Junior Sister - Children's Surgical Ward
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 Foundation Trust in South East London is a large teaching hospital at the forefront of academic and nursing excellence. We are looking to recruit a part time, permanent Band 6 Junior Sister for the General Surgical Unit within the Children Surgical Ward, Variety Children’s Hospital at King’s.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a diverse team on a 21 bedded Surgical Ward with specialist interest in General Surgery and Neurosurgery. The Unit comprises 10 Neurosurgical beds and 11 General Surgery beds. We treat a wide range of Neurosurgical associated illnesses and are the national and regional Centre for the care of children with neurosurgical conditions and national referral system for Epilepsy surgery and have 2 Neuro rehabilitation. The 10 neurosurgical beds comprise of patients with hydrocephalus, brain and spinal tumours and post traumatic injuries.
The ward has strong relationships with the clinical nurse specialist and in house PDN support. The nursing team is skilled to deliver exceptional standard of care to highly dependent children and their families. No previous experience is required as we offer in house training and support. We receive elective/planned admissions and acute patients directly from the emergency department. We have established links with both the Children’s Community Nursing Teams as well as a unique “Paediatric Hospital @ Home” service offering ongoing care and treatment in the Child’s home.
As a junior sister you will work closely with ward manager and the multidisciplinary team in developing this specialty through innovative and forward-thinking ways. This exciting opportunity requires a confident, dynamic children’s nurse to support the ward manager to lead and manage the nursing team. As a junior, sister you will be able to influence further developments and improvements within this service in conjunction with the current senior team.
You must be a registered children’s nurse with extensive clinical experience within a comparable Paediatric setting and must hold a mentorship qualification or equivalent. You will have excellent communication and leadership skills and be able to work independently and also as part of a team. In return you can expect excellent support and encouragement for personal and professional development.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Helen Keane
Job title Ward Manager
Additional contact information
Matron Amanda Aldred on or email
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