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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated individuals to lead a team of nurses to deliver high standards of nursing care in a complex, multi-speciality critical care unit. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to support the management of the unit, manage an allocated team of nurses, support all staff within the challenging critical care environment, and have knowledge of the complex systems within which we operate. Possessing exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organisational, skills is essential to this role to in order be able to provide excellent leadership, you will bring with you a proven track record of managing people, and have substantial experience at a band 6 level in a critical care environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior nurse to advance their existing knowledge and skills, as well as being an excellent managerial learning opportunity.

Main duties of the job

To lead a team of nurses to deliver high standards of nursing care.

To work as an expert practitioner in Critical Care and shape the delivery of bed side care.

To demonstrate compassionate leadership and support of all staff.

To be an effective role model

To be responsible for direct management of delegated staff, ensuring robust staff management and performance

To act up for the matron as and when required.

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

  • To have advanced Critical Care expertise to use their knowledge and skills in an holistic approach, so that clinical decision-making leads to prompt and appropriate action in the best interests of the patient
  • To be strongly visible in the clinical area and act as a resource for all staff and students
  • Good verbal and written communication skills so that professional advice or care guidance and instructions are well understood by patients, their relatives and/or carers, and members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensures continuity of patient care through effective staff deployment
  • Ensure safe patient flow within the units, working closely with duty consultant and the Critical Care bed manager as well as outreach team.
  • Ensures good discharge planning so that step down areas and the wards are fully prepared for the patient arrival and that the patient and their families are fully informed.
  • Regularly checks patient care documentation to see that all aspects of care have been considered, individual patients needs identified and that an appropriate care plan exists in relation to meeting the identified needs.
  • To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, and Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, their relatives and carers, colleagues and students.
  • Works effectively as part of the multi-professional, inter-disciplinary team.
  • Is clinically credible and professionally up-to-date with current trends and developments in the clinical speciality.
  • Functions as an effective role model in the clinical setting in demonstrating the application of breadth and depth of nursing knowledge, skills, behaviour and in advising and supporting members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Facilitates and supports the professional development of other nurses.
  • To facilitate the cascade of information ensuring awareness of the Care Group, Trust and NHS initiatives, supporting staff discussion and responding to feedback
  • To ensure compliance with the Trust's EDI Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trust's duty to positively promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups.
  • To have full knowledge of the Trust Major Incident Plan and your role within it.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Post registration award in critical care nursing
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Experience of managing teams/individuals
  • Active engagement with clinical governance processes

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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