Matron Medicine - Speciality Medicine, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Matron Band 8a - Specialty Medicine

Speciality Medicine are seeking an experienced enthusiastic person to work and be part of the senior nursing team within the Specialty Medicine Division. The role presents an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, dynamic and motivated individual to lead and develop the nursing teams and to improve the care pathways for our medical patients and work closely with the Divisional Director of Nursing team, and our other matrons.

This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the established multi-disciplinary team to provide efficient and excellent care to our patients. You will also work alongside the wider Divisional Management team and be involved in decision making and promoting nursing in our Division. You will have excellent leadership skills and the knowledge required to help the Division deliver its Quality Improvement agenda. You will represent the Division at meetings, capacity meetings and at times represent the Divisional Director of Nursing in strategic meetings.

In return, you will be supported by a management structure that will value your talent and expertise, and encourage your personal/professional growth and development.

Our 4WARD values are important in our everyday work and you will be supported in ensuring that these are embedded within the trust and for you personally.

We welcome informal visits and would be pleased to show you around the hospital and show you how proud of our division we are

Main duties of the job

Good management, diplomacy, sensitivity, organisational skills, excellent communication skills and team working will all be essential qualities for this role. You will need to have a flexible approach to facilitate new ways of working whilst supporting the delivery of a high quality service. You must be able to work well under pressure and have a desire to learn and nurture an expanding Medicine nursing team.

Please contact:

Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing Juliet Hawkesford-Barnes on 01905 763333 Ext 30864 or or Divisional Director of Nursing Rebecca Moore on 01905 763333 Ext 39936 or

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Matron will provide nursing/midwifery leadership to all clinical staff and to actively promote and implement the Trusts strategy for nurses and nursing, focusing on the key objectives and ensuring all clinical staff are committed to its principles.

The Matron will be innovative and provide effective support to facilitate staff and team development and ensure effective communication systems operate within the directorates / countywide services.

The post holder will support their Directorates in the delivery of key performance targets and lead and contribute to service and business development, resource management and nursing/midwifery development with support from the Heads of Nursing.

The Matron will use performance management processes to hold Department managers to account for the standards of practice and resource management in their areas of responsibility.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1).
  • Degree related to Nursing (or working towards).
  • Management qualification.
  • Teaching qualification.



  • Experience of working in a senior leadership role B7 or above.
  • Knowledge of all HR processes and their practical delivery.
  • Team building and roles in teams experience.
  • Formulation and monitoring of policies / guidelines.
  • Complaints Management.
  • Performance Manangement.
  • Continuous quality improvement.
  • Budget and financial management skills
  • Track record of delivering high standards of care
  • Audit and evidence of change

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