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Band 8a

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Band 8a
Internal Secondment for 1 year
Full Time 37.5 Hours per Week
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£44,606 - £50,819 PA **
27/06/2019 23:59

Matron Children & Young People (includes Neonatal Services)



(Internal Secondment for 1 year-must have line manager approval)

Agenda for Change Band 8a

We are looking for a Registered Children’s Nurse with extensive clinical and managerial credibility and experience to work across the current portfolio of the Senior Matron for Children & Young People. The successful applicant will have worked in a leadership role at a Band 7 or equivalent level and will be a professional/clinical leader for a large Registered and Non Registered Nursing workforce across both the Paediatric and Neonatal Service.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a forward thinking experienced individual who will provide professional advice and support to speciality teams and service line colleagues to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of patient care and service delivery. The post holder will have a high level of autonomy and will work in a self-directed way within the parameters set for the post.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential in this role as well as experience of creating successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and in the management of Human Resources. The successful applicant must have high level people management skills, including decision making, negotiating, influencing and persuading skills. The post holder will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence and be available to patients, families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and address any concerns as required. The successful individual will contribute to the strategic direction of the service and specialities through meeting key performance indicators and national and local activity targets.

The Paediatric and Neonatal Unit comprises of:

  • Paediatric Assessment Unit seeing referrals from GP, ED, Community Nurses & Midwives
  • 20 bedded in-patient Medical Ward for general Paediatrics and multiple sub-specialities
  • 22 bedded in-patient Surgical Ward including general paediatric surgery and multiple sub-specialties
  • 4 bedded Level 2 High Dependency Unit
  • 26 cots within a Tertiary Level Neonatal Unit (5 ICU, 7 HDU & 14 SCBU)
  • Busy Outpatient Department incorporating a day case area

The Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has an annual budget of circa £440 million, employs approximately 8,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.2 million. The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services from three hospital sites and we are committed to the continuous development of services for the benefit of patients and to providing a comprehensive service of the highest possible quality.

 ** Salary relates to year 2 of 3 year NHS pay deal

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Vanessa Brown, Senior Matron, Children & Young People, 01482 608988