Staff Nurse Band 5 - Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit - PRUH

Band 5

Main area
AMU PRUH
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-PRUH-0146
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal University Hospital
Town
Farnborough
Salary
£25,681 - £33,058 per annum Inc HCA
Closing
19/02/2018 23:59

Staff Nurse, Band 5- Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit - Princess Royal University Hospital
Location: London

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.

Due to the expansion of the service an exciting opportunity has arisen for Staff Nurses to join our team within the AEC, we are looking for highly motivated nurses, who possess both a strong clinical knowledge base and relevant skill set.

Previous experience at band 5 level is desirable but not essential. Excellent communication 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. The post holder could also undertake a rotation to the acute medical unit or ED.

You will be supported by a practice development nurses and an experienced senior leadership team who can offer support and guidance through preceptorship and an acute care course.

 

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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

 Kemi Muraina omuraina@nhs.net , 01689863705 or Margaret Finnegan, Matron on 01689 863229 or email Margaret.finnegan@nhs.net