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Lead Nurse Acute Paediatrics

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Are you on your leadership journey? Are you a highly motivated individual who strives for continuous improvement? Then join us as we improve our clinical services and delivery of safe, compassionate, and inclusive care.

Rated by the CQC as outstanding for caring, you will work as an integral part of the senior care group leadership team, and you will lead a large group of professionals creating cultures where colleagues are able to speak up and learn.

Main duties of the job

  • Based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
  • Core portfolio includes all patient pathways for neonates, children and young people
  • Services also provide children's outpatients, Children's Day Unit and Outreach teams
  • Site co-ordination with the Heads of Service
  • Key relationship with neonatal network, NHSE and BOB ICB sharing best practice for babies, children and young people

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As one of a few integrated acute and community Trusts Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust provide a wide range of high quality acute and community services for children and young people. You will be integral to the implementation and delivery the patient safety incident response framework (PSIRF), and ensure improvements, learning and innovation which improve patient safety and patient experience. You will be expected to work to make continuous improvement, ensuring our communities are at the centre of our improvement journey.

What is involved?
  • Leading a large group of Nursing and AHP professionals.
  • Creating and nurturing a culture where colleagues feel included, able to speak up, learn and grow together.
  • Accountability for the development and performance management of all Nursing & AHP staff to enable delivery of the Trusts Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Strategy,
  • Responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high-quality care within their areas of service.


Be part of an exciting new future for one of our essential and rewarding services by joining our team.

In return for your skills and depth of experience we offer great support, development, health, and well-being benefits.

Person Specification

Education/ Skills Experience


  • Extensive experience at Senior Nurse level or equivalent
  • Proven experience in development and implementation of corporate and professional strategies
  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • Relevant Degree or recordable qualification
  • Relevant Master's degree or Equivalent
  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of recent on-going development
  • Extensive experience at Senior Nurse level or equivalent in Paediatrics
  • Proven experience in the implementation and monitoring of quality measurement and improvement tools
  • Demonstrable experience of improving patient experience for children and young people in a range of settings
  • Experience of chairing meetings and managing diverse attendance and contributions

Skills, Abilties and Knowledge


  • Has excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to successfully negotiate with and influence others
  • Ability to engage with and successfully convey highly complex information and concepts to audiences at all levels in the organisation
  • Is fully conversant with national NHS reform initiatives, workforce changes and applicable policy
  • Is well organised and able to prioritise own workload effectively, delivering to deadlines
  • Is conversant with methodologies for improving staff performance
  • Can demonstrate strategic thinking and is able to see the bigger picture
  • Understanding of Information and Clinical Governance / risk management
  • Exceptional leadership qualities with the ability to lead, manage and motivate several multidisciplinary teams into achieving a common goal
  • Has experience of external collaborative working and understanding of the challenges of working within a specialist commissioned area
  • Demonstrates supportive and empathetic approach to all people
  • Innovative and creative approach to solving problems
  • Is flexible and responsive to rapidly changing situations

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

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