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Matron - Medicine and Long Term Conditions posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall
£44,606 - £50,819 / year
NHS Band 8A/Band 8B

Job Description

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has been completed, and building development has also commenced for our new Neonatal Unit and soon to commence on our Emergency Department.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: salary sacrifice scheme; car leasing scheme; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an encouraging yet challenging environment

Post: Matron for Medicine and Long Term Conditions

Band: 8a

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide strong nursing leadership as part of a supportive team of Matrons covering medicine and long term conditions. The successful post holder will lead on continuous improvement of the patient safety and quality agendas, including safe staffing, growing the culture of learning from incidents, and ensuring consistency in the delivery of fundamentals of care. You will act as a positive role model for the wider nursing teams and will uphold the Trust values of respect, compassion, professionalism and teamwork.

The appointed candidate will have a portfolio of wards, departments and specialist teams, and will grow and develop relationships across the Division and Trust. You will have a strong sense of professional standards and accountability, whilst also ensuring that you grow a team that enjoys coming to work and lives up to being #WalsallandProud.

As a leader, you will already possess, and want to continue to grow, the following skills and attributes:

  • Effective communication skills, including having difficult and challenging conversations
  • Visibility within the clinical area, to grow trust and confidence
  • Strong and timely decision making
  • Thrive on being part of a team, yet can work to a senior level autonomously
  • Evidence of leading and embedding change and quality improvement
  • Leadership and management of the nursing teams with complex and often competing needs
  • Accountability of self and others to ensure that the Trust values are lived and experienced by every patient
  • The ability to influence and work within a strong multi-disciplinary team
  • Team development and growth through support, appropriate delegation and innovation in approaches

If this sounds like you, we would love you to be part of this developing team. You will be supported by a wider divisional team, yet will have the freedom to act within the defined scope of practice of the role. If this sounds like you, we would love you to be part of this developing team.

Provisional interview date: 6th June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal conversation, please contact Lisa Robotham, Admin Support to Claire Hubbard, Divisional Director of Nursing on [Click here to apply] or email at ( Email address removed )

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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