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Staff Nurse - Medicine (Health and Ageing Unit)

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£29,888 - £36,738 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59

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 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

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, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

Staff Nurse - Medicine (Health and Ageing Unit)
Seven day working and internal rotation to night duty

'I became a nurse because I have a passion for providing amazing care, and ensuring quality of care for vulnerable older adults. Seeing the selfless work that nurses do inspires me to provide the best care for those who need it. I decided to stay in older adult medicine as the opportunities to improve my overall knowledge and skills across complex medical interventions were vast. I have advanced my management skills and attended higher level university courses.'
RN Eleanor Ross, King’s College HAU.
Are you interested in working with a team of committed, loyal and dedicated nurses in our Health and ageing Wards?

Would your patients say you make them feel safe and they know your name? Would they say you advocate for them and ensure they are involved in decisions about their care?

Would you like to work where the matrons and Head of Nursing have a strong visible presence and are committed to listening to their nurses and supporting their development?

We have band 5 opportunities in our Health and Ageing wards so if you are an experienced or newly qualified nurse looking to specialise in the care of older people we can support your development within this role.

You will have access to regular training and development opportunities. 12 month preceptorship program for newly qualified staff and ongoing mentorship for more experienced nurses. The unit works closely with the Dementia and Delirium team to ensure staff are knowledgeable and equipped to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in the Trust.  We offer shadowing opportunities within our specialist areas too.

The Health and Ageing wards have increased their band 6 nursing establishment to offer round the clock support to our junior nurses. Our senior nursing team are proud to specialise in the care of older people and committed to developing and supporting the junior staff within their teams.

The Health and ageing wards at King’s are dedicated to maintaining compassionate and dignified care for some of the frailest patients within the Trust.

The unit has three 30 bedded mixed sex wards, Donne, Byron and Marjorie Warren. Each ward has a committed and experienced Multi-disciplinary team who pride themselves on delivering patient focused care and treatment.

Byron ward operates a self-rostering system and this will also be rolled out across the other 2 wards in the coming months.

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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

Lisa De Jonge
Email address
Telephone number
0203 0299 7422
Additional information

Matron Yamu Njie on 0203 299 7096 or via e mail yamu.njie@nhs.net