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Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill
£30,786 - £37,840 Salary Includes London Weighting at 20%
Salary period
15/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse-Critical Care/Intensive Care - No ICU experience required

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

Staff Nurses, King’s Critical Care

Band 5

Full Time 37.5 hours/week

£30,786 - £37,840 Salary Includes London Weighting at 20%

Join a world-class nursing team; we're transforming patient care and we're looking for great nurses to join us. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 nurses who want to advance their career in nursing to join the Critical Care department at one of the UK's best-known hospitals. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our dedicated Critical Care workforce in a prestigious Trust where we are motivated by innovation, the desire to make a difference and our passion for patient centred care.

All you need to join is:

NMC registration

6 months post qualification experience within an acute clinical setting

Desire to succeed in a busy, challenging and exciting environment

To discuss this further you can call us on 020 8138 0957 or apply today and a member of the recruitment team will be in touch.

Main duties of the job

To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high quality nursing care to patients and support to relatives

To work with and support within a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a specified group of patients

To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners

To maintain own personal development with support.

Particular emphasis is put at King’s on the need to ensure that all staff recognize their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.

Working for our organisation

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.

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

Mandatory vaccination from 1st April 2022, there is a legal requirement for staff who have contact with patients and other service users in England to be fully vaccinated (received both doses of an MHRA approved vaccine) against COVID-19. If your role is covered by the regulations, you will be required to provide proof of your full vaccination status as part of your pre-employment checks prior to your start date.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical Practice

To practice within the NMC 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 carer’s and the multi- disciplinary team.

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.

To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team.

To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas within the Division and with associated clinical areas within the Trust.

To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness on the ward / 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 as provided.

To take personal responsibility for resource management.

To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and well–being 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 appraisals.

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.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC registration required

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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