Practice Development Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 7

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Band 7
Full time 37.5 Hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£38,035 - £48,256 per annum inc HCA
30/05/2018 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 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. 

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site at Denmark Hill and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Neurosciences Practice Development Nurse Band 7 (Full-Time) – Denmark Hill Site 

Are you forward thinking and passionate about advancing nursing practice and ensuring excellent standards of care are maintained? Do you enjoy helping others reach their full potential?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The PDN post within the Neurosciences Department at Kings College Hospital provides an excellent opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, forward thinking and dynamic team of nurses who are striving to revolutionise the pathway for Neurosurgical, Stroke and Neurology patients.

The post holder will be expected to practice as an advanced autonomous practitioner, innovative and positive, supporting the development and progression of the nursing teams within the specialist units utilising specialised knowledge and skills in Neuroscience Nursing. The post holder will need to be enthusiastic and motivated with extensive post registration experience in Neuroscience or an acute care setting. It is an essential to have excellent academic, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

These qualities are required to support a varying group of nurses achieve their highest potential. We have implemented a new band 5 neuroscience Foundation Program that runs over one year. We also support our more senior band 5’s with Kings Neuroscience Postgraduate course  to develop more specialised skills.

In return we are able to offer the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic specialist nursing team in a modern working environment, with strong peer support and access to excellent educational opportunities, from both in-house studies to degree and masters programmes. We also highly encourage nursing publication.

Interviews are 12th June 2018


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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

Sara Quinn ( or Gail Rees ( to arrange an informal visit which is highly recommended