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A&E Nursing Job Description

Working as an A&E Nurse, no two days are ever the same. Working in A&E, you’ll be on the frontline of one of the busiest departments in a hospital. As new patients with serious and emergency injuries arrive, you’ll be there to quickly diagnose their conditions, before prescribing the right treatments and discharging them to different hospital departments to get specialist care, if needed.

At Medacs, we help place skilled medical professionals at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital, which is managed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - the largest health organisation in North Wales. And with a range of temporary A&E Nurse roles available, you could find your next medical role with Medacs.

What does an A&E Nurse do?

A&E Nurses play a vital role in helping patients get emergency treatments. Typically working in the emergency department of a hospital, A&E Nurses help patients get the emergency care they need by quickly diagnosing their conditions.

Working in one of the busiest departments of a hospital, you’ll need to be comfortable working in a high-pressure and fast-moving environment, where you’ll need to be able to quickly diagnose different conditions and prescribe the right treatments and remedies. Whilst many of your patients may have less urgent injuries, such as broken bones, some could have potentially life-threatening ones, and you’ll need to be ready to deal with whoever comes through the door.

As an A&E Nurse, you’ll have a number of key responsibilities including:

  • conducting initial examinations of patients to diagnose their conditions
  • referring patients to specialist departments for treatment
  • taking over the care of patients from paramedics
  • running tests and analysing results
  • administering pain relief
  • completing patient discharge forms
  • maintaining high standards across the emergency department

The success of the emergency department depends on different colleagues and departments working together to achieve the right outcomes. You’ll need to work closely with:

  • doctors
  • paediatricians
  • consultants
  • A&E reception staff
  • medical specialists

What qualifications and experience do you need to work as an A&E Nurse with Medacs?

To work as an A&E Nurse, you will need:

  • a nursing degree or equivalent apprenticeship
  • to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • to have completed six months of work within the NHS during the last three years
  • to pass an enhanced background check

You will also need some key soft skills, including:

  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to multitask
  • keeping calm under pressure
  • decisiveness
  • excellent organisational skills
  • sensitivity
  • good team working skills

Find your next A&E Nurse role

Register with Medacs, and you can easily find your next A&E Nurse role. As a preferred supplier of medical professionals to the NHS, you’ll be able to apply for temporary and short-term A&E nursing roles at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board before anyone else.

You’ll also receive lots of support from the Medacs team. From free CPD courses to helping with your revalidation, Medacs can help you advance your career as an A&E Nurse. Find your next A&E Nurse role with Medacs today.

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