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Matron - Specialist Paediatrics

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Barts Health are delighted to offer the opportunity to work within the Children's Division of the Royal London Hospital as Matron for Specialist paediatrics. Working within our World Class Children's hospital, you will be responsible for the leadership and development of our Specialist Children's areas, including our Specialist Medical wards (specialist medical and gastro wards) and outpatients.

Barts Health are committed to providing an excellent place to work and the division is in a phase of growth that will ensure the continued provision of excellent healthcare within our hospital and in our local communities. Come and be part of our friendly and supportive team and see where your career can take you.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible for:

o Providing professional and clinical leadership within Children and Young People'sServices at RLH, specifically 7E & 7F.

o Translating the organisation's vision and values into meaningful actions for teams

o Managing teams within Children's and Young People's Services and holding theteams to account for the delivery of compassionate, high quality care. This includes ensuring that all patients have an up to date, evidence based care plan, includingsafeguarding and that is being actively implemented.

o Managing teams within a highly complex environment taking in to account theethnically diverse nature of staff and patients

o Ensuring that patients, their families, and carers are fully involved in assessment ofthe quality of care delivered and in service redesign

o Monitoring and measuring the quality of care provided and taking the necessarysteps to improve care when issues are identified

o Identifying areas for service improvement and implementing improvement initiativesusing evidence-based methodologies

o Ensuring that all staff members have up to date appraisals and development plansthus facilitating all staff to reach their full potential

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



  • Evidence of knowledge of leading, managing people and services acquired through training and experience.
  • Line management experience following Trusts people policies.



  • The ability to provide nursing leadership and clinical advice within the service and to lead and motivate staff.
  • The ability to apply flexibility to working practice to meet needs of service users and changes in service models.
  • Prioritising workload of self and others.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-professional multi- agency environment.
  • The ability to promote collaborative working with problem solving and resolving conflict when needed.
  • The ability to work with others to plan, manage and implement service developments.
  • Skills in IT and maintaining accurate data.


  • Skills in conducting research.
  • The ability to monitor and evaluate the quality-of-service provision using performance data and implement necessary changes.
  • Manage budgets
  • Skills utilising Trust programmes such as Healthroster, Cerner



  • Sound children's safeguarding knowledge and evidence of experience and practice related to safeguarding
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to patient safety.
  • Barts Trust Values
  • General awareness of needs and support available for staff with neurodiversity and disabilities
  • Good knowledge of the acute care needs and management of acutely unwell children



  • Registered nurse [Child] Degree
  • Relevant health area Mentorship course
  • Level 3 safeguarding


  • Master's degree
  • Clinical Leadership course

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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