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Clinical Team Leader, Emergency Department

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, including HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Kings College Emergency Department is a dynamic environment seeing approximately 130,000 patients a year. It also houses. KCH is a major trauma centre, stroke centre and a tertiary referral centre for neurosurgery, liver and cardiac. The hospital serves a diverse population which is reflected in our work force. There are great opportunities to learn and develop.

As a Team Leader you will be required to support the senior and junior team in ensuring the needs of our patients are met through the delivery of high-quality care. The role involves working as part of a large multidisciplinary team including the medical team, practice development team, safeguarding, youth workers, mental health liaison team and the trauma team. The Team Leader works clinically including unsocial hours and will be expected to work competently in all areas of the Emergency Department as well as taking charge of all areas and the whole Emergency Department.

The Team Leader will also be responsible for managing their own team of nurses and ensuring they meet their potential. You will be actively involved in retention and recruitment. You will also be responsible for link roles giving you the opportunity to drive change and improve standards.

We are looking for an inspirational Team Leader who enjoys teamwork and making a difference to the team and the patients.

Please note, this post may close early if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain and demonstrate advanced clinical expertise in the care of those receiving emergency treatment in the department.
  • To triage, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients and co-ordinating the care given by all members of the clinical team.
  • To demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and attend relevant meetings.
  • To following clinical guidelines and policies and be involved in auditing and developing guidance.
  • To educate service users and their families.
  • Responsibly for medication safety and administration.
  • To support and develop all staff including students in conjunction with Matron and Practice Development team.
  • To promote and encourage the application of research and of evidence-based practices.
  • To participate in any research projects conducted in the clinical area as appropriate.
  • To act as link nurse (e.g., for infection control, sickle cell) ensuring attendance at and contribution to Trust wide meetings. To be responsible for ensuring dissemination of relevant information from these to all staff within the Unit.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is 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 aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice
  • To demonstrate advanced clinical expertise in the care of patients receiving emergency or urgent treatment in the department.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients in the department on an ongoing basis, co-ordinating the care given by all members of the clinical team.
  • To accurately assess and interpret clinical information about the patients condition prior to medical intervention.
  • To instigate appropriate emergency treatment and promptly report changes. To ensure appropriate prioritisation and streaming of emergency patients.
  • To act as a resource to others, providing accurate information, advice and support to the multidisciplinary team, patients and their relatives.

Education and Research
  • To act as a mentor to both junior and senior staff, being responsible for the orientation, supervision and ongoing development of junior and student nurses, in conjunction with Matron and Practice Development staff.
  • To act as practice supervisor, responsible for completing competency documents for junior and senior staff, within agreed timeframes.
  • To act as a mentor to students undertaking further education as requested, ensuring a positive learning experience and facilitating the development of their clinical skills.

  • To manage the clinical workload effectively, ensuring care is prioritised appropriately.
  • To contribute positively towards the delivery of a cost-effective service, adjusting staffing levels to meet demand, and assisting Matron to keep within agreed resources.
  • To monitor staff levels on a daily basis and move staff flexibly around the department.
  • To be a team leader with an identified group of staff, monitoring and documenting the development of their clinical skills, and recording workforce information (STARS).
  • To assist Matron and the head of nursing in recruitment and retention, sickness management and performance management and develop own skills as required.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st level Registered General Nurse
  • Further relevant professional studies within Emergency Nursing

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the Emergency Department.
  • Awareness and understanding of current health issues and recent initiatives within Emergency services

Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to organise and manage day-to-day departmental activities and the activities of large multidisciplinary team within this

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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