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Ward Manager - Toni & Guy Ward

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of the nursing service on Toni & Guy Ward,
  • Ensuring the nursing care delivered is of a high standard,
  • Appropriate and effective utilization of human and physical resources,
  • The demonstration of effective leadership and motivation of staff,
  • To be an effective role model.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as the Band 7 Ward Manager on Toni & Guy Ward at Kings College Hospital. We are looking for a dynamic Ward Manager to lead our team of both skilled and more junior nurses.

You must be a Registered Children's Nurse with excellent clinical skills, self-motivated, enthusiastic and committed to providing high standards of care for all our paediatric patients, their families and carers. The ability to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be an experienced Paediatric Nurse and have a proven track record of being able to provide leadership to ensure the highest possible standards, supported by a team of peer Matrons, Lead Nurse and Head of Nursing.

To be eligible for this post you must be a registered nurse with clinical experience within a children's ward, worked in the capacity of a band 6 nurse and must hold a mentorship qualification (ENB 998 or equivalent).

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities:1. Clinical Practice To have advanced holistic patient assessment skills (ie: history taking andphysical examination skills) so that clinical decision-making leads to promptand appropriate action in the best interests of the patients well-being. 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. Ensures good discharge planning so that individual patients needs are met with an appropriate plan of action and involving the multi-professional team as required. Regularly checks patient care documentation to see that all aspects of care have been considered, individual patients needs identified and that anappropriate care plan exists in relation to meeting the identified needs. To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, andTrust Policies and Procedures. Communicates effectively with patients and their carers, colleagues andstudents. Works effectively as part of the multi-professional, inter-disciplinary team. Is clinically and professionally up-to-date with current trends anddevelopments in the clinical specialty. Functions as an effective role model in the clinical setting in demonstrating the application of breadth and depth of nursing knowledge and skills, and in advising and supporting members of the multi-disciplinary team. Helps facilitate the professional development of other nurses. To facilitate the cascade of information ensuring awareness of Care Group, Trust and NHS initiatives, supporting staff discussion and responding to feedback. To ensure compliance with the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy,supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trust'sduty to positively promote race equality and equality of opportunity fordisabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equalitygroups. To have full knowledge of the Trust Major Incident Plan and your role within it. To be aware of the Trusts safeguarding policies and procedures anddemonstrate ability to raise concerns and work with other agencies to protect children.

2. Education and Research Works collaboratively with the Practice Development Nurse so that staffreceive appropriate education and staff development. Manages the ward/departments allocated education and staff training budget (PTDs and PTDs Elsewhere) in accordance with the Trusts corporate need and the Care Groups business objectives. Ensures the development and provision of a good quality clinical learningenvironment that supports pre-registration nursing students and continuing professional development. Participates in trust approved research studies, keeping the Assistant Director of Nursing (Education and Research) informed of the progress of these if the fieldwork is being undertaken within the ward/department.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration RN 1 (Child)
  • First degree e.g., BSc in a health related or relevant subject


  • A management or leadership qualification or training, or the willingness to undertake this
  • Higher degree (MSc) in a health-related subject, or working towards

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in budgetary management and control, or the willingness to acquire this.
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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