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Y&H Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network Lead Nurse

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2023
The Yorkshire & Humber Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network (Y& H SIC ODN) covers 14 trusts, working together to ensure that children and their families receive appropriate care, in a setting able to meet their needs, as close to home as possible.

The Network has many functions with one of its major roles being the development, standardisation and implementation of common guidelines, improving patient pathways, as well as the provision of educational support for key clinical areas across the Network.

A post has arisen for an ODN Lead Nurse. The successful post-holder will work with the Network Manager and Clinical Lead to provide senior leadership and independent advice to the ODN and its membership, enabling clinical engagement in the function of the network.

The post is aimed at Senior Nurses, with an interest in network working. The appointment is for a period of 2 years initially and for up to 0.6 WTE.

Main duties of the job

A full list of duties are described in the Job Description and Person Spec, a summary of the main duties are:

Provide nursing leadership and advice to the ODN executive group and clinical forum groups. Support the development of network strategies, plans and development of proposals by being an active participant in the SiC ODN Management team.

Be visible and accessible and provide clinical professional leadership to paediatric surgical nursing staff at all levels across the region.

Be a champion for family-centred care throughout the ODN. Support and promote parent/user engagement.

Contribute to the leadership and educational agenda within the SIC ODN.

Be an expert, knowledgeable and visible practitioner within the speciality of surgery in children ensuring the provision of high quality evidence based nursing care for the children and their families.

With ODN management team and other members of the ODN set, monitor and seek to continuously improve standards. Benchmark services and ensure equal access to quality surgical care for children, including those standards defined in national guidance/reports (e.g. GIRFT)

Engage with and where appropriate work with other Y& H ODNs

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full description and details of the requirements and responsibilities of this role.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Current Registration with NMC


  • Accredited Paediatric Qualification
  • Accredited teaching & assessing qualification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to motivate, influence and lead teams
  • Sound Knowledge of Children's Surgery

Career Experience


  • Current Senior Nursing Position with recent paediatric surgical experience
  • Substantial post registration experience with relevant recent senior experience in the field
  • Evidence of effective leadership
  • Working in partnership across disciplines and/or organisations


  • Evidence of successful introduction of significant service improvements
  • Advanced Teaching Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital - Working from Home


S10 2TH

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