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Emergency Department Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Kings Lynn
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the newly created Urgent and Emergency Care division to expand our senior team within the Emergency Department for a fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 6 months.

The Emergency Department is looking for a experienced Registered Nurse to work alongside the existing Senior Sister and Charge Nurse team.

You will facilitate the day to day management of the department alongside the departmental lead and wider team with a view to leading the team into exciting new times to ensure the highest standards of emergency care for the people who live in our local community.

Main duties of the job

  • Having continuing responsibility for the 24 hour management of the ward and delivery of patient care.
  • To have responsibility for the line management of ward based nursing staff e.g. Housekeeper, Ward Clerk.
  • To promote continuous development in clinical practice and deliver of patient care, encouraging innovation, improvement and appropriate change in service delivery.
  • To manage resources within agreed budget.
  • To provide a suitable and stimulating learning environment for students and for the ongoing professional development of registered staff.
  • To maintain communication networks at all appropriate clinical and managerial levels.

For an extensive list please see the job description.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team in the Emergency Department are dedicated, committed and hard working and are excited to be welcoming a new member of the team.

The successful candidate can expect a warm welcome and as much support and assistance as they require to ensure they excel in their career with this department.
  • Working closely with the wider hospital team
  • Day to day team management - appraisals, rota creation, 1:1s, support
  • Working with the wider Emergency Department (a working knowledge of ED would be beneficial but not required and suitable training would be provided)
  • Keeping working relationships between the wards, the Emergency Department and Acute Medicine as close as possible

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Good general education
  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of further continued professional development
  • Degree in Nursing



  • Previous experience as an Band 6 grade
  • Previous experience as shift/team leader
  • Experience of teaching students, HCAs and qualified staff


  • Experience of participating in budget management
  • Some of this substantial experience is to be within an Emergency Department



  • Competency in IV drug administration
  • Infusion pump skills


  • Evidence of leadership within a nursing role

Knowledge/ Understanding


  • Knowledge of up to date nursing and NHS issues

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 4ET

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