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Day Surgery Paediatric Nurse

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Day Surgery Unit

Critical Care, Theatres & Diagnostics

Paediatric Staff Nurse – Day Surgery Ward,

Band 5 - Full Time Post (Flexible hours will be considered)

King’s Day Surgery Department has a day–stay ward and pre-assessment services. There are 7 operating theatres which include specialties: orthopaedics, gynaecology, neurosurgery, general, laparoscopic surgery, ophthalmic, dental, urology, paediatrics and endoscopy. We provide services to diverse group of people i.e. elderly, adult, paediatrics and infants.

We encourage everyone at the Trust to work together as part of Team King’s to ensure we achieve the best in everything we do – now and in the future. There is a chance to be part of our dedicated workforce, in a Trust where innovation and the desire to make a difference are key in what attracts people from around the UK and the rest of the world to join King’s. Patients are at the heart of these plans and our aim is to ensure that the local community have access to excellent healthcare.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse interested in providing the highest standard of care, who has a genuine interest in developing their existing skills in caring for both children and adults. The post holder will be integral to developing and supporting the paediatric service in Day Surgery, maintaining high standards.

We are seeking an experienced registered Child Health nurse who shows evidence of caring for children in a similar clinical setting. The area you will be working in cares for both paediatric and adult patients. You will predominantly be involved in caring for paediatric patients, pre and post operatively. You will also gain experience in pre-assessment with opportunities to develop skills on this area and potential further study dependent on performance. Caring for adult patients may also be required, however, you will be working alongside adult nurses and will receive supervision and education to do this.

We offer a supportive consolidation period for all of our new starters and have excellent educational opportunities, from in house study courses to post graduate education through King’s College London.

To be eligible for the position you must be a NMC Registered Nurse. We support flexible working to provide a service to our patients. The post includes evening and Saturday shifts.

Our Job Descriptions and Person Specifications outline both the details of the roles we are seeking to fill, together with the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required. However, please feel free to make contact for a general discussion about the role. For more information on this post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Guian Burbano on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed )  alternatively, Ciara Nugent on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed ) .

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated in Zone 2, South East London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Please apply on-line. An application form, job description and King’s-specific information can be downloaded from either the King’s website or the NHS Jobs Website

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received sufficient number of applications

Closing Date: 2nd November 2016

Interview Date: 21st November 2016


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

There are a number of important documents available on the Kings recruitment microsite we would like to draw your attention to, particularly the Trust's criminal records checking policy.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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