“A&E is like no other department, the mix of staff from all different levels is a comfort as you always have a full team to help in all situations. As for the daily duties, it’s like a box of chocolates as you just don’t know what you’re going to get.” RGN - A&E


Are you a quick-thinking and methodical Registered General Nurse (RGN) with recent NHS experience? Can you keep a cool head in a high-pressured environment? Then an RGN role in Accident and Emergency (A&E) may be just what you are looking for.


A&E nurses are often the first point of contact for patients needing emergency treatments as they enter a hospital setting. Working triage, you will encounter a range of conditions in patients that are in a highly critical state. You’ll assess them by taking vital signs, and talking to them about what has happened, before directing them to the correct place to get the right treatment. Your calm, reassuring nature will help ensure patients feel safe in your hands.

With a high number of patients coming through the doors, a good A&E nurse is able to jump into any given situation and make a quick clinical judgement, which could mean the difference between life and death.

The Royal Preston Hospital, managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is part of the Major Trauma Network, responsible for the care of severely injured patients. The A&E team works collaboratively with agency nurses to deliver the best possible patient care. As a member of the A&E team, you will have access to a wide range of development and learning opportunities to help you progress in the field of A&E nursing.


“I love working at Preston A&E. There’s a real buzz within the department and ALL agency staff are looked upon for having their own useful skill mix. I have found the staff to be wonderful and supportive. Working in a huge trauma centre is an added bonus as my learning is enhanced by the complexity of different traumas.”  RGN - A&E


What qualifications, experience and skills do you need to work as an RGN with Medacs in A&E?

You will need:

  • to be a Registered Nurse with six months’ recent relevant UK experience within the last three years
  • to pass an enhanced background check

There are also a number of key soft skills required for this role, including:

  • quick thinking, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • excellent attention to detail and a methodical approach to tasks
  • great timekeeping
  • empathy and understanding
  • a flexible attitude and good listening skills, with a desire to learn and improve
  • confidence using a computer
  • a commitment to upholding the NMC professional Code of Conduct

Be an integral part of a fast-paced A&E team, working the hours that suit you

Helping you stay in control of your work/life balance, Medacs has lots of shifts available throughout the day, night and at weekends. Medacs has first sight of all shifts and RGNs working within A&E can benefit from block bookings as well as ad hoc shifts. Along with competitive pay rates, discounted parking for Medacs staff at Royal Preston Hospital is also available.

You will have excellent support from your own dedicated Medacs consultant – and an onsite team is always at hand to answer any questions. You will also have access to Care4Carers (a Medacs support service) to help support your mental health and wellbeing, enabling you to deliver outstanding care.