Team Leader – Role

The Team Leader has a pivotal role to ensure that:

  • Improve and enhance the patient client experience
  • Ensure the delivery of safe and effective care
  • Manage and develop the performance of their team

Find out more about the:

  • Core Responsibilities of this important leadership role by clicking on the link below and the
  • core elements of the KSF Post Outline

The Team Leader working in a Community setting is responsible and accountable for their service area.  The Job Purpose was defined in four core headings regionally agreed  Job Description and Competence Assessment

  • Promote and monitor safe and effective practice
  • Enhance the patient/client experience
  • Provide effective leadership and management
  • Contribute to the delivery of the organisations objectives

  • Core Responsiblities

    The Team Leader is responsible and accountable for assuring:

    • Safe and effective person centred care is provided by nurses/midwives and support staff to meet the needs of patients/clients and their carers
    • The highest standards of cleanliness and infection prevention and control are achieved and maintained (Ward Sisters Charter DHSSPS, 2006)
    • Effective leadership and management of nurses/midwives and support staff with clear lines of professional and organisational accountability performance and development of staff
    • Nurses/midwives and support staff communicate effectively with patients/clients and their carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team
    • Effective management of all information to meet the needs of patients/clients/carers, the organisation and its staff, partner organisations and other agencies
    • Proactive development and monitoring of nursing /midwifery services to improve the quality of care provided for patients/clients and their carers
    • Effective resource management within allocated budgetary constraints
    • Enhancement of the patient/client experience in all aspects of the patient/client journey
    • Implementation of effective risk management processes
    • Promotion of a supportive environment that enables staff and students to demonstrate ongoing learning and development
    • Provision of an environment that enhances multi-disciplinary team working