Senior Staff Nurse - Emergency Department - PRUH

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year .
Closing date
13 Jan 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To work within both the nursing and multi disciplinary team to provide evidence based, holistic care to a group of patients from admission to discharge.
  • To take responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the ward in the absence of more senior staff.
  • To participate in the teaching and supervision of junior staff and student nurses as required.
  • To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide patients and relatives with high quality nursing care.

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

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, experienced, and motivated emergency nurses to join our team as a band 6 senior staff nurse at the Princess Royal University Hospital Emergency Department. You must be a Registered Nurse with relevant Emergency department experience and have completed the ED Course.

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.

We are seeking to recruit staff nurses who are flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care. This post would suit candidates that are committed, not only to their own development but in supporting and developing junior staff. Candidates must be highly motivated with good communication skills and possess the ability to work as part of a team in a challenging environment. Candidates must also express an interest in not only maintaining the quality of our patient care but also in improving it and supporting the senior team through quality assurance in the department.

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

GENERALThe 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 information relating to patients and staff.
  • To be responsible, with management support, for their own personaldevelopment and to actively contribute to the development ofcolleagues.

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.
  • CLINICAL PRACTICETo deliver a high standard of evidence based care to a specified group of patients
  • To adhere to NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all timesTo be responsible for the nursing management of a group of patients, using the nursing process
  • To maintain confidentiality at all timesTo support patients, relatives, carers and friends and where appropriate involve them in the care of the patient
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives,identifying each opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyleTo liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in order to ensure that patients needs are met and that services are delivered in accordance with National Service Frameworks and agreed Clinical Care
  • GuidelinesTo ensure that relevant information regarding the patients needs / condition are communicated to the MDT and that any instructions are acted upon.
  • To be aware of the need to adhere to the Trusts policy on valuing equality and diversity in the workplace, which incorporates the patients / visitors and staff perspective?
  • To have due regard for each patients cultural and religious beliefs and to respect each patients privacy, dignity, gender and sexuality.
  • To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice from senior staff members
  • To rotate to other departments within the speciality as required or as identified as a personal development need in the appraisal process
  • To be involved with nursing audit/essence of care/observations of care
  • To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as per policy.
  • To assist in the investigation of such incidences
  • To ensure contemporaneous record keeping at all times and in line with the Trust policy on documentation.
  • Ensure clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at all times, including patient handovers
  • Participate in Trust and Care Group initiatives to develop nursing practice and support change
  • To promote the well being of children and young people and safeguard them from actual or potential harm and report concerns under the Trust Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Procedures.
  • To accurately identify those children and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse.
  • To be fully aware of your role in the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) plan and the role of other staff within ED
  • To be fully aware of your role in the event of a Major Incident
  • To be fully aware of local plans and trust plans that may impact on the ED e.g. Fire /Bomb /IT
  • To accurately identify those patients at risk of abuse.
  • To be fully aware of the Trusts Safeguarding Procedures and demonstrate the ability to raise concerns and work with other agencies to protect our patients.

  • 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 action in Conjunction with the team leader, sister/charge nurse and head of nursing, to ensure good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.
  • To give support and advice to junior ward staff on both clinical andadministrative problems
  • To ensure effective admission/discharge of patients whilst liaising with the discharge co-coordinator/bed manager
  • To keep the ward sister/charge nurse informed of significant changes in the day to day situation in the department
  • To act as a liaison within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimum, timely patient care.
  • To maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the clinical area, taking remedial action as appropriate and reporting deficits to Modern Matron, as appropriate.
  • To observe a general duty of are for the health, safety and well-being of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post

Person Specification



  • UK NMC Registration
  • Mentorship Course
  • Further professional qualification/ course in emergency nursing
  • Experience of teaching/mentoring/support of staff
  • ILS



  • Minimum of 24 months experience within an emergency setting

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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