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Senior Staff Nurse Emergency Department

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 ED nursing advert – Band 6 advert

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South East London is a large teaching hospital and is at the forefront of academic and nursing excellence. The Emergency Department (ED) at our Denmark Hill site is one of the busiest in London, and sees approximately 135,000 patients per year including nearly 30,000 children and young people. As a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for South East London, Kent and Medway (SELKaM) and Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) the ED now has a 10 bedded resuscitation area with a nursing ratio of 2:1. We are also looking forward to the establishment of our Heli-Pad capability due for go-live in April 2016. In addition to our adult areas we have dedicated facilities for children open 24 hours a day staffed by specialist children’s nurses. Our friendly and talented team delivers high quality emergency care to adults, children and young people presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions.

We are committed to developing our staff and have strong links with King’s College London, London South Bank University and City University. We also have an ED dedicated Practice Development Team across the adult and children’s areas. We are able to offer mentorship, A&E course, advanced assessment, HDU, ENP, BSc and Masters level postgraduate education. In addition we have a wealth of resuscitation courses on offer including ALS, APLS, ATNC and variety of simulation based training courses such as Trauma Team Members and Trauma Team Leaders as well as a raft of in-house training. There is also the opportunity for staff to access our onsite Resuscitation Officers and Trauma Nurse Coordinators who offer on-going support in terms of professional growth and development.

King’s is striving to innovate and develop emergency nursing, we already have an established Trauma Nurse Coordinators team who are based in the ED and manage and plan care for trauma patients through their entire hospital stay. We have also established the trainee Advance Clinical Practitioner (ACP) role with our trainees working in the Rapid Assessment and Majors areas. This work forms the basis for the development of ACP programmes in adult and paediatric ED where they will work as an autonomous practitioner’s right across the ED. Finally, as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) we are seeking to establish the ED as an academic and research department with the support of our critical care colleagues. We now have a dedicated ED research nursing team and will be seeking to expand the team led by our ED Consultant Nurse’s and ED Consultant research lead.

We provide care to patients from a diverse inner-city population and believe that the diversity of the local population is reflected in our staff and our recruitment strategy.

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners (KHP) AHSC, a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Why not become part of a team delivering excellent care & take advantage of the many opportunities available to you?

We are looking for motivated, innovative nurses with strong clinical knowledge & skills, excellent communication skills who are able to demonstrate suitability and experience for the position. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care and you need to be committed to improving service delivery, able to sustain new ways of working and develop nursing practice.

Closing date: 25th October 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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