Nursing - Matron

  • Department Medicine Centre
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-MTR-775
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (plus participate in the Trust's senior manager on-call rota)

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Nurse who wishes to support with a lead role in the ongoing development of the Medicine Division.  You must have current or recent experience in a Senior Nurse operational role at Band 7 or above.


Main duties of the job

With proven leadership skills, you will have overall day to day responsibility for the nursing teams in a range of wards and departments and be able to effectively manage complex operational and professional issues to ensure high standards of clinical care.

The post is currently based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but will require cross site working within both hospital settings. 

Working for our organisation

The Division is a challenging operational area with many conflicting priorities and requires staff with focus, drive, enthusiasm and commitment. You will work with the senior clinical and operational management team to influence, motivate, support and drive through change and service improvement to meet the Division and corporate objectives.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria

Registered Nurse Part 1
Masters level education or equivalent professional qualification or experience
Evidence of management development
Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development

Management Experience

Essential criteria

Evidence of significant post registration senior nursing experience in a relevant specialty
Evidence of successful management of clinical services in the acute sector
Evidence of effective design and management of patient flows and pathways
Evidence of leading the implementating service improvement including complex change management programmes
Evidence of successful management of a budget
Experience of managing clinical and non-clinical risk

Specialist Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential criteria

Specialist knowledge, skills and experience in medicine specialties
Ability to manage a range of staff groups/professions to deliver objectives and targets
Knowledge of quality improvement tools and methodology
Comprehensive knowledge of current professional practice and health policy requirements

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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