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Staff Nurse - Acute Frailty Unit - PRUH

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

The Acute Frailty Assessment Unit at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH)is a 12 person assessment unit that caters for elderly frail patients who present in emergency department with medical needs. We offer rapidassessment and care for elderly, vulnerable adults withina safe and dementia friendly environment. Patients will remain in the unit for no longer than 10 hours and thereafter discharged home with a plan of careor transferred to the relevant medical or frailty environment for further treatment.

As a team, we believe that putting each patient at the heart of all our care, acting with integrity, respecting the individual and a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach for all our patients.

We are looking for compassionate, hardworking and motivated staff nurses with excellent communication skills that wish to work with our frailty population and an amazing patient centred caring team.

We conduct video interviews and have an efficient recruitment process in place so you can start working as soon as possible. We are currently offering full time shift work on a permanent contract.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care.
  • To work effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • To uphold a duty of care and clinical governance.
  • To maintain own and others' knowledge of clinical excellence.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivering high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care through:
  • Delivering a high standard of evidence-based care to patients.
  • Ensuring good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to NMC Code of Professional conduct at all times.
  • Involving and supporting patients, relatives, carers and friends in the care process.
  • Promoting well-being and involving patients and relatives in health education.
  • Ensuring clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at all times.
  • Ensuring contemporaneous record keeping at all times.
  • Seeking advice from more senior/experienced members of staff where appropriate.

Working effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multidisciplinary team (MDT) through:
  • Liaising effectively with all members of the MDT to ensure patients needs are met.
  • Exercising leadership and taking the initiative where appropriate.
  • Providing support and advice to ward/unit staff (especially junior staff) on clinical and administrative issues.
  • Liaising with discharge coordinator / bed manager to ensure effective admission/discharge of patients.
  • Keeping the ward/unit sister / charge.

Upholding a duty of care and clinical governance through:
  • Observing a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital.
  • Ensuring the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality, dignity and privacy at all times.
  • Adhering to the Trusts policy on valuing equality and diversity and showing due regard for each patients cultural and religious beliefs, gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality.
  • Strictly adhering to the National Code of Practice on Infection Control.

Maintaining own and others knowledge of clinical excellence through:
  • Taking responsibility for your own personal development and keeping up to date with nursing and medical knowledge.
  • Being aware of current research and the implications for the ward/unit speciality.
  • Acting as a role model at all times and for all staff.
  • Acting as practice supervisor and/or preceptor/mentor for junior and newly qualified staff.
  • Working with appropriate members of the teaching staff to ensure effective staff development (own and others).
  • Participating in Trust and Divisional initiatives to develop nursing practice and support change.

  • To maintain strict confidentiality of staff and patient records, in line with Trust Policy: any unauthorised breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action.
  • To ensure that acceptable standards of data protection are maintained, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • To observe the rules, policies and procedures in place at Kings College Hospital.
  • To carry out duties as an employee and service-provider with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To participate in team meetings as required by your team leader.
  • Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, the post holder has a general duty of care for the health, safety and well being of oneself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade, which may be required from time to time.

Infection Control

The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.

These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

Person Specification

Education / Eperience


  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active UK NMC registration
  • Experience in an acute environment

Skills / Knowledge


  • Proficiency in dispensing and administrating oral & IV medication
  • Able to manage a deteriorating patient

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