Matron for respiratory and Gastroenterology Trustwide - Band 8A

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a motivated, passionate individual who has the skills and ability to be a professional lead with a proven track record of the delivery of high quality patient care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Matron role for Respiratory and Gastroenterology services Trustwide at ULHT.

The successful applicant will be fully supported by the Lead Nurse for Specialty Medicine and the medicine leadership team.

Applications are invited from individuals who can
  • Provide strong, visible, clinical leadership, whilst inspiring and empowering nurses and other clinical staff in pursuit of a shared vision
  • Ensure the effective and safe delivery of services within their area of responsibility.
  • Be accountable for the efficient and effective operational management of the nursing workforce
  • Be a strong clinical leader, easily identifiable, highly visible and accessible to patients, carers and staff
  • Work closely with the leadership team to ensure collaborative working and achievement of Trust objectives, particularly safe patient care.

Don't delay, get in contact today!

Main duties of the job

To provide seamless leadership ensuring an effective and efficient structure to manage the specialty/ies is in place to oversee delivery, improvement and assuranceTo provide strong, visible, clinical leadership, energising, inspiring and empowering nurses and other clinical staff in pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective and safe delivery of services within their area of responsibility.To work closely with other Matrons to ensure collaborative working and achievement of Trust objectives, particularly safe patient care.To use evidence based and reflective practice, influence nursing practice across sphere of responsibility.To maintain professional competence, authority and credibilityTo work with each ward and department to agree a plan in order to meet all standards outlined within ward accreditation.Take a lead role within the area of responsibility for promoting patient safety, ensuring that key patient safety risks are identified, recorded on the risk register, and actions are taken to minimise riskTo Investigate untoward incidents and take action where required.Ensure that systems and processes are in place to maintain the health and safety of the patients, visitors and staff.

To be jointly responsibility with the clinical lead and managerial lead for the specialty/ies ensuring budgets are managed effectively across the area of responsibility.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - \Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!!!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration education/development


  • Masters level education preparation or willingness to undertake

Previous Experience


  • Experience at band 7 or equivelent
  • Experience of managing and leading teams
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Experience of leading change
  • Experience of developing and implementing policy which enhances patient safety


  • Experience of developing advanced clinical roles

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of clinical governance framework
  • Ability to write and present information effectively and concisely
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate personal credibility and adopts an open communication style
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage complex and difficult situations with authority and expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Broad knowledge of professional and other health care policy
  • Ability to quickly establish effective working relationships and develop strong team working in the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage change within a complex environment
  • Ability to take personal responsibility and have the confidence to make difficult or unpopular decisions and through role modelling empowers others to do the same


  • Coaching and supervision skills
  • Knowledge of service improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge of developing advanced clinical roles

Specific Requirements


  • Able to travel to different sites as required


  • Able to travel to and travel and attend events outside of the Trust as required

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