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Paediatric Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Paediatric Emergency Department
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£24,907 - £30,615 £29,888 - £36,738 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
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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.

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, communication, clinical knowledge and skills, which are able to demonstrate their suitability and experience for the position of 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 player and a positive role model within the team. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care to our service users and in guiding and supporting families whilst 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 Nursing Modules.
- Mentorship and Preceptorship.
- At robust preceptorship/ buddy program.
- 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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Jane Wilson Paediatric ED Modern Matron

Email  Telephone 020 3299 5489