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Practice Development Nurse - Emergency Department

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Kings College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department is a dynamic environment seeing approximately 130,000 patients a year. KCH is a major trauma centre, stroke centre and a tertiary referral centre for neurosurgery, liver and cardiac. The hospital serves a diverse population which is reflected in our work force. There are great opportunities to learn and develop.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Princess Royal University Hospital Emergency Department Practice Development Team as a Band 7 Practice Development Nurse. We are expanding our Education team to facilitate the support of all staff from Health Care Assistants through to Senior Sister/Charge Nurse roles. If you have a genuine passion for supporting the development and education of staff within this fast paced speciality, combined with experience of delivering clinical education across a range of modalities, we'd love to hear from you! Candidates should have proven clinical Emergency Nursing knowledge and skills with experience of leading teams on clinical shifts.

We are looking for an inspirational nurse who enjoys team work and making a difference to the team and the patients.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain primary responsibility for ensuring the Care Group provides a progressive learning environment for all grades of nursing staff.
  • To support and coordinate the development of Health Care Assistants, TNA's, NA's and both pre- and post registration nursing students by co-ordinating educational activities and assessments of learning within the department.
  • To assist in the preparation of internationally educated nurses for their OSCE depending on specialist skills and area of expertise.
  • To support with statutory and mandatory training as required to ensure compliance within the Care Group and Trust wide (including, but not limited to, ALERT, ILS, ALS, PILS, EPLS, APLS, NALS)
  • To actively promote and contribute to inter-professional learning activities across the Care Group and Trust wide.
  • To provide effective role modelling and leadership by working clinically as per service needed and identified job plan clinical percentage
  • To act as the education and training lead for the specialist area of practice
  • To provide pastoral support, guidance and training to all stakeholders on all aspects or pre & post reg nursing / midwifery

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

  • Clinical Practice
    • To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, and Trust Policies and Procedures
    • To ensure that own practice demonstrates current clinical knowledge and latest evidence based practice
    • To work clinically in all allocated wards and departments, working in accordance with an identified urgent need, supporting individual nurses and HCAs in developing their practice, and in response to specific issues raised at care group risk and governance level, including learning from serious incidents
    • To work within the 7 day service as required
    • To produce written accounts of each episode of clinical facilitation, documenting learning achieved and areas for further development
    • To demonstrate specialist nursing knowledge in clinical settings, and support the advancement of knowledge and skills using approved assessment procedures
    • To work effectively as part of the multi-professional, inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and supporting other health care professionals in the promotion and maintenance of an effective learning environment
    • 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 maintain effective working relations with colleagues at all levels and from all professions within the care group, ensuring effective communication at all times
    • To maintain accurate records of training undertaken by each member of staff.
  • Education and Research
    • To facilitate the learning and continuing development of all nursing staff within the department, ensuring that education is responsive to service developments
    • To develop and co-ordinate planned educational programmes and opportunities for all multidisciplinary nursing staff within the care group
    • To advise in relation educational opportunities and assist nurses in developing themselves in accordance with their personal development plan and/or appraisal objectives
    • To support nursing staff in developing clinical competency around specified skills, related to respective speciality
    • To create, sustain and support an environment where practice development and change can flourish
    • To support mentors and preceptors in their role, ensuring that learning opportunities are effectively utilised
    • To promote research awareness by, disseminating appropriate evidence-based and research findings relevant to the clinical practice area. To keep the Associate Director of Nursing Practice Development and Education informed of any new nursing research proposals, and on the progress of research studies approved by the Trust R& D and Ethics Committees
    • To work closely with HEI staff and the Associate Director of Nursing Practice Development and Education in contributing to the development and review of speciality-related nursing courses, and in the evaluation of relevant courses in order to help inform Education Commissioning
    • To work collaboratively with HEIs and other Trust colleagues on Education Quality Reviews in relation to the quality of the clinical learning environment, where applicable, e.g. Sim training, Trachy training, PANIC course for Paed
  • Management
    • To manage own time to ensure balance between clinical and administrative activities
    • To produce appropriate educational data or reports requested by Ward leaders, Matrons, Heads of Nursing
    • To lead in the process of ensuring multi disciplinary training to meet specific initiatives
    • To assist in the process of recruitment of nursing staff for the care group and in conjunction with colleagues, identify and implement educational strategies that support retention
    • To ensure all nursing staff receive a comprehensive and individualised induction and orientation package on commencement of post, including the identification of a named mentor/buddy
    • To actively participate in quality assurance strategies and audit
    • In conjunction with Senior Nursing colleagues identify and address the educational implications of audit findings and clinical incidents
    • To ensure compliance with the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trust's duty to positively promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups
    • To make an active contribution to clinical governance strategies, particularly in relation to producing and/or reviewing nurse-led clinical guidelines
    • To be an active member of the Trusts Practice Development Forum
    • In conjunction with senior nursing colleagues provide direction for the ward/departments and ensure the achievement of identified goals
    • To manage the B6 CPF(s) in liaison with the Lead Nurse for PD
  • Personal Professional Development
    • To actively participate in maintaining own professional development, identifying own educational and clinical training needs with Line Manager
    • To ensure own mandatory training certificates are current
    • To maintain your own personal and professional development attending mandatory study sessions as require
    • To participate in reflective practice, and maintain a personal learning portfolio
    • To keep up to date with NMC, relevant specialist, Faculty & Trust guidelines and protocols
    • To liaise with Heads of Nursing and the Executive Nursing Team regarding any issues arising from undergraduate and post graduate curricula.
  • General
    • 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 Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations
    • To live and role model the Kings Values of:

    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
    • To work with other departments and Divisions to support the achievement of overall Trust objective
    • To adhere at all times to the NMC Professional Code of Conduc
    • 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.
  • Safe Guardin

  • The Trust takes the issues of Safeguarding Children, Adults and addressing Domestic Abuse very seriously. All employees have a responsibility to support the organisation in our duties by
    • attending mandatory training on safeguarding children and adult
    • familiarising themselves with the Trust's processes for reporting concern
    • reporting any safeguarding child or adult concerns appropriate
  • Infection Control Statement

  • The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene procedures and requirements when in clinical areas.

    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 and Qualifications


    • NMC Registered Nurse Level 1 or Level 15 depending on whether working with adults or children
    • A clinical expert either through formal qualification (degree) and/or extensive clinical experience pertinent to the area


    • Masters level study or willingness to work towards this

    Skills and Experience


    • Significant and proven clinical and management skills within a relevant clinical field
    • Demonstrates evidence of developing innovative practice and of being proactive in managing change
    • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary working.


    • Experience of audit.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Princess Royal University Hospital


    BR6 8ND

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