Staff Nurse - Neurosciences

Band 5

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Executive Nursing
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill, London
£26,554 to £34,495 pa inc HCAP
05/11/2017 23:59

Staff Nurse - Neuroscience - Denmark Hill

Are you passionate about providing excellent nursing care?
Do you regularly go the extra mile to make a difference?
If your answer to these questions is yes then apply to be a Band 5 Nurse within our Neurosciences department including our new ward opening January 2017.

We have the whole range of Neuroscience experiences for Band 5 staff nurses within the following departments

Neurosurgery – emergency, Neurosurgery - elective surgery, Neurology - Neurosciences High dependency unit , Stroke / HASU & Neuro Admissions Lounge

We can also offer exciting opportunities to rotate through these specialities.

We are supported by a dedicated neuro outpatient department, Neuroradiology, Neuro physiology, Neuro pathology and a pre assessment lounge Plans for the future are exciting as we open a helipad to improve access for emergency patients, and we will have dedicated neuro ITU beds with an expanded ITU 60 bedded facility, which will see Kings become a level 1 Trauma Centre and Hyper Acute Stroke Unit serving South East London and beyond.

There are exciting opportunities to become part of this future now with the opportunity to expand on your existing nursing experience by moving into neuroscience nursing care in a variety of neuro settings from acute phase to rehabilitation.

Experience in neuroscience nursing is highly desirable, but if you have post registration experience in an acute setting and would like the opportunity to learn new skills there is lots to learn and we have strong links with the clinical research facility and will actively support your development. We strongly support staff education and there is a Neuroscience Nursing course where staff rotate through the different ward areas to see the whole picture from admission to rehabilitation and feedback we have had is that we have the best practice development support in neuro, with a strong clinical nurse specialist team and development days for all grades of staff.

Neuroscience nursing is a vocation, if you have high standards, compassion, excellent communication skills and are interested in making a difference to patient care this may be the role for you.

If you are ‘can do’ – then we want you!

Our neuroscience service provides care for over 3.8 million people and has a global reputation for motor neurone disease, movement and neuromuscular disorder and epilepsy surgery. Providing a wide range of expert clinical services for both regional and local patients, the service is continually expanding and developing, offering new and exciting career options for nursing. This strong clinical speciality, combined with a nursing team committed to high clinical standards and a supportive environment, makes us a compelling career option for ambitious neuroscience nurses.

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest teaching trusts in London. In 2013 we joined forces with the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Orpington Hospital and now provide care to 1.5 million people in Southwark, Lambeth, Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham and elsewhere in south east London and parts of Kent.

We have more than 12,000 staff and as a major local employer we play an important role in helping reduce social and health inequalities within our communities. We are at the forefront of academic.

Closing date: 5th November
Assessment date: TBC

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Naomi Ogunlowo

If you have problems applying, contact

King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
0203 299 9000