Staff Nurse - Stroke Ward PRUH

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

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The Stroke Unit at Princess Royal University Hospital is one of eight large Hyper Acute Stroke Centres within the Pan London Stroke Network. The Stroke Unit at the Princess Royal University Hospital provides emergency stroke services to a diverse local community and expert clinical services for both regional and local stroke patients. The service is continually expanding and developing offering new and exciting career options.

The services provided include TIA Clinic, Hyper Acute Stroke care and Acute Stroke Rehabilitation. This is a strong clinical specialty, combined with a nursing and clinical team committed to high clinical standards and a supportive environment which makes us a compelling career option for ambitious nurses.

The team also has a strong multidisciplinary focus, and the successful candidate will need to be able to work inter-professionally and link closely with the team to achieve the best possible outcomes for the client group.

The post holder must be an RN (1) and is therefore bound by the NMC Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

Main duties of the job

You will be a highly committed individual who can demonstrate passion and dedication to provide high quality patient care, with the support of senior nursing staff to make you a part of a skilled and competent nursing workforce. We will ensure you have the support to be able to achieve your own developmental objectives within the vision of the unit.

We are looking for self-motivated and dynamic nurses. Post registration experience in an acute setting or neuroscience nursing is required.

Job Summary:
  • To deliver high quality, evidence-based and patient focussed 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
  • To provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care to patients from admission to discharge.

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


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 multi-disciplinary 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 nurse informed of significant changes and/or anticipated problems.

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 King's 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 wellbeing 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.

Working Conditions

You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, 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 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 your 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.

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 / Experience


  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active NMC UK registration
  • Experience in an acute environment
  • Able to manage a deteriorating patient


  • Computer literacy skills

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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