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Ward Leader

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are seeking 2 highly motivated, enthusiastic nurses to join Katherine Monk Ward as a Ward Managers for a 1 year fixed term contract. The successful candidates will work together to provide 7 day cover and will compromise of a 50/50 split between clinical and managerial responsibilities over a seven day service to include long days/nights and weekends. Katherine Monk Ward is a 26 bedded Trauma Ward in Kings College Hospital serving the South East of London, the ward is fast paced, demanding and has multiple trauma/surgical specialties. You must demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. We require individuals who are forward thinking, well organised and with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. You will lead by example, commit to team working and will have the necessary skills to support the team. Excellent communication skills, ability to support and empower others, a passion for working in trauma and surgery as well as proactive approach to delivery of high standards of evidence based care are essential components to this post. You must have the ability to promote patient centred care and establish good relationships with staff, patients and families. To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team and with the support of the Matron and band 6 team lead and develop the team and the service we deliver.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role for the successful candidate include:

1.To assume responsibility for the trauma ward and provide clinical leadership to the nursing team.

2.To lead and develop the nursing team in the care of trauma and orthopaedic patients and assist in the development of clinical competencies

3.To provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both the patients and their relatives within the King's College Hospital.

4.To act as a clinical resource within the ward and across the Care Group as necessary.

5.To be an effective clinical leader and role model with good delegation and supervisory abilities.

6.To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide patients and relatives with high quality nursing care

7.To undertake managerial responsibilities ensuring staff management is safe, effective and within the assigned budget. Strong involvement in recruitment and retention programmes.

8. To work alongside the ward consultant and service manager to drive forward quality and excellent patient care

9. To provide 7 day leadership and visibility on the ward.

About us

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 around 14,000 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) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

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.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis 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. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detail of job description and main responsibilities please see attached full job description and personal specification.

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Further relevant professional studies
  • Ability to organise and manage day to day departmental activities and the activities of large multidisciplinary team within this.
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise relevant to the trauma speciality
  • Communication skills


  • An understanding of HR processes and issues pertaining to staff management
  • An understanding of nursing issues in relation to finance management

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kings College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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