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Matron - Paediatric Inpatients

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year pa incl HCAS pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
Due to Maternity leave, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paediatric Matron for the Paediatric department at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust.

The Paediatric Unit comprises of an inpatient ward with 24 beds and 2 high dependency beds, a Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) / ambulatory care unit, a designated children's outpatients, a paediatric outreach nursing team and level 1 POSCU.

It is a busy, friendly unit that provides high quality care for children and young people with a wide range of acute medical & surgical illnesses and complex conditions.

You will be expected to take the professional nursing lead for the paediatric inpatient and outpatient services within the department, working alongside a highly motivated nursing and medical team. You will part of the management team working with the clinical lead and service manager in order to provide a quality and efficient service for Children and Young People at Kingston Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be clinically based and responsible for the delivery of high quality paediatric care at all times, providing clear professional and clinical leadership. The post holder will maintain effective communication channels throughout the Trust in order to ensure that the needs of the patient and their family are placed at the centre of care delivery. To work collaboratively with the Paediatric nursing teams to ensure that the standards of patient care and cleanliness of unit environment continue to improve. Provide a visible and authoritative presence in the ward areas for families to access for advice and support. Be an active participant in the Trust wide senior nurse forums (Matrons Forum Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Board).

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames.We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance. -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support this our four values are that we are all:

Caring - Safe - Responsible - Value each other - Inspiring

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • RN (Child)
  • Recognised Post Graduate management qualification or equivalent experience
  • ENB 998 or equivalent


  • Masters level qualification



  • Significant years of experience at Band 7 with management responsibility of a Paediatric unit
  • Experience of Quality improvement and audit
  • Experience of staff management/employee relations management
  • Experince of dealing with written and/or verbal complaints



  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships in an MDT environment
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and influence others
  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Quality focussed with an innovative apprach and ability to solving complex problems


  • Business planning

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital

Galsworthy Road



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