Kings College Hospital
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Locations: Denmark Hill, Bromley and Orpington
Are you a caring person? This could be a great opportunity for you. Join Team King’s and we’ll train, support and develop you to do a job to be proud of, providing excellent patient care.
About the role
Working alongside, and supporting the nursing team, you’ll make patients feel safe, comfortable and well cared for.
After full training, you’ll help patients with daily activities and encourage their independence wherever possible. This will involve helping patients to wash and dress, eat and drink, and move about the ward, including helping them go to the toilet. Your other responsibilities will include monitoring patients by checking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, maintaining accurate patient records and collecting specimens such as blood samples.
You don’t need previous healthcare experience to apply although this, or customer service experience, is desirable. You will need Functional Skills Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy, or GCSEs in Maths and English, and NVQ Level 2 or equivalent level of knowledge.
Most importantly you must be a considerate, communicative and reliable team worker, with a compassionate, patient-focussed attitude. You’ll need to be able to work on your own initiative as well as follow instructions and, with basic IT skills, maintain accurate patient records.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals. Across our five sites – King’s College Hospital, the Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital, Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup – we provide a full range of high-quality healthcare and specialist clinical services to people across south London and Kent, and from all over the world.
As a world-class centre of medical research excellence and pioneers in innovative surgical techniques, we’re recognised internationally for our work in many areas, including Stroke and Major Trauma, Liver Disease and Transplantation, Neurosciences, Haemato-oncology, Cardiac and Foetal Medicine.
Why join Team King’s?
We work together to make a difference in our community and inspire confidence in our care – ensuring that we always put patients first. We also work hard to enable our people to keep aiming higher. So, whatever you want to achieve – pursuing professional development, progressing your career, gaining new knowledge and experience, or simply taking pride in providing world-class care – this is the place for you.
Every member of Team King’s is important, so we’ll support you to maintain a good work-life balance as well as develop your career. Our attractive employment package includes a range of flexible working opportunities, generous holiday allowance, access to the NHS pension scheme and a range of lifestyle benefits.