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Hospice Matron

Acorns Children's Hospice
Post date
21 March 2022
Closing date
3 April 2022
Acorns for the Three Counties Hospice, 350 Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3EZ
£43,000 - £47,955 per annum
37.5 per week
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We are now looking for a Hospice Matron to join us in our Three Counties Hospice in Worcester to provide expert leadership to the hospice team and be accountable for the delivery of high-quality care, uphold professional standards, develop the hospice team and provide assurance to families and the organisation.

About the Role

As Hospice Matron, you will provide expert, visible leadership to the multidisciplinary team in an environment that can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. You’ll lead on patient and employee experience to maintain safety and quality and implement local systems and processes.

We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting Organisation, so you’ll work with your team to ensure safe and effective clinical practice, ensuring the services are child-centred, respectful, inclusive and enhance the experience of care for children. You will develop a high-peforming culture, ensuring all incidents and near misses are identified and investigate root causes and identify learning.

You’ll work with your team to ensure recruitment and retention of an effective workforce, supporting employee development and progression. You’ll ensure that all clinical employees receive supervision and support, so that they can carry out their duties to the high standards expected. You’ll deliver service improvement and transformation, empowering teams to take on a wider range of clinical tasks.

About You

You will be a registered child nurse, with a recognised management or leadership qualification and extensive experience of paediatric nursing. You’ll have experience of supporting families who have experienced loss or bereavement.

You’ll be leading a large, multi-disciplinary team in the hospice, so previous management experience is essential. You’ll be highly IT literate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You’ll have a strong commitment to the organisational performance and the care that we provide.

What we offer

  • £43,000 – £47,955 per annum, plus allowances
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Employee discounts from leading retailers
  • Employee gym discount scheme
  • Bike-to-Work scheme
  • Generous contribution to group personal pension plan or continuation of current NHS pension scheme
  • NHS pension scheme life assurance or Acorns group life assurance scheme

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