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Experienced Staff Nurse - Neurosciences

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time: 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
14/08/2020 23:59

Band 5 post in the acute neurology/neurosurgery unit at Kings College Hospital on Charles Polkey  Ward.

Kings College Hospital NHS Trust is situated in SE London and provides comprehensive healthcare and emergency services to a diverse local community. A major teaching hospital in the forefront of academic and nursing excellence, we offer a wide range of general and specialist services, providing an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

The regional Neuroscience service at Kings serves a population of 3.8 million and has an international reputation for motor neuron disease, movement and neuromuscular disorder and epilepsy surgery. Providing a wide range of expert clinical services for both regional and local patients, the service is continually expanding and developing, offering new and exciting career options for nursing. This strong clinical specialty, combined with a nursing team committed to high clinical standards and a supportive environment, makes us a compelling career option for ambitious neuroscience nurses.

Charles Polkey Ward treats patients who are undergoing neurological treatment or neurosurgery. It sees a range of patients including people who are acutely unwell, who have been admitted from other hospitals, or who are recovering from surgery. It has 23 beds.

This post is looking for someone dynamic, enthusiastic and eager to progress to come join our nursing team where you will be supported and guided by the ward manager the current band 6 team and your band 5 peers. You will be expected to plan provide and evaluate holistic individualized care to patients with a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions and work together with the band 2’s delegating tasks where appropriate. As you develop and progress within the role you will be expected to work towards and then be signed off as competent in taking charge of the ward on shifts and providing peer support to students and junior staff.

An appropriate post registration qualification and previous experience of leading a team is desirable but not essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a relevant teaching qualification or equivalent experience.

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 such as the Neuroscience Nursing course.

This would be a great opportunity for someone with a passion for neurosciences who wishes to experience both the medical and surgical aspects of neuro whilst acquiring key skills to further enhance your own career development.

In order to be successful, you must have current NMC registration. 

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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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Sylvia McLean
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
020 3299 6490
Additional information

Sylvia  McLean Ward Manager: Charles Polkey Ward

Contact number:020 3299 6490