale, Ward Sister on :

01206 742728/2017