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Senior Staff 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.

The regional Neuroscience service at King’s has an international reputation providing a wide range of expert clinical services for both local & regional patients. The service is continually expanding and developing, offering new and exciting opportunities for nurses working in Neuroimaging.

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, forward thinking individual to join our small, busy but friendly team in a modern well-equipped unit which cares for patients undergoing neuroradiological procedures.

You must be a Registered Nurse (NMC). (An anaesthetic qualification & experience, is desirable.)

Do you have: strong clinical knowledge; excellent communication; management and leadership skills?

You will be expected to focus on the clinical leadership of the nursing team, actively working with the Nurse Manager in further developing the service and supporting junior staff in their professional development

Do you have radiology or theatre skills & experience suitable for the position?

Your skills will develop as you become an integral part of the team participating in advanced aneurysm and AVM treatment, and stroke management such as thrombectomy.

As a Band 6 nurse you will you will scrub and run for diagnostic & interventional procedures as well as co-ordinate the daily work and participate in pre-assessment. Providing high quality patient focused care.

You will be working 375hrs per week, routine shifts cover between 0800 – 1800 hrs Monday to Saturday, & include bank holidays, with an on-call commitment. As a member of our team, you will be able to participate in the on-call rota after 3 months.

King’s College Hospital is a large teaching hospital and is at the forefront of academic and nursing excellence. We are committed to ongoing staff development and have strong links with King’s College London, London South Bank University and City University. We have a dedicated Practice Development Team offering excellent educational opportunities and a range of in-house study courses. There is a program of teaching and mentorship

For additional information or to arrange an informal visit contact Kathy Vear, Clinical Nurse Manager, Neuroradiology dept. Ground Floor Ruskin Wing, Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , Email: ( Email address removed ),

Or Gail Rees, Neuroscience Matron, Matron’s Office, Murray Falconer Ward, 2nd Floor Ruskin Wing, Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , Bleep: KH5974, Email: ( Email address removed ),


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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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