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Community Matron

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to be part of a well-established Community Matron and Community Nursing team in Wokingham. The post holder will work full time within an integrated team to proactively manage a complex caseload of high-risk patients, applying advanced clinical skills, clinical reasoning and practising autonomously. The post holder will promote shared decision making with individuals regarding their care plan and encourage proactive self-management of long-term conditions with the aim of avoiding crisis resulting in unplanned hospital admission.

The post holder will work closely with the Community Nursing Teams and other stake holders to manage complex patients as well as the wider multi-disciplinary team in a variety of settings to improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients with multiple chronic diseases.

Interviews to be held 14th June 2023

Main duties of the job

Are you interested in?

o Working with a progressive group of professionals that is patient focussed.

o Having the autonomy and the ability to exercise clinical reasoning and decision making at the highest levels.

o Having the opportunity to develop your career further.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role: Able to use advance skills and expert knowledge to perform comprehensive assessments of physical, mental health and social care needs that addresses the combined impact of all of the patient's conditions in order to improve health outcomes and quality of life. To exercise leadership and judgment to ensure good clinical practices and maintain high standards of care and review these at regular intervals. Able to identify and plan preventative measures and anticipatory care needs. Have a high level of clinical knowledge and clinical reasoning skills.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • 1st Level degree
  • Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber Qualification
  • Post-graduate Diploma or equivalent - (e.g., Specialist Practitioner qualification


  • Leadership / Teaching qualification



  • Evidence of relevant continual professional development

Previous Experience


  • 5 Years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings (hospital, primary and community
  • Operational experience of supporting people with long term conditions


  • Experience of leading change
  • Management experience
  • Experience of working as a change agent to improve patient care

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Case Management skills
  • Advanced physical examination and assessment skills
  • Health coaching skills, or willingness to develop
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate workload
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to identify and resolve clinical and whole system issues
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data from numerous sources, to inform decisions
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate activities to appropriate staff
  • Ability to effectively negotiate on patient management
  • Ability to engage and develop partnership working with all those involved in the management of long-term conditions
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own caseload
  • Ability to make clinical and administrative decisions
  • Ability to be goal and outcome focused when faced with opposition or when working under conditions of pressure
  • Ability to use IM& T support systems
  • Ability to translate best practice evidence and national policy into practice
  • Knowledge of current National Service Frameworks and the NHS England long-term conditions strategy

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to, and work from multiple sites Service covers 08:00-19:00 hours, 365 days per year - shift patterns will include some weekends, lates and weekends

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Community Matrons Wokingham, Wokingham Community Hospital

Barkham Road


RG41 2RE

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