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Organisation
Acorns Children's Hospice
Post date
15 July 2022
Closing date
22 July 2022
Location
350 Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3EZ
Salary
Up to £50,000
Hours
37.5 per week
Contact email
recruitment@acorns.org.uk

We are now looking for a 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

Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity, based in Birmingham. We care for babies, children and young people up to 18 years and support their families. Our teams provide care services for the life limited or life threatened children across our region who meet our referral criteria.

As Matron in the hospice, you will provide compassionate and expert leadership to the multidisciplinary team in an environment that can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. You’ll work in collaboration with your team, creating the right environment for success and promote effective team working. 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-performing 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 to the care that we provide.

What we offer

  • up to £50,000 per annum
  • 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

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. Any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children.

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruitment@acorns.org.uk

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