Staff Nurse – Medical Wards 1 & 2 - PRUH
We are currently recruiting full time staff nurses to work in our Medical Respiratory Wards and Elderly Care Wards at our Princess Royal University Hospital (and associated sites in Kent), part of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Applications are welcomed from registered nurses and applicants must have experience working in an acute hospital.
We conduct video interviews and have an efficient recruitment process in place so you can start working as soon as possible. We are currently offering full time shift work on a permanent contract. We will endeavour to place you in an area that suits your skills and qualifications, depending on the vacancies of the Trust at the time of your recruitment. You will be provided with the support and training that you need to succeed in your role.
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Interviews will take place at regular intervals, and we will contact you to arrange. We may look at applications and contact applicants throughout the duration of the vacancy being live.
Main duties of the job
To provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care to patients from admission to discharge.
- 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.
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. 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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
KEY DUTIES AND 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 Trust’s policy on valuing equality and diversity and showing due regard for each patient’s cultural and religious beliefs, gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality.
- Strictly adhering to the National Code of Practice on Infection Control.
Maintaining own and others’ knowledge of clinical excellence through:
- 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.
- To maintain strict confidentiality of staff and patient records, in line with Trust Policy: any unauthorised breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action.
- To ensure that acceptable standards of data protection are maintained, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
- To observe the rules, policies and procedures in place at King’s College Hospital.
- To carry out duties as an employee and service-provider with due regard to the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
- To participate in team meetings as required by your team leader.
- Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, the post holder has a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of oneself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
- To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade, which may be required from time to time.
- You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, 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 observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff. Staff
- To be responsible, with management support, for your 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.
- 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.
- Registered Nurse (RN1) with active UK NMC registration
- Experience in an acute environment
- Able to manage a deteriorating patient
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Catherine Mcgarry
- Job title
- Head of Nursing
- Email address