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Main area
Acute Emergency Medicine
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Employer type
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum plus HCA
Salary period
21/08/2022 23:59

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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust logo

Staff Nurse - Clinical Decision Unit

Band 5

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.

With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The Trust has 7,500 staff and we have recently invested in our workforce to grow our establishment across a number of key services.  In 2020 we won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. We are accredited as a flexible working employer offering a number of flexible working options for staff.  We are also accredited as a London Living Wage employer for our substantive, bank and contractors.

Job overview

The Clinical Decision unit is a 12 bedded 6 chair area for inpatients on the emergency pathway. The Clinical Decision Unit provides high quality patient care to assess a patient’s medical condition, organise appropriate tests and further management to determine their need for inpatient admission.

Main duties of the job

In order to provide the highest quality of care for our patients we welcome nurses who are honest, reliable, a good team player as well as really caring about the contribution they make to not only patient care but also to their own personal and professional development, working environment and colleagues.



Working for our organisation

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital we see Emergency Care as a specialty for nurses in which they can play a major contribution to patient care. We are currently expanding our specialist workforce to meet the modernisation programme that will see the Emergency Department grow.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As we have strong links with local Universities an amazing benefit to joing the team is that we are committed to delivering work-based educational initiatives.  We offer a band 5 development programme which includes in house accredited Foundations of Emergency Nursing Course. 

If you would love to be part of a fun, supportive team then please apply today.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma/Degree
  • ALS
  • ED course
  • Mentorship course
  • Trauma Course


Essential criteria
  • Acute nursing experience within 12 months either as a Registered Nurse or Student Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Acute surgical, medical ED experience within the last 12 months as a qualified nurse or student nurse


Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and widen theoretical knowledge
  • Understanding of the care needs of the family
  • Interest in developing teaching skills
  • Team work
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise care
  • Role and responsibility of the registered nurse in acute clinical environment
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills, formally and informally

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Murphy
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Email address
Telephone number
020 8836 4356
Additional information

Tracey Murphy: Matron, Emergency Department
020 8836 4356