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Day Surgery Ward Adult 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.

Critical Care, Theatres & Diagnostics

Day Surgery Unit
Band 5 Staff Nurse--Day Surgery Ward

Hours: Full Time 375 hours per week

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career in Day Surgery and pre-assessment? Are you are looking for the opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic team at a leading London teaching hospital to develop your existing nursing skills? If so, please read on as King’s College Hospital wants to invest in YOU!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated staff nurses to join King’s Day Surgery ward and pre-assessment service, to provide the highest standard of pre and post-operative care to patients. We offer a supportive consolidation period for all of our new starters, as well as excellent educational opportunities, from in house study courses to post graduate education through King’s College London, London Southbank University or University of Greenwich. Our Practice Development Team provides structured teaching support to all staff, and our development programs are well established. This post includes evening and Saturday shifts.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) is situated in South East London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. It is also one of London’s four major trauma centres covering South East England. With over 1,400 beds and 11,000 staff across various sites, King’s is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in London. King’s (Denmark Hill site) Day Surgery Unit consists of 7 operating theatres which include specialities such as Gynaecology, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Dental, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology, Urology, Paediatric and endoscopy, catering for patients of all ages, from neonates to the elderly. All areas enjoy the reputation of being a world leader in innovative surgical interventions and clinical excellence.

We are seeking an experienced registered Adult Health nurse who shows evidence of caring for adult patients 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 adult 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 paediatric patients may also be required, however, you will be working alongside paediatric 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 ) .

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


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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.

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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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