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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2020.

Band 6 Critical Care/Intensive Care

Job Reference: 213-CC-0129-I

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Critical care
Kings College, Denmark Hill, London
Agenda for change

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

Band 6 Nurse Team Leader, Denmark Hill Site


Full Time: 37.5 hours/week: 11.5hr shifts (internal rotation nights/days/weekends/BHs)

Are you an experienced Critical Care trained nurse? Are you looking to develop your clinical expertise, leadership and management skills in a progressive, dynamic and friendly Critical Care Unit? If so, then please read on as the Critical Care Units at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) wants to hear from you!

King’s Critical Care Units (at Denmark Hill) are seeking experienced, passionate and dedicated Critical Care nurses who would like to develop their clinical, teaching, management and leadership skills in these demanding and rapidly changing environments.

The Nurse Team Leader position assists the senior nursing team with the day to day management and leadership of the unit and an identified group of nurses. You will be a clinical expert, currently working on a busy, multi-speciality Critical Care Unit with the ability to make clinical decisions in relation to both Level 2 and Level 3 patients.

The post holder must have an appropriate post-registration Critical Care Course, Mentorship/Practice Assessor qualification (or complete Practice Assessor training within 6 months of appointment) and, ideally, hold (or be actively working towards) a UK recognised nursing degree or equivalent. You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of change management reflected in improved patient care. Possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a team, demonstrating an insight into team structure, leadership and development.

King's College Hospital is situated in South East London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. It is also one of London’s four major trauma centres covering the South East of England. With over 1,400 beds and 11,000 staff across various sites, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in London, with a well-established national and international reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and achievement.

There are currently 5 Critical Care Units at King’s (Denmark Hill site), including a specialist Liver ICU. The units provide high-quality ICU & HDU care across all specialities for critically ill medical and surgical patients, including liver, neurosurgery, neurology, trauma, orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiothoracic, cardiology, renal, and haematology.

In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured teaching and development programmes for all staff. We have an experienced Practice Development team to support your B6 learning, alongside your allocated B7 and matron. There are also a number of secondment opportunities available within the department for your individual development e.g Critical Care Outreach, Clinical Practice Facilitator, Bed Management, Clinical Information System and Audit posts.

We are affiliated to King’s College London and London South Bank University, the Trust offers the opportunity to undertake further academic studies and work towards a MSc.

If you would like more information or to arrange an informal visit, please call us on 0333 577 3398 and speak with a member of the recruitment team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Chandini Meka -

or call: 0333 577 3398


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