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Ward Manager

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 is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences (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.

King's College Hospital is an NHS foundation Trust with an excellent reputation for high quality patient care and good staff development opportunities. The hospital is a major teaching hospital at the forefront of academic and nursing excellence. We offer a wide range of general and specialist services and provide an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

Lister Ward is an acute, dynamic and challenging general surgical ward specialising in colorectal and urology patients pre and postoperatively as well as caring for step-down ITU patients.

A substantive opportunity has arisen and we are seeking an experienced, dynamic and forward thinking practitioner to lead and manage the ward's nursing team. The senior sister/ charge nurse will have a key role in ensuring high standards of care and in developing a very skilled, caring and compassionate workforce. You must be an experienced registered nurse in an acute setting, as well as having excellent leadership, management and communication skills. You will hold relevant teaching and assessing qualifications (e.g. Mentorship for professional practice/ENB 998), and ideally a UK recognised nursing degree or working towards.

For inquiries and informal visits, please contact Matron Sam Jauffur on  ( Phone number removed )  or Bleep 143 via switchboard.

Closing date: 21 October 2016

Interview date: 2 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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