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Specialist RMN-RGN Practitioner

Job Reference: 213-UPACS-3009

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Havens, pan London
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inc HCA

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 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

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.

The Havens, Specialist Practitioner – RGN or RMN or dual trained RGN / RMN

Female only post: This post is a genuine occupational qualification under the Sex Discrimination Act, sections 7 (2) b and 7(2) e

The Havens are sexual assault referral centres based on three sites - Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington. The service is provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Havens are a longstanding partnership initiative between the Mayors' Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and NHS England to provide comprehensive forensic, medical and psychosocial aftercare services to complainants of serious sexual assault. The Havens provide an open access service to a diverse population covering 36 London boroughs.

Haven staff work closely with Police services, other health services and other agencies (including Voluntary Agencies.) The post-holders will have a base at one of the Havens, but they will be required at times to cover any Haven site to ensure service delivery. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a “Centre of Excellence” and a highly motivated team.

The Havens offer an environment in which staff are encouraged to learn and develop skills when caring for clients who have experienced sexual assault. There are a diverse range of learning opportunities including, child and adult safeguarding, the criminal justice process, the opportunity to attend adult and paediatric forensic courses, telephone triaging and handling calls from clients who have experienced recent sexual assault.

The service is non-judgemental and confidential. The post-holder will manage the process of women, men and children attending the centre, providing sensitive and empowering advocacy support, while assisting with the collection of forensic evidence. The post-holder will also provide medical follow up care in the form of sexual health screening.

The post-holder will provide advice and support to clients and colleagues. They will be responsible for supporting the Senior Sister in the daily routine management of the Haven, with support from the other Forensic Sisters and crisis workers. The post-holder will deputise for the senior nurse in her absence.

The post-holder will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills and will

work to develop and implement strategies to support evidence based intervention.

The post-holder is expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. They are expected to be self-motivated, innovative and creative. The post-holder will contribute to teaching, training, audit, research, service development and review of relevant service policies and guidelines.

The post may require some evening and weekend work.

The post holder must have significant post registration experience in Genito-Urinary

Medicine or an appropriate Women’s health specialty.

The post-holder is expected to have a willingness to rise to the challenges presented by this area of work and a commitment to providing an excellent service to clients who have experienced sexual assault.

It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if there is a high response.

A group exercise may take place prior to interviews if we receive a high number of applicants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shivani Panchal, Senior Sister at Haven Camberwell (020) 3299 1169 or Rashidah Namusisi, Senior Sister Haven at Haven Whitechapel (020) 3299 6910.


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  • All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
  • Due to a high volume of applications, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. It is therefore recommended that you apply promptly

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King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Website

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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