Senior Staff Nurse - Emergency Department - PRUH

Orpington, Greater London, England
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 37152.0 - 43994.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 37152.0 - 43994.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Jun 2022
13 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety
and well being 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.
  • 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

Infection Control Statement
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.

    To deliver a high standard of evidence based care to a specified group of patients
  • To adhere to NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times
    To be responsible for the nursing management of a group of patients, using the nursing process
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times
    To support patients, relatives, carers and friends and where appropriate involve them in the care of the patient
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives,
    identifying each opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle
    To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in order to ensure that patients' needs are met and that services are delivered in accordance with National Service Frameworks and agreed Clinical Care
  • Guidelines
    To ensure that relevant information regarding the patients' needs / condition are communicated to the MDT and that any instructions are acted upon.
  • To be aware of the need to adhere to the Trust's policy on valuing equality and diversity in the workplace, which incorporates the patients' / visitors' and staff perspective?
  • To have due regard for each patient's cultural and religious beliefs and to respect each patient's privacy, dignity, gender and sexuality.
  • To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice from senior staff members
  • To rotate to other departments within the speciality as required or as identified as a personal development need in the appraisal process
  • To be involved with nursing audit/essence of care/observations of care
  • To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as per policy.
  • To assist in the investigation of such incidences
  • To ensure contemporaneous record keeping at all times and in line with the Trust policy on documentation.
  • Ensure clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at all times, including patient handovers
  • Participate in Trust and Care Group initiatives to develop nursing practice and support change
  • To promote the well being of children and young people and safeguard them from actual or potential harm and report concerns under the Trust Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Procedures.
  • To accurately identify those children and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse.
  • To be fully aware of your role in the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) plan and the role of other staff within ED
  • To be fully aware of your role in the event of a Major Incident
  • To be fully aware of local plans and trust plans that may impact on the ED e.g. Fire /Bomb /IT
  • To accurately identify those patients at risk of abuse.
  • To be fully aware of the Trust's Safeguarding Procedures and demonstrate the ability to raise concerns and work with other agencies to protect our patients.

  • To act as a role model at all times
  • To exercise leadership where appropriate
  • To take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of all staff
  • To anticipate day to day staffing problems and take appropriate action in Conjunction with the team leader, sister/charge nurse and head of nursing, to ensure good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.
  • To give support and advice to junior ward staff on both clinical and
    administrative problems
  • To ensure effective admission/discharge of patients whilst liaising with the discharge co-coordinator/bed manager

Ref: PRUH1005B

Job Details

Senior Staff Nurse - Emergency Department - PRUH

Orpington, Greater London, Englandd King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£ 37152.0 - 43994.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
14 Jun 2022
13 Jul 2022

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