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Matron for Children's Haematology and Oncology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
An exciting leadership and management opportunity has opened up in our Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Service. We require the expertise and talent of a senior nurse who has the knowledge and ability to lead our service through this period of rapid growth. The service offers specialist care for common and rare haematological disorders and supports one of the UK's largest bone marrow transplant programmes for non-malignancies and a nurse-led Apheresis service. You will work alongside the Matron for Haematology and Oncology as a 12 month fixed-term job share with the opportunity for a substantive post.

Your key working days will be Mon, Tues and Thurs at 7.5 hours with some flexibility.

The successful candidate will have the operational and management responsibility of the Paediatric Haematology PBMT and the POSCU Level 2 service and to oversee the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care focussed on improving outcomes and the experiences for patients, families and other service users in the areas listed below:

- 13 bedded Grand Union Ward

- 6 beds and 3 chairs Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Day Unit

- Haematology, Oncology and Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

Main duties of the job

To provide the operational management responsibility for the following areas and to oversee the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care focussed on improving outcomes and experiences for patients, families and carers:

- Grand Union Ward- Led by Band 7 Ward Manager/CNS

- Paediatric Haematology Day Unit- Led by Band 7 Ward Manager/CNS

- Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse/RN Child/RSCN
  • Post registration qualification in specialty
  • Educated to postgraduate diploma/degree level or equivalent experience
  • Management certificate or equivalent experience.


  • Leadership or Management qualification (or working towards this qualification)

Experience & Knowledge


  • Minimum of 2 years at Senior Charge Nurse/Sister Band 7 level within specialty
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current issues in specialty
  • Experience and knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit


  • Evidence of Research/ Publicatio ns
  • Evidence in Quality Improvement/Project Management

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to lead a large team
  • Team building skills and Appraisal skills
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Ability to undertake surveys or audits, as necessary e.g. audit of clinical incidents


  • IT Skills
  • Capable of working strategically (business planning, service improvements, strategies for infection control)

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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