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Staff Nurse - Surgical Wards - PRUH/ ORP

Band 5

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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
Princess Royal University Hospital
£28,691 - £35,207 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
20/01/2021 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.

As part of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital, situated in the beautiful Farnborough, Kent are now able to provide a wider range of services to the people of Bromley and Kent.  Surgical Wards are part of the Surgical, Theatres, Anaesthetics and Endoscopy Division and we have vacancies in following wards listed below:
Surgical Ambulatory and Assessment Unit
General Surgery
Orthopaedics (PRUH and Orpington site)
The different surgical units specialise in Bariatric, Colorectal, Complex general surgery, ENT, urology, trauma and orthopaedics. The patients are admitted from Emergency Department, clinics, theatre and ITU. The environment is highly acute and challenging but has a lot of scope to learn and assist your knowledge to progress to other speciality posts.

The post holder will work as an integral member of the team. They will form part of the team to lead on the delivery of high quality evidence based care for both patients and their families and carers. The post holder will be required to work closely with the Ward Manager and our closely integrated multi-disciplinary team, and will also be an excellent clinical role model and mentor facilitating the development of junior staff and student nurses.
You must have excellent customer care, communication and interpersonal skills and be flexible and able to adapt to and support change in this growing and developing environment. You will participate in the national and local audit used to identify ways we can maintain and improve the care we offer our patients.
We are looking for motivated and caring staff, that are keen to come to a ward that has a very multidisciplinary environment and who will be proactive to support the senior nursing team to develop the ward and enhance the patient experience.
We are able to offer a wide range of opportunity and training to support your personal development needs and also the advantages of working in a local hospital with close links to countryside, central London and major shopping centres.

We welcome newly qualified staff who will get an excellent grounding in caring for complex patients but also nurses with more experience who would like to consolidate their skills.

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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

Nichola Davies
Job title
Matron (PRUH site)
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Additional information

Matron Anna Ferrer on 01689866267 (PRUH site) or Matron Bethan Spencer on 01689866261(Orpington site)

We are offering informal visits only to those who are shortlisted.