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Matron -Cleft and Paediatric ENT and Plastic

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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The role: Band 8a, Matron for Cleft, Paediatric ENT and Paediatric Plastic Surgery - Evelina London. You will lead our ENT, plastic and cleft services. Our cleft service covers the south east of England and we would require you to be London based for this role.

As an Evelina Matron you will provide leadership to our paediatric ENT, plastic and cleft teams, supporting clinical nurse specialists to deliver expert services across the network as well as providing a strong clinical presence and leadership within our acute Trust. You must be able to demonstrate multidisciplinary team working, exhibit strong communication skills, including influencing and conflict resolution skills.

For this role applicants will need to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of children's nursing practices. Managerial experience, safeguarding children, change management skills and optimising ways of working are essential. You will be values driven and place patients central to all service provision. You will need to be highly organised and will have a successful track record of working to deadlines.

Closing date: 2nd June 2024

Interview date: 28th June 2024

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide senior professional and operational leadership to our well-established specialist teams of paediatric ENT, plastic and cleft. The post holder will be an integral part of the team and will work closely with the Head of Nursing to deliver the department management team's and service's priorities. You will be responsible for providing visible leadership, knowledge and expertise in the areas of responsibility. You must be committed to improving care provided to babies, children and young people.

The post-holder will be required to operationally manage components of the service and provide strategic direction for service development. This requires good project management through utilising a working knowledge of improvement methodologies, facilitation and negotiation skills, and a good attitude with a tenacious approach to delivery. Evidence of innovation and a commitment to clinical improvement projects that aim to both enhance service users' experience and promote positive health outcomes is essential.

The post-holder will lead services aimed at improving quality including patient and family experience of specialist care, concentrating on delivering a holistic and family-centred approach and promotion of good professional practice.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and creating a sense of belonging and fun for all our teams caring for women, children and families as we continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs, we recognise the huge benefit of our workforce being reflective of the diverse communities we serve.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and personal specification that is attached for detailed information about this role.
Person specification
Qualifications/ Education

Essential criteria

Maximum score 8
  • First level registered nurse
  • Broad clinical experience in nursing relevant to the post
  • A proven track record of operational service management at a senior level in an acute hospital environment, including staff management, financial management and change management.
  • Evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience to Masters level.

Desirable criteria

Maximum score 2
  • Masters level qualification in relevant speciality

Experience

Essential criteria

Maximum score 12
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams, by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands.
  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled with a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority.
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working.
  • A good understanding of the changing NHS environment.

Values and Behaviour

Essential criteria

Maximum score 2
  • demonstrates values similar to the trust values
  • acts with integrity

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability

Essential criteria

Maximum score 14
  • Well developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams, and have them understand the Trusts and your performance expectations.
  • Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships.
  • Sound political judgement and astuteness in understanding and working with complex policy, and diverse interest groups
  • A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with good listening skills.
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.


Person Specification

Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • Values and Behaviours


Qualifications/ Education

Essential

  • First level registered Nurse.
  • Broad clinical experience relevant to the post.
  • A proven track record of operational service management at a senior level in an acute hospital environment, including staff management, financial management and change management.
  • Evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience to Masters level.


Desirable

  • A Masters level qualification in nursing or a post graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams, by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands.
  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled with a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority.
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working.
  • A good understanding of the changing NHS environment.


Skills/Knowledge/ Ability

Essential

  • Well developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams, and have them understand the Trust's and your performance expectations.
  • Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships.
  • Sound political judgement and astuteness in understanding and working with complex policy, and diverse interest groups
  • A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals.


Additional Information

Essential

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with good listening skills.
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Evelina London

Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

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