This post offers excellent experience in inpatient respiratory paediatrics, haematology and oncology, all aspect of general paediatrics, inpatient paediatric surgery, neurology and inpatient work on a paediatric neuro-surgical ward, a 10-bedded unit providing a regional service. King's provides the emergency services for the local population and there is a separate children's area in the A&E Department where paediatric emergencies are seen.
Main duties of the job
Clinical: All aspects of documentation and care of medical and surgical paediatric inpatients including private patients. Attendance in Paediatric Accident and Emergency, management of patients in the Neurosurgical ward.
Teaching: Assistance in conjunction with consultants, lectures and specialist registrars with the teaching of undergraduates.
Research: Involvement in the research interests of the department will be encouraged.
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.
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
Mandatory vaccination from 1stApril 2022, there is a legal requirement for staff who have contact with patients and other service users in England to be fully vaccinated (received both doses of an MHRA approved vaccine) against COVID-19. If your role is covered by the regulations, you will be required to provide proof of your full vaccination status as part of your pre-employment checks prior to your start date.
You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
You are required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
You are required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
You are required to be responsible, with management support, for your own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
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.
This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holders.
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