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Registered Staff Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are looking for passionate NMC Registered Nurses to join our supportive team on the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at King's College Hospital. CCU is a fast-paced unit, with a high turnover, caring for level 2 Cardiac patients from within London and the Southeast. Our PAMI service is provided 24/7, 365 days a year. If you have a love of Cardiac, then this is the place for you. We have a team of PDN's which will facilitate training and development. As well as a team of band 6's and 5's who will be there to support you in your learning.

As a Registered Nurse you will be responsible for supporting your manager in ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care. As a centre of excellence, you will offer a person-centred approach to their independence and well-being .

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, understand acute nursing and be a team player. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. We are committed to professional development and provide in-house and post graduate training, in addition to our own cardiology specific competencies that enable our nurses to demonstrate professional progression.

The successful candidate will ideally have 6 months experience and will gain experience caring for patients requiring Level 2 critical care support including CPAP, inotropic and intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. You must maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �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 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 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 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. Staff Nurse (Band 5) Job Description Date of Origin: June 2009 3
  • 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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active UK NMC registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Awareness and understanding of current acute health issues
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Professional Conduct

Skills and Competencies


  • Proficiency in dispensing and administrating oral & IV medication
  • Able to manage a deteriorating patient
  • Interest to develop knowledge of the clinical speciality and own practice

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