Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 7

Main area
General Medical
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-PRUH-0148
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Bromley
Town
Bromley
Salary
£36,224 - £46,315 per anuum Inc NCA
Closing
26/02/2018 23:59

Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

(Nurse Practitioner) – Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit, Band 7 - Princess Royal University Hospital

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), Bromley in South East London is part of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is situated in SE London and Kent; we provide comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. There is a magnificent opportunity to join an organisation which is investing in its frontline staff. At Kings, PRUH we take caring and compassion seriously

The Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) is a Consultant led service supported by an established nursing team all trained in advanced assessment skills.  The Ambulatory Unit accepts referrals from General Practitioners, Urgent Care and the Emergency Department.  Referrals are also accepted for medical inpatients to facilitate early supported discharge for patients with ongoing medical needs.  The ambulatory service improves the patient experience by providing a responsive service that delivers care but minimizes disruption and inconvenience to patients and their families by avoiding an inpatient stay. For patients who have more serious emergency needs the AEC ensures they are treated in a timely manner with the right expertise, processes and facilities to maximize outcome.

The current AEC is undergoing some changes to its service and extending the opening hours is key to managing a higher number of patients who in the absence of an AEC would need to be admitted to an inpatient ward. These transformational changes are in collaboration with development of an acute medical assessment hub within the acute medical unit.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing a service, accountable, innovative and feels empowered to lead a team in providing quality care within the AEC. You will undertake the management of the unit in conjunction with the Matron for Acute Medicine. To provide clinical leadership and support colleagues to raise standards of patient care. You should be well organised and have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Excellent communication and leadership skills are crucial and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate and sustain new innovative ways of working which facilitate developments in nursing practice. Eexperience of assessing patients in an acute setting is essential.

 

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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


Margaret Finnegan, Matron for Acute Medicine on 01689 863229 or email Margaret.finnigan@nhs.net, alternatively contact Zoe Newman, Head of Nursing zoe.newman@nhs.net