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Neuro Rehabilitation
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Orpington Hospital
£29,553 - £36,265 per annum inc HCA
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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse - Ontario Neuro-rehabilitation - ORP

Band 5

Job overview

Job Purpose

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

Main Duties & 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. 

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, experienced and motivated band 5 staff nurses to join the Neuro-Rehabilitation Team at Orpington Hospital.

The Ontario Ward, specialises in the care of patients recovering from neurological events.

The 20-bed facility and staffing has been uplifted, enhancing its capacity to offer 14 (Level 2B) beds for active neurological rehabilitation for patients. The remaining 6 beds continue to be used as step down beds for patients from neuroscience wards at Denmark Hill with an anticipated stay of two weeks.

The key aim of the neuro-rehabilitation service is to offer specialist active rehabilitation for patients with neurological needs, assisting them in achieving physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing; as well as facilitating family, vocational and community re-engagement.

You must be a registered Nurse with current NMC Registration. Experience in neuroscience nursing is desirable, However post registration experience in an acute setting is essential.

We can Offer you:

  • An interdisciplinary approach to care
  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • Training and development
  • The opportunity to help support individuals to live as independent a life as possible

Opportunity to work as part of a dynamic specialist nursing team in a modern 20 bedded working environment, with strong peer support and access to excellent educational opportunities, from both in-house studies to degree and masters programmes.

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

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. 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 King’s 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.


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 adults
  • familiarising themselves with the Trust's processes for reporting concerns 
  • reporting any safeguarding child or adult concerns appropriately

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


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration RN1

Skills / Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in an acute environment
  • Able to manage a deteriorating patient

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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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Angela Ewaleifoh
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Ward Manager
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