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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Emergency Department

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum, including High Cost Area
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

Job Details

We are recruiting for aSenior Staff Nurse within our Paediatric Emergency Department. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of emergency nursing and be able to translate this into effective nursing practice. They will need to have proven leadership skills be energetic, hardworking, proactive, as well as committed to their own professional development and that of others.

Daily leadership within the Children's ED, responsible for shift oversight, resus management of patients, safeguarding and showing leadership.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both the patients and their relatives within the King's College
  • To take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by the Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse/ Head of Department.
  • To assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of nurses within the ward complement.
  • To act as a clinical resource within the ward and across the Care Group as
  • To act as a positive role model to junior staff members. Particular emphasis is put at Kings on the need to ensure that all staff recognise their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner and to maintain patient confidentiality at all

Key Working Relationships

Patients, carers, nurses, other members of the multi-disciplinary team, local adult social care services and relevant voluntary organisations

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

Clinical Practice
  • To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and adhere to this at all
  • To demonstrate clinical expertise in the care of any patients receiving treatment in the ward/ department
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients on the Ward on an ongoing basis, co-ordinating the care given by all members of the clinical
  • To accurately assimilate and interpret clinical information about the patients condition, promptly report changes and instigate remedial action as
  • To act as a resource person to others, providing accurate information, advice and support to the multidisciplinary team, patients and their
  • To ensure that accurate records are maintained reflecting both changes in the patients condition and the treatment delivered.
  • To ensure that patients and their relatives are updated regularly with accurate information, and ensure that this is presented in a way that they
  • To ensure that Clinical Guidelines are implemented and to be actively involved in auditing practice in conjunction with Line Manager and practice development
  • To ensure that practice is evidence based and with support assist in the development of policies and protocols within the clinical area.
  • To uphold high standards of nursing care, according to existing policies and
  • To support the Ward Managers and Modern Matron in processes of continuous quality improvement, formally evaluating standards of care and assisting in the implementation of changes in the light of such
  • To contribute to the health education of patients and their families, ensuring that all patients receive appropriate advice and support to maintain a healthy
  • To actively support the implementation of the Trust nursing strategy and uphold the ethos of the local

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered Pediatric General Nurse
  • Mentorship programme or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Further professional studies relevant to the clinical area



  • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area.
  • Communication skills - able to relate and communicate with patients and staff at all levels and from different professions. Adapts communication style as necessary and is able to work with and through others.
  • Team building and working skills - able to lead a team to achieve results

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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