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Matron for Respiratory Medicine

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary


If you are an experienced senior nurse looking for your next challenge, could the Matron for Respiratory Medicine be the role for you ?

Our Respiratory area is comprised of our Medical Acute Dependency Unit (16 beds) and Ward 9 (38 beds). The post also covers the Respiratory Physiology services and TB and Dermatology specialist nurses at KEVII.

Main duties of the job

The services in these areas are provided by dedicated, motivated multidisciplinary teams. You will be responsible for promoting a high standard of nursing care and multi-disciplinary working. You will be expected to adopt a team approach to problem-solving and therefore good communication and organisational skills are essential. The areas cover a full range of respiratory presentations, and the post holder will also work closely with the specialist nurse and community teams to promote excellent patient care and patient experience.

About us

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be accountable for ensuring the highest standard of clinical care is provided within the relevant setting. They will be easily identifiable to clients and users, provide strong, visible leadership and have the appropriate level of authority to provide support, advice and assistance required by patients, their families and carers. Emphasis on the areas of Patient/Client Safety, Patient Experience, User engagement and Clinical Outcomes will be essential.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse. 1st level with current NMC Registration
  • Educated to degree level, working towards or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of on-going professional development in a recognised nursing field of practice
  • Recognised leadership development training



  • Significant experience at senior clinical/managerial level
  • Experience of working independently as a clinical leader
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Proven record of managing change


  • Proven record of managing significant corporate change whilst maintaining the provision of a high-quality service
  • Involvement in clinical audit and/or research



  • Understands the concepts of clinical governance and shared governance including evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of research findings
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues including performance targets and the wider health economy
  • Knowledge and experience of management models, implementing change and/or new clinical practices and current professional issues
  • NMC Code of Conduct


  • Experience of leading patient involvement/patient feedback initiatives
  • Proven record of managing significant corporate change whilst maintaining the provision of a high-quality service.



  • Effective communicator to all levels
  • Clinical expert in relevant field of practice
  • Understand principles of effective budgetary management and demonstrate experience of managing budgets
  • IT literate with good understanding of common packages


  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Research/audit skills



  • Experience in respiratory setting

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