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Staff Nurse - Liver Outpatients

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have vacancies for Staff Nurse on Liver Outpatient
  • To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Trust Policies and Procedures
  • To set agreed standards of nursing care, monitor these and take action to improve if necessary
  • Ensure all patients receive appropriate follow-up and that relevant information is available to enable patients to make an informed choice about their treatment and care
  • Support patients with decision making about their care or treatment, ensuring shared decision making
  • To communicate effectively with patients, their relatives and carers and all healthcare personnel.
  • Ensuring clear documentation in the patient's records of all significant consultations in accordance with Best Records Keeping Guidance
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives, taking every opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • To promote a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to care, ensuring continuity of care in the outpatient setting.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient use of clinic rooms in Liver outpatient for the purpose of the Ambulatory services.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Band 5 staff nurse who can autonomously work in a fast-paced department that sees over 200 patients / day. You will be a part of a very dynamic and diverse team.

We are looking for nurses with an interest in Liver diseases ( including cancer care ) who would like to join our experience and friendly team. You will have excellent communication and compassionate skills, work well as part of our team and be dedicated to provide a high quality patient experience in line with the Kings Values. In return, we will provide you with robust local induction with our dedicated and supportive ward PDNs. You also have access to numerous study days to equip you with the essential skill set & continuous training opportunities with the support of Unit manager, various Clinical Nurse specialists and the matron.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Have the skill to carry out cannulation & venepuncture, access PICC line and other intravenous catheters or willing to learn.
  • You can expect to learn and assist with carrying out venesection safely
  • Provide assistance in caring for patients having their out paracentesis
  • Take and record patients vital signs accurately
  • Willing to learn other skill set required to work in a liver outpatient such fibro-scanning
  • Be well informed and proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers
  • Punctual and reliable member of the team

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Infection Control

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



  • Active UK NMC PIN
  • Relevant experience

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Denmark Hill



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