Band 8a

Main area
Critical Care
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill, King's College Hospital
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inc HCA
25/02/2018 23:59

Critical Care Units

Matron, King’s Critical Care Centre

Band 8a

Full Time 37.5 hours/week

The Critical Care Centre at Kings’ College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) is opening two brand new Critical Care Units in summer 2018. We are therefore seeking two motivated, dynamic and experienced Critical Care nurses to lead the units which care for complex, critically ill patients from a variety of specialities. This is a fantastic opportunity for two senior nurses to advance existing clinical skills and will provide an excellent managerial learning opportunity.

The two new Critical Care Units will open in addition to the current Critical Care Units at King’s (Denmark Hill site), providing specialist care across all specialities for critically ill medical and surgical patients, including neurosurgery, neurology, trauma, orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiothoracic, cardiology, renal, liver and haematology. The opening of this phase will lead the way for the second phase of the new Critical Care Centre where a further two units will open in autumn 2019.

Possessing exceptional interpersonal, communication and organisational skills is essential to this role to be able to lead a team and have insight into team structure, dynamics and development. You will bring with you a proven track record of managing people, and have substantial experience in a similar clinical environment. You must have achieved a specialist course in Critical Care as well as a Mentorship qualification or equivalent, and hold a UK recognised degree in Nursing (or equivalent) and ideally be considering working towards a Master’s qualification.

In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured teaching and staff development programmes for all staff. We are affiliated to King’s College, London, which provides a wide variety of modules that may lead to an MSc in Critical Care Nursing. 

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 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.

King’s College Hospital is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. As one of only five accredited AHCS in the country, King’s faces exciting challenges as it develops to bring together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise to improve patient care. 

If you would like more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nurse Helen Fletcher on 0203 299 2941 or email or Mick Dowling (Head of Nursing) on 0203 299 8143 or email Please note interviews will take place on 6th & 7th March 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lead Nurse Helen Fletcher on 0203 299 2941 or email or Mick Dowling (Head of Nursing) on 0203 299 8143 or email