Lead Nurse for Trauma - London

St George's University Hospitals
46897.00 - 54983.00 GBP Annual
12 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Surgery Directorate - Major TraumaGrade
Band 8aContract
Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref

GBP46,897 to GBP54,983 pa incClosing

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George's, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King's Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4's '24 Hours in A&E' programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John's Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people's own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced nurse with a background in major trauma or acute nursing to take the nursing lead in the Trauma Pathway within the Trust and across SW London and Surrey Trauma Network. We are looking for an expert practitioner to provide nursing leadership and promote best practice for the care of patients who have experienced trauma. Applicants should be committed to improving quality and the patients' experience with demonstrable evidence and be able to work at a senior clinical level an acute setting.

The post holder will oversee & coordinate the acute trauma patient pathway from ED through to discharge and oversee the development and implementation of standards and protocols to underpin this. This involves working with multidisciplinary teams across all divisions in the Trust and with colleagues in network trauma units to ensure the best possible care of patients (both adults and children) who have sustained poly-trauma.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the strategic development of the Major Trauma Service across the Trust and within the SW London and Surrey Trauma Network. The successful candidate will lead and manage a team of major trauma nurse practitioners and orthopaedic nurse specialists with a view to establish a seven day a week service.

St George's has been a Major Trauma Centre since April 2010 and receives approximately 1500 trauma calls per annum. St Georges is the Major Trauma Centre for the South West London Trauma Network. The Network incorporates 7 acute hospitals (3 in London and 4 in Surrey), and two ambulance services covering a population of more than 2.6 million. It is one of four Major Trauma Centres in London and from April 2014 will be the second to have a helipad receiving the most seriously injured patients from the Network.

There is evidence of a substantial benefit if all the component units of a trauma system work together as a network with common guidelines, and improved communication leading to measurably better outcomes for patients. This applies to the emergency treatment and also to on-going specialist treatment and rehabilitation.

Opportunities and challenges - your future at St George's

We are one of the country's leading teaching hospitals with an international reputation for teaching and research. The Trust provides general, specialist and tertiary services both locally and nationally.

St George's is based in South West London, offering immediate access to central London and the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Professional development

St George's is committed to valuing its staff and promoting their professional and personal development.
There is a wide range of training and development opportunities accessible to all staff both in house and via external organisations.

The Trust has an excellent reputation for offering specialist courses and facilitating the return to practice of nurses and midwives.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:- The machine readable zone - An ultra violet image - An infra red imageAs part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.