Paediatric Emergency Department Senior Staff Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Emergency Department
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
Denmark Hill
£31,878 - £42,046 per annum inc HCA
19/02/2018 23:59

Senior Staff Nurse Emergency Department - Band 6

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Employer:     King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Emergency Department Paediatrics

Location:       Denmark Hill London

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, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse Emergency Department

King’s College Hospital Emergency Department at Denmark Hill see over 140,000 attendances each year with over 32,000 paediatric attendances. As a major trauma centre, the Trust is currently undergoing a wide-ranging transformational programme, encompassing service redesign. As part of this redesign we will be expanding our paediatric department to include a purpose built Paediatric Clinical Decisions Unit and provide additional capacity   within our paediatric emergency department.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative, nurses with excellent leadership, communication, clinical knowledge and skills, which are able to demonstrate their suitability and experience for the position of Senior Staff Nurse. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care and be committed to improving service delivery, and developing nursing practices for the children, young people and families who utilise our services.

You will be an effective team leader and a positive role model for more junior members of the team. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care to our service users and in guiding and supporting junior staff in providing this care. You will be fully supported by the senior Children’s Nursing Team.

We are committed to developing staff and have strong links with the local universities. The Paediatric ED nursing team has a practice Development Nurse. We provide comprehensive trust and local inductions, preceptorship and competency programmes. Suitable training in order to facilitate all aspects of the job description will be provided.

At King’s we are able to offer some unique opportunities and are continuing to explore how we best ensure ED nurses have opportunities to expand their clinical expertise and practice, such as:

- Emergency Nurse Practitioner development programme

- Advanced Clinical Practitioner development programme

- Opportunities for fixed term secondments into the Trauma Nurse Coordinator role.

- Unique opportunities to be actively involved in national and international research in the ED.

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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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Michelle Sayers-Jones Paediatric ED Modern Matron

Email           Telephone 020 3299 5489