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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Emergency Department - PRUH

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a registered children's nurse to join the dedicated paediatric ED team at the PRUH. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care for children and be highly motivated with good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team in a challenging environment. Newly qualified nurses are also welcome to apply.

We are committed to developing our staff and have a dedicated clinical practice facilitator and Senior Sister to support you in the department.

There is also the opportunity for some candidates to enter on to our newly developed rotation programme between the Paediatric ward and the Emergency Department which can be discussed at interview.

Staff are also supported by our onsite Practice Development Nurse who offers ongoing support in terms of professional growth and development. We provide care to patients from a diverse population and believe that the diversity of the local population is reflected in our staff and our recruitment strategy.

Why not become part of a team delivering excellent care and take advantage of many opportunities available to you?

Main duties of the job

  • To work with support, within a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a specified group of patients from admission to discharge.
  • To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as appropriate.
  • To maintain own personal development with support.
  • To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high quality nursing care to patients and support to relatives.

Particular emphasis is put at King's on the need to ensure that all staff recognise their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.

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 Reachis 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


The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.

To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.

To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.

To be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder.

Infection Control Statement

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.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Clinical Practice

To deliver evidence based care at all times to a specific group of people

To practice within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and adhere to this at all times

To be aware of the need to adhere to the trusts policy on valuing equality and diversity in the work place incorporating the patients a/visitors and staff perspective

To have regard for each patients culture and religious beliefs and to respect each patients privacy, dignity, gender and sexuality.

To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice from staff members.

To assess, plan and evaluate individualised programmes of care for patients in partnership with the patient, their carers and the multidisciplinary team using a family centred approach to care.

To be involved with nursing audits.

To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as per policy

To identify and assist in any child protection issues and make referrals to the appropriate multidisciplinary team members including social services.

Maintain effective communication with colleagues and patients and their families.

Education of children and young people and their carers regarding their illness/injury, health promotion and prevention of future illness/injury

To ensure care is delivered in accordance with latest evidence based practice guidelines

To maintain up to date and comprehensive records of care in accordance with NMC and legal requirements

To maintain patient confidentiality at all times To practice within the Kings values.

To support junior colleagues, students, and visitors to the department.

To know own role within the Trust Major Incident Policy.

To ensure that patients and parents/carers are informed as appropriate and consent is obtained according to current policy.

Education and Research

To assist in the teaching and practice development of junior colleagues and students

To demonstrate the use of information and research findings to support and promote evidence based practice within the clinical area

To participate in research and audit within the unit

To assist in setting up protocols and guidelines to enhance best practice

To assist in auditing of these protocols and guidelines

To participate in Trust and Care Group initiatives to develop nursing practice

Involvement in link roles with in the paediatric ED


To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and senior staff as appropriate

To ensure that all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures are adhered to by colleagues as appropriate

To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team

To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas within the Care Group and with associated clinical areas within the Trust

To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness on the ward / department and report as appropriate

To share knowledge and skills developed with other members of the multidisciplinary team

To participate in reflection & / or Clinical Supervision sessions as provided

To observe personal responsibility for resource management

To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post

To be fully aware of your role in the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) plan and the role of other staff within the ED

To be fully aware of local plans in the event of a major incident

To be fully aware of local plans and trust plans that may impact on the ED eg Fire/bomb/IT

To be fully aware of trust policy in regard to accompanying adults

Personal Professional Development

To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and Care Group

To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required

To undergo and actively participate in your own performance appraisals

To keep up to date with NMC & Trust guidelines and protocols

To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional conduct working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence.

In carrying out the duties of the post, the employee is required to work in accordance with the policies and procedures of Kings College Hospital, including Health and Safety, confidentiality, data protection and equal opportunities. Kings College Hospital operates a no smoking policy.

Person Specification

Skills Experience


  • Active UK NMC Registered Nurse Child
  • Post registration experience in an acute setting


  • PILS provider (resus counsellor)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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