Newly Qualified Nurse (Adult Wards) - PRUH & South Sites

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£29,553 - £36,265 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
23 Sep 2022

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Acute Care
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

  Job overview

Are you a Student Nurse due to qualify in 2022? Are you looking for the best place to begin your nursing career? Then don’t look any further... King’s is the Trust for you!  We are looking to recruit nurses for our Princess Royal University Hospital and South Sites locations.

As one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offers a supportive and innovative nursing environment dedicated to delivering excellence in patient care whilst providing scope for professional development.

As a newly qualified nurse, we offer a structured training and support programme, the Preceptorship Programme offered at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to begin your nursing career in a hospital with a reputation of excellence for patient care, and as a renowned Clinical Research and Trauma Centre.

The aim of the preceptorship programme is to enable you to gain experience in order to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to practice autonomously as a confident and competent practitioner within King’s. You will be given a named preceptor to support you through the programme and a dedicated facilitator who oversees the programme to ensure you receive continuous support and learning opportunities.


Main duties of the job


  • 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.


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

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. 

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 King’s 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. 

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active NMC registration at time of starting appointment


Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching hospitals.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke and major trauma centre's; In 2013, we acquired the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary's Sidcup following the dissolution of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

We now provide care to 1.5 million patients in Southwark, Lambeth, Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham and elsewhere in south east London and parts of Kent. Over 10,000 babies are delivered by our hospitals each year, and over 750 patients come to our Emergency Departments every day. For more information, please visit the website

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