Junior Sister - Neuroscience (Charles Polkey ward)

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
13 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Kings College Hospital NHS Trust is situated in SE London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services to a diverse local community. A major teaching hospital in the forefront of academic and nursing excellence, we offer a wide range of general and specialist services, providing an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

The regional Neuroscience service at Kings serves a population of 3.8 million and has an international reputation for motor neuron disease, movement and neuromuscular disorder and epilepsy surgery. Providing a wide range of expert clinical services for both regional and local patients, the service is continually expanding and developing, offering new and exciting career options for nursing. This strong clinical specialty, combined with a nursing team committed to high clinical standards and a supportive environment, makes us a compelling career option for ambitious neuroscience nurses.

Charles Polkey Ward is a 23 bedded unit that takes not only takes emergency and elective neurology patients but also looks after patients undergoing neurosurgery with a wide range of neurological conditions.

This post is looking for someone dynamic, enthusiastic and eager to progress to come join our senior nursing team where you will be supported and guided by the ward manager and the current band 6 team. You will be expected to take charge of shifts and to work with the ward manager to develop an insight into the more managerial aspects of bed management, roster planning and optimization of patient flow to name a few and to support, mentor and assist in the development of junior staff. You will also have responsibility for your own cohort of nurses and will conduct their appraisals and be able to assist the ward manager in areas such as sickness management.

An appropriate post registration qualification and previous experience of leading a team is desirable but not essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a relevant teaching qualification or equivalent experience.

In return we are able to offer the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic specialist nursing team in a modern working environment, with strong peer support and access to excellent educational opportunities, from both in-house studies to degree and the master’s programme.

This would be a great opportunity for someone with a passion for neurosciences who wishes to experience both the medical and surgical aspects of neuro and is looking to progress in their career.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sylvia McLean, Ward Manager on Apply/ Apply or Helena Varley, Matron for Charles Polkey, Apply

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