Staff Nurse - Critical Care - PRUH

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year inc high cost area
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Job Summary:
  • To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high quality nursing care to patients and support to relatives
  • To work with support, within a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a specified group of patients from admission to discharge.
  • To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as appropriate.
  • To maintain own personal development with support.

  • Particular emphasis is put at King's on the need to ensure that all staff recognise their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous and patient focused manner.

    Main duties of the job

    We are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and motivated nurses to provide outstanding clinical nursing care within the Critical Care department at the Princess Royal University Hospital site in Bromley. Our multidisciplinary team are friendly and proactive, providing level 3 and level 2 Critical Care in a purpose built, spacious ten bedded unit. This busy dynamic unit admits emergency and elective admissions from a variety of specialities.

    An exciting opportunity to join our dedicated Critical Care Team in a prestigious Trust where we are motivated by innovation, the desire to make a difference and our passion for patient centred care. If you have a caring and compassionate approach to your work and patients, and want to join a motivated, friendly and supportive team, we are keen to hear from you. Requirements for application include: NMC registration, post qualification experience within an acute clinical setting, Desire to succeed in a busy, challenging and exciting environment.

    In return for your commitment and hard work, we encourage your education & development. A dedicated Critical Care education team provides Band 5 nurses with a structured and proven development programme, supporting individuals gain the required skills and knowledge to become excellent Critical Care nurses. This comprehensive educational package includes the opportunity to undertake the Intensive Care course at King's College London and gain academic credits towards a BSc or MSc pathway.

    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

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    Clinical Practice

    To practice within the NMC The Code: Professional Standards (2015) and

    adhere to this at all times

    To assess, plan and evaluate individualised programmes of care for patients in partnership with the patient, their carers and the multi-disciplinary team June 2019

    To support and assist in the health education of patients and their families

    To ensure care is delivered in accordance with latest evidence based practice guidelines

    To ensure that patients and next of kin are informed as appropriate and as consented to by the patient themselves

    To maintain up to date and comprehensive records of care in accordance

    with NMC and legal requirements

    To maintain patient confidentiality at all times

    To support junior colleagues, students, and visitors to the department

    To demonstrate effective communication and customer care skills with patients and their relatives/carers, thereby acting as a positive role model for nurses and other staff

    To act in a professional manner at all times

    Education and Research

    To assist in the teaching and practice development of junior colleagues

    and students

    To demonstrate the use of information and research findings to support and promote evidence based practice within the clinical area

    To participate in research and audit within the unit

    To support the use of Trust and local protocols and guidelines to enhance best practice

    To participate in Trust and Divisional initiatives to develop nursing practice


    To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and senior

    staff, as appropriate

    To ensure that all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures are

    adhered to by colleagues as appropriate June 2019

    To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team

    To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all

    areas in the Division and with associated clinical areas within the Trust

    To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the clinical environment and associated areas in the department, and report as appropriate

    To share knowledge and skills developed with other members of the multi-disciplinary team

    To participate in reflection & /or Clinical Supervision sessions

    To take personal responsibility for resource management

    To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post

    Personal Professional Development

    To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and local to Critical Care

    To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with CPD requirements, attending mandatory training sessions as required

    To undergo and actively participate in your own yearly performance appraisal

    To keep up to date with NMC & Trust guidelines and protocols

    To adhere to the NMC Code (2015) working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence


    The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post. June 2019

    To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation 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 their own 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.

    All employees must hold an account which will be the Trusts formal route for email communication. You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.

    Infection Control Statement

    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


    • Active UK NMC Registration qualification and appropriate experience to speciality being recruited to
    • Significant acute ward experience in managing acutely ill patients and gain appropriate first line and second line support


    • Mentorship course

    Employer details

    Employer name

    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Princess Royal University Hospital

    Farnborough Common


    BR6 8ND

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