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Paediatric Ward Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Young Barts Health are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and ambitious Children's Nurse to manage the Paediatric Assessment and Short Stay Units at the Royal London Hospital. This newly combined unit aims to support the care of children with acute short-term illnesses, while utilising partnerships with the Children's Hospital @ Home Team, the Paediatric Capacity management team and Paediatric clinicians. This an exciting time in the development of the Children's hospital and we are constantly evolving to include nurse led innovations and governance processes to support child and family centred care, working with our colleagues across Barts Health Sites and the wider Integrated Care Board (ICB).

The successful post holder will have a drive to improve the care of acutely unwell babies, children and young people and have a proven track record for innovation, managing people, compassion, and high-quality clinical care. They will be part of a supportive and ambitious peer group of ward managers and senior nurses who strive for quality and excellence at every level.

If you embody these qualities and can live our Trust We Care Values, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert clinical leadership at ward level, setting and ensuring delivery of high standards of clinical care. The post holder will provide 24-hour accountability for the overall management of the ward, and the delivery of nursing care. Responsible for the management, deployment and supervision of registered and non-registered nursing staff, and the management of the budget. To lead the development of ward nursing practice and standards of care. Responsible for the education of patients, their families/carers, and staff.

The post holder will provide an element of co-ordination, working with the paediatric capacity team and the paediatric emergency department to support patient flow and the swift discharge of patients from PASSU and PAU. The post holder will have oversight of the day-to-day management of the Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) which also hosts the Paediatric Rapid Access Clinics and 'Hot' clinics.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • oRSCN / RN Child with current NMC registration
  • oPreparation for Mentorship course, Practice Assessor course or equivalent
  • oPILS
  • oEvidence of continued professional development


  • oLeadership course / development programme
  • oEducated to degree level



  • oRecent and significant experience at band 6 or 7 within an acute children's clinical setting.
  • oManagerial experience
  • oExperience of undertaking clinical audit


  • oExperience of working within different paediatric specialities.
  • oBudget management



  • oPlanning and delivery of education and training at all levels
  • oDemonstrable skills and knowledge in the assessment of acutely unwell child.
  • oKnowledge of people management policies.


  • oKnowledge of Staff rostering software

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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