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Nurse Team Leader - Emergency Department

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for Nurse Team Leaders who share our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse within an urgent and emergency care setting, who strives in a busy, demanding work environment and is looking to take the next step in your nursing career? If so, this may be the role for you!

In October 2023 East and North Hertfordshire urgent and emergency care services received significant revenue investment. Therefore, we are looking to increase our Nurse Team Leaders.

Our emergency department sees over 135,000 patients a year and we have a nursing team of over 200 staff to deliver high quality, compassionate care to every patient who enters our department. Wellbeing is incredibly important to us, we have a close-knit team who support each other. Our matrons support with regular catch-up sessions and we encourage debriefing and feedback. We also have a newly redecorated staff room to encourage a more relaxing environment for our much-needed break times.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

At times you will be responsible for the shift co-ordination of one of the key areas within the emergency department i.e. Streaming and Triage, Ambulance Handover, Resus, Majors and CDU.

You will ensure that patient care is of the highest possible standard and provide advice and support to all staff working in the area.

You will be responsible for the development, monitoring and auditing of standards for use in the clinical area.

Ensuring that care delivered in the clinical area is of the highest quality, supported by research and in accordance with local and national policies, procedures and guidelines.

Working in collaboration with other key staff in the clinical group, maintain effective use of bed availability by timely and effective admission and discharge.

About us

At East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration course in teaching/assessing and mentorship
  • Teaching / attendance of ATLS, ALS, ILS, ATNC


  • Sign of mentor status
  • Degree course in emergency care

Previous Experience


  • Management experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Commitment to learning
  • Experience of assessing and teaching pre-registration students
  • Experience in supporting and developing unqualified nurses
  • Currently working in an acute environment within the NHS


  • Minimum of 5 years working in an ED department



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Self motivated and flexible
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work alongside staff and influence change
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be adaptive and responds well in times of stress
  • Streaming and triage skills


  • Evidence of progression and development in ED and acute medicine skills

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Corey's Mill Lane



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