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Paediatric Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum, including High Cost Area
Closing date
13 Aug 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Paediatric Emergency Department for a permanent Band 5 Staff Nurse - 37.5 hours per week.

If you are an efficient worker with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills and able to work under pressure whilst remaining focused on safe good quality care, seeking a new personal challenge we look forward to your application.

If successful, you will be part of a fantastically motivated and forward-thinking team who constantly strive to give the highest standards of care.

The post holder should have up to date knowledge of current issues in patient flow and changes within the NHS. The role is challenging and instrumental to the day-to-day operations within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care.
  • To work effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • To uphold a duty of care and clinical governance To maintain own and others' knowledge of clinical excellence

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 Reach is 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 times.
  • 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 team.
  • To accurately assimilate and interpret clinical information about the patients condition, promptly report changes and instigate remedial action as appropriate.
  • To act as a resource person to others, providing accurate information, advice and support to the multidisciplinary team, patients and their relatives.
  • 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 understand.
  • To ensure that Clinical Guidelines are implemented and to be actively involved in auditing practice in conjunction with Line Manager and practice development staff.
  • 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 standards.
  • 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 findings.
  • To contribute to the health education of patients and their families, ensuring that all patients receive appropriate advice and support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • To actively support the implementation of the Trust nursing strategy and uphold the ethos of the local philosophy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


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

Skills and Compentencies


  • 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.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Awareness and understanding of current acute health issues

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common



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