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Senior Staff Nurse Paediatric Accident & Emergency - PRUH

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year .
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
Job Summary:

1. To work with support, within a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuingcare to a specified group of patients from admission to discharge.2. To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as appropriate.3. To take responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the ward in the absenceof more senior staff.4. To maintain own personal development with support.5. To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high quality nursing care to patients and support to relatives.

Main duties of the job

Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, Emergency Department (Paeds) PRUH Site - Band 6

We are a dynamic, diverse multi-professional team who share a commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care.

We are seeking to recruit a band 6 Junior Sister/Charge nurse to join our enthusiastic, friendly team and work with us on our improvement journey to deliver great emergency care.

As part of a team of emergency nurses you'll provide direct patient care, assessing immediate needs while acting as an area leader. To be considered for this role, you will be a registered Children's nurse with demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the ED. You will also be in possession of or working towards an Emergency Nursing Course and Mentorship Course. APLS/EPLS would be desirable.

We are looking for motivated, innovative nurses with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication, management and leadership skills who are able to demonstrate suitability and experience for the position. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care and you need to be committed to improving service delivery, able to sustain new ways of working and develop nursing practice.

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

GENERAL -The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safetyand well being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients withinthe hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinicalgovernance accountabilities associated with this post.To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of KingsCollege Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevantstatutory and professional obligations.To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal informationrelating to patients and staff.To be responsible, with management support, for their own personaldevelopment and to actively contribute to the development ofcolleagues.

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

Infection Control StatementThe post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution tomake to infection control and must be familiar with the infection controland hygiene requirements of this role.These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice onInfection Control and in local policies and procedures which will bemade clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training.These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

Main duties and responsibilities:1. 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 tothis at all times To assess, plan and evaluate individualised programmes of care forpatients in partnership with the patient, their carers and the multidisciplinary team using a family centred approach to care. To be aware of the need to adhere to the trusts policy on valuing equalityand diversity in the work place incorporating the patients a/visitors andstaff perspective To have regard for each patients culture and religious beliefs and torespect each patients privacy, dignity, gender and sexuality. To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice fromstaff members. To rotate to other departments within the speciality as required or asidentified as a personal development need in the appraisal process. To be involved with nursing audits To report adverse incidents which occur in the dept as per policy Ensure clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at alltimes including patient hand overs. To identify and assist in any child protection issues and make referrals tothe appropriate multidisciplinary team members including social services. Maintain effective communication with colleagues and patients and theirfamilies. Education of children and young people and their carers regarding theirillness/injury, health promotion and prevention of future illness/injury To ensure care is delivered in accordance with latest evidence basedpractice guidelines To maintain up to date and comprehensive records of care in accordancewith 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 appropriateand consent is obtained according to current policy.

2. Education and Research To assist in the teaching and practice development of junior colleaguesand students To demonstrate the use of information and research findings to supportand promote evidence based practice within the clinical area Act as a practice supervisor for student nurses/adaption nurses/HCAs To act as a preceptor / mentor to new starters within the team To liaise with appropriate members of the teaching staff, linklecture/lecture practitioner 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 nursingpractice Involvement in link roles with in the paediatric ED3. Management To act as a role model at all times To exercise leadership where appropriate. To Take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of all staff To anticipate day to day staffing problems and take appropriate actions inconjunction with the team leader. To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and seniorstaff as appropriate To ensure that all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures areadhered to by colleagues as appropriate To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with allareas within the Care Group and with associated clinical areas within theTrust To give support and advice to junior ED staff on both clinical andadministrative problems To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanlinesson 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 ofself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in additionto any specific risk management associated with this post To be fully aware of your role in the Chemical Biological Radiological andNuclear (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 EDe.g. Fire/bomb/IT To be fully aware of trust policy in regard to accompanying adults To keep the NIC when appropriate of any significant changes to patients in the dept.

4. Personal Professional Development To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trustand Care Group To maintain your own personal and professional development inaccordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessionsas required To participate in own performance appraisal with an initial three monthlyand the six monthly review with the team leader. To keep up to date with NMC & Trust guidelines and protocols To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional conduct working within andaccepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Practice Supervisor and Assessor
  • Experience in taking charge of a shift
  • Strong clinical skills


  • A leadership qualification
  • Post grade qualification in emergency/HDU/PICU nursing

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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