Nursing - Paediatric Ward Manager

  • Department Ward 19- Paediatrics
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/07/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-PWM-570
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Children’s Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford consists of 36 beds (including a 3 bed oncology unit), and is an acute general paediatric ward caring for babies, children and young people aged 0-18 years with medical, surgical, orthopaedic and oncology conditions.  There are a variety of areas within the unit, general inpatients, day surgery, a children’s assessment unit, higher dependency beds and an oncology unit. The paediatric services at Shrewsbury consist of an outpatients department and a Children’s Medical Day Unit.

This is a challenging but rewarding position for individuals who enjoy being part of service development and can assist and lead a ward team through positive change as we continue on our journey.  You will be supported by the Paediatric Matron and a Band 6 team with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The perfect candidates for our unit will possess and demonstrate their passion and desire in providing a high standard of care to create the best patient experience.

The successful candidates will demonstrate clinical credibility, excellent communication and organisational skills, a positive approach to change and positively good leadership skills. You must live our trust values and drive our Paediatric service forward through improvement and innovation.

If you feel that this post is the one for you then we would love to hear from you.


Main duties of the job

To function as an expert clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.
To deliver direct patient care whilst, managing ,leading, co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice.
The post holder carries 24 hour continuing responsibility for the 
co-ordination and monitoring of all clinical activities within their designated clinical area.
To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of all resources required to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.
The post holder will deputise for the Matron in his / her absence, driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility for the supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within their clinical area.
The postholder will primarily work Monday to Friday office hours but will participate in out of hours working to support service delivery.


Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales. 

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys). 

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury, which together provides 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

During 2012/13 the PRH became our main specialist centre for inpatient head and neck surgery with the establishment of a new head and neck ward and enhanced outpatient facilities. During 2013/14 it became our main centre for inpatient women and children’s services following the opening of the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in September 2014.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about this role please see detailed job description and person specification.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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