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 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.
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, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.
The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.
King’s College Hospital NHS Trust is situated in SE London and provides comprehensive healthcare 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 King’s 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.
Murray Falconer Ward cares for patients who are having elective (planned) brain or spine neurosurgery. The ward is attached to the Neuroscience Admission Lounge, where neurosurgery patients are assessed before surgery.
The ward also cares for patients having planned orthopaedic surgery.
The ward has 31 beds divided into a series of bays and 11 side rooms. It is named after Murray Falconer (1910-1977), a distinguished neurosurgeon who set up the neurosurgical unit at the Maudsley Hospital in 1949. He is renowned for his pioneering work in using surgery to treat drug-resistant epilepsy.
This post is looking for someone dynamic, enthusiastic and eager to progress to come join our nursing team where you will be supported and guided by the ward manager the current band 6 team and your band 5 peers. You will be expected to plan provide and evaluate holistic individualised care to patients with a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions and work together with the band 2’s delegating tasks where appropriate. As you develop and progress within the role you will be expected to work towards and then be signed off as competent in taking charge of the ward on shifts and providing peer support to students and junior staff.
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 such as the Neuroscience Nursing course.
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 whilst acquiring key skills to further enhance your own career development.
In order to be successful, you must have current NMC registration.