Nursing - Matron - Neonatal Services

  • Department Neonatal Services
  • Salary £50,952.00 – £57,349 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/05/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-MNS-219
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Julie Plant
  • Email
  • Telephone Debbie Jenderko, Personal Assistant 01952 641222 extension 4894

Job Overview

We are delighted to  offer this exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, experienced and compassionate neonatal nurse leader to join our developing neonatal service. Working as a key member of the Neonatal Triumvirate, and working closely with the Divisional Management Team, you will be instrumental in shaping  the future of neonatal services in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid-Wales areas.

  • Providing senior professional nurse leadership, you will be accountable for the neonates and their families’ experience and the delivery of high-quality services within the neonatal unit, outreach team and  ongoing outpatient care within the Women and Children’s Division. 
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of operational and strategic objectives, which will include particular emphasis on the quality of care, the neonatal and family experience, infection control, the care environment, neonatal nutrition, parent/carer and public involvement, clinical service improvement and health education promotion.
  • Working closely with the other matrons, centre managers, divisional and other key partners, you will deliver the Divisional and Trust’s overall strategic objectives, always ensuring that the patient and family experience is a key priority.
  • Providing visible leadership and demonstrating clinical credibility and direction  is key to this role, and will largely be achieved by working with and supervising  staff in the clinical areas. 




Main Duties and Responsibilities

Through demonstration of personal behaviours and the core values of the Trust, the Matron will:-

Provide professional nurse leadership  to ensure the delivery of  safe, high quality,  effective and compassionate neonatal services, demonstrating good governance and exemplary standards.

As a key member of the Neonatal triumvirate, the Matron will hold joint accountability for the delivery of efficient and effective delivery of high quality, safe neonatal care which is evidence based and within available resources.

Assume responsibility and accountability for the management and standards  of  nursing staff, ensuring  effective systems are in place to ensure the delivery of high quality care.

Ensure a high level of visibility  and accessibility to staff,  families and internal and external partners  to demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills at all levels, fostering a culture of openness and transparency.


Working for our organisation


As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

The role will provide a fabulous opportunity to join a highly enthusiastic team who are passionate about delivering and developing excellent standards of care to our neonates and families.

The Level 2 Local Neonatal Unit (LNU),  is currently commissioned to deliver care to 3 short-term intensive care, 3 high dependency and 16 special care babies,  together with care for babies requiring transitional and ongoing outreach care in the area. 

The Matron will be instrumental in developing the neonatal outreach service and will be a key member of the operational team involved in the planning of future neonatal services in the Hospitals Transformation Programme.

Additionally, the Matron's role with the West Midlands Neonatal ODN is  fundamental in supporting the overarching aim of ensuring that babies are being cared for in the right hospital and at the right time for each babies care needs.


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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