Paediatric Ward Matron

Job ID: 783552
Location: Kettering
Salary: 31,383 - 41,373 per annum negotiable
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Job Reference: 264-9991WC-A

Employer:Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Skylark WardLocation:KetteringSalary:31,383 - 41,373 per annum

Interested in making a difference within your Paediatric Nursing career? We are looking for an experienced Paediatric Nurse to lead and manage our Children's ward and Paediatric Assessment Unit here at Kettering General Hospital.

'The entire Skylark team work as one, from play therapists who organise fun activities and visits, to maintenance staff, to office staff, nurses, cleaners and consultants. The consultant is wonderful and communicated with us as people' - Patient Feedback

'Nurses and Staff on the ward were outstanding and supportive. Nothing was too much trouble and there was always someone to help or to ask questions' - Patient Feedback

'The care and support I have received has been brilliant. Blown away at how lovely everyone has been and how clean the ward is kept' - Patient Feedback

We are a busy 26 bedded Children's Ward and a 6 bedded Paediatric Assessment Unit within a District General Hospital.

Skylark Ward is a general Paediatric ward that is proud to deliver high quality care to children requiring both medical and surgical care. In the Ward Matron's role you will be supported by a dedicated team of Children's Nurses, skilled Care Assistants and a team of Hospital Play Specialists.

Within this role you will provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership for the unit with responsibility for the delivery of high standards of care for all of the babies, children, young people and their families who access our services. You will be responsible for the safe day to day running of the unit and facilitate effective communication between all members of the multi-disciplinary team

As a skilled Band 7 Matron you will be an excellent role model, provide support and leadership for all of the nursing team, sharing your knowledge and facilitating teaching and supervision to more junior members of staff and students.

If you are dedicated to contributing to a team striving to deliver excellence in care and serious about pursuing a rewarding career in Paediatric Nursing, then Kettering General Hospital is the place for you!

For further details / informal visits contact:
Donna Mason, Lead Nurse, Children's Services : 01536 492286 or 07870 905051
Closing date : 23rd May 2017
Interview date - 6th June 2017

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We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.
We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH. As KGH has identified that it needs more BME representation in band 7 and above roles.
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:7Staff Group:Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredSpecialty/Function:Women's & Children

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