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Emergency Department Charge Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) where outstanding care and clinical excellence come together every day.

We are looking for an experienced nurse to join our team in a busy central London teaching hospital as a Band 7 Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Emergency Nurse to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. We have recently completed our �21.7 million re-development of our Emergency Department where we have increased our Majors and Rapid Assessment Treatment (RAT) bays in order to improve services for our growing number of patients as the Department provides ready access to emergency nursing for over 142,000 patients a year.

We have an extensive portfolio of in-house training and aim to provide personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

If you are looking to further your career in a hospital that has cutting edge technology, please apply online.

All posts are subject to Internal Rotation to night duty and pro rata weekends/BH.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Charge Nurse that can offer us:- Significant Emergency Nursing experience to be able to share new skills and knowledge to our excellent team of emergency nurses - A passion for delivering excellent leadership and patient care - A willingness to learn new skills, take charge of the emergency department on a shift by shift basis and lead by example- The ability to communicate effectively and maintain professionalism at all times

-Manage a team of nurses including developing potential and managing performance

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 204

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We have a new Development Programme that is fully funded to support and nurture your Band 7 career. This includes academic courses and study days to enhance your leadership role and guide your development as an experienced Emergency Nurse.

We will provide the funding and study leave to help you grow and develop your Emergency career. Please see the attached development plan for more information.

We have a very friendly and supportive team which is led by a Senior Nurse and a Matron. You will be working alongside a Consultant Nurse and a team of accredited advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) as well Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENPs) as part of the team.

We have a reputation as a center of clinical excellence and our hospitals are in great central London locations and we have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer within the Trust.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Teaching course
  • Relevant clinical course eg: oEmergency Nursing course oLevel 2 Trauma Course (ATNC/TNCC) oALS/APLS certificate
  • Honours degree (Level 3/ FHEQ Level 6) completed or 50% achieved commitment to completion
  • Recognised Leadership course
  • Completion of RCN (ED) and NMTNG (Trauma) level 2 competencies


  • NVQ assessor



  • Significant emergency nursing experience at Junior sister/charge nurse level.



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats

Personal And People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Evidence of working as preceptor/facilitator/mentor
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Experience in leading others and responding to learning needs

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas

People management


  • Able to manage a team including developing potential and performance management

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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