Lead Nurse Urgent and Emergency Care - Band 8b

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience On call is a requirement for this role
Closing date
30 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
  • The post holder will be an integral member of the divisional and the director of nursing's leadership team and take responsibility for key areas of delivery within our outstanding care personally delivered, by ensuring we have the right colleagues, with the right skills in the right place at the right time to service the needs and care or our patients.
  • The post holder will provide a key leadership role within the trust and be responsible for the development and maintenance of systems and processes that support the delivery of safe patient care.
  • You will ensure patients and commissioners will choose to use the Trust's services again in the future, and patients will share their positive experiences with others.
  • The Lead Nurse will collaborate closely with the divisional senior leadership team General Manager, Deputy General Manager, and the Clinical Director, providing leadership for the Urgent and Emergency Care CBU
  • The post-holder will ensure that the divisional leadership team is fully informed of the delivery, progress, and risks associated with their responsibilities and accountabilities, escalating risk and providing assurance where required
  • As an integral part of this relationship to ensure there are regular meetings between all stakeholders responsible to ensure delivery, governance and transformation, including annual planning where you are required to set out planned activity, strategic goals and workforce plans

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Main duties of the job

  • Take a lead role in supporting compliance with key quality assurance systems, particularly national and regional service standards across the Clinical Business Unit.
  • Providing strategic nursing leadership and professional advice within the Clinical Business Unit in a climate of change that enables the consistent delivery of high-quality services to patients and families.
  • Supporting the divisional and CBU leadership team to ensure the Clinical Business Unit delivers its annual plan.
  • Support other CBU areas as may be required
  • Participate and ensure establishment reviews and protocols reflect national guidance while considering local context of patient trends, demands and needs.
  • Investigate and respond to issues associated with nurse staffing as required, analyses and triangulate trends and data with activity and patient dependence and acuity work with care groups to develop remedial plans as required.
  • Responsible and accountable for the quality of services provided within the Clinical Business Unit.
  • Providing strategic nursing leadership including offering professional advice within the Clinical Business Unit in a climate of change in order to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality care and service to patients and their families.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with leaders that are responsible and accountable for a consistent and clear work program and report upwards to the divisional leadership team

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About us

This is an exciting time for an ambitious individual to join the Medicine Division within our rural trust, operating a number of hospital sites across the wonderful county of Lincolnshire.

The Lincolnshire health economy has many unique challenges, and with that comes huge opportunities for those who wish to join an innovative trust that truly believes in the evolution of services for the benefit of our patients.

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust provides care and treatments across four main hospitals: Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham Hospital, Louth Hospital, and Boston Pilgrim Hospital. We have a presence in other community locations, which allows us to deliver care closer to home. Each of our sites is integral and dynamic, which provides a real edge in keeping wait times short whilst maintaining choice for our patients.

We are ambitious and work closely with our system partners as part of the sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) to create a positive future for health and care in Lincolnshire.

Working and living in Lincolnshire offers a range of opportunities to suit every lifestyle, from rural country living to vibrant city living. We have villages, towns, and cities with some of the best schools in the country. Enjoy a better lifestyle in a truly diverse and dynamic country that is waiting to welcome you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Educated to Degree level or Equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development post registration


  • Masters Level Qualification
  • Leadership or Management Qualification

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working in a leadership role within an acute hospital setting at matron level or equivalent
  • Evidence of delivering significant organisational change projects
  • Evidence of leading improvements in patient experience and operational performance

- Knowledge - Skills - Aptitudes


  • Ability to quickly establish effective working relationships, to develop strong team working across the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates personal credibility and adopts a personal style that encourages others to be open. Creates a culture that encourages creativity and innovation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and facilitation skills with ability to gain and maintain credibility, to motivate and engage others and influence and negotiate successful outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle complex or difficult situations with authority and commitment at a senior level
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver in a pressurised environment to demanding timescales
  • Ability to identify and apply at all levels appropriate and responsive communication mechanisms
  • Ability to facilitate change including deployment of service modernisation techniques and change management Skills
  • Ability to take personal responsibility
  • Coaching/mentoring experience/skills
  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies, e.g. Productive series and has the confidence to make difficult or unpopular decisions and, through example, empower others to do the same.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of clinical and corporate governance and risk management systems and processes
  • Highly effective presentation skills and the ability to present well-reasoned and structured argument orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise budgetary control and to manage within agreed Resources
  • Standard keyboard skills and proficiency in the use of ICT applications to support efficient work activity, including the analysis, interpretation and presentation of complex data
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda.

Specific Requirements


  • Must be able to travel between sites
  • Complete on-call rota

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Hybrid role across Lincolnshire

Lincoln County and Other ULHT sites



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