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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Day Surgery Unit

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,768 Per annum, per rota including High Cost Area.
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

The Alan Cumming's Day Surgery ward can accommodate 31 patients including 9 beds reserved for paediatrics. The unit have paediatrics elective surgery for a variety of specialities including ENT, General, Orthopaedics, Community Dental, Urology and Ophthalmics.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our paediatric team. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join our friendly team. If you are motivated to continue your professional development in gaining further skills in leadership and management, our department should be your place of choice.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both perioperative patients and their relatives within the King's College Hospital.
  • To be a safe and effective nurse able to provide high quality care to young people and support to their parent/ guardian.
  • To work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a group of patients from admission to discharge in the department.
  • To act as a clinical resource within the Department and across the Care Group as necessary.
  • To act as appositive role model to junior members of staff.

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 require individuals ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and 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 to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan. 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 multidisciplinary 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. Staff Nurse (Band 5) Job Description Date of Origin: June 2009 3
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
  • We want to be an organisation where everyone shares a commitment to delivering the very best care and feels like their contribution is valuable and valued.
  • At Kings we are a kind, respectful team:

Kind. We show compassion and understanding and bring a positive attitude to our work

Respectful. We promote equality, are inclusive and honest, speaking up when needed

Team. We support each other, communicate openly, and are reassuringly professional
  • 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 '' email account which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active NMC registration at time of starting appointment

Skills and Compentencies


  • Proficiency in dispensing and administrating oral & IV medication.
  • Able to manage patients emotional needs and demonstrate empathy and caring.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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