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Clinical Matron

Solent NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled clinician with demonstrated leader and management skills to join our adult Inpatient Mental health ward.

We provide high quality inpatient and community mental health services to adults over the age of 18 who live in Portsmouth.

The Clinical Matron will lead our Adult inpatient services which are based at St James' Hospital Portsmouth and they include:
  • Maples Ward at The Orchards - 10 bed ward providing intensive mental health care for people placed on a section of the mental health act and require facilities which are locked.
  • Hawthorns Ward at The Orchards -- 20 bed ward for people with an acute mental illness who need to be admitted for the assessment and/or treatment within a hospital environment.

As the Clinical Matron you will provide professional leadership to nursing and associated professionals across the service and work closely with the Matrons and Head of Quality & Professions and Service Managers to ensure the operational delivery of high-quality care, clinical safety and effective clinical governance.

The post holder will be expected to create an environment of continuous quality improvement, develop clinical practice and care pathways designed around adults within mental health service to ensure that delivery of care is regularly reviewed ensuring CQC compliance and embedding NICE and other quality benchmarks in good practice.

Main duties of the job

*Services meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment

*Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive and evidence-based and which promotes independence

*To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to improve and develop

*In line with the requirements set out in the NMC code which require all registered nurses to:

Prioritise people Practice effectively Preserve safety Promote professionalism and trust

*Ensure that clinical practice and services are evidence based and policy driven, being delivered to the highest possible standards of person-centred customer care

Provide positive inspirational leadership, connecting patients, staff and partners with the vision and values of Solent NHS Trust

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of post registration within Leadership or Management. This can be in the form of a qualification or experience.



  • Experience of Clinical Leadership and experience of line management and team leadership.
  • Experience and knowledge of clinical practice in associated clinical speciality
  • Experience of analysis and reporting of data
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal and service targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload
  • Ability to think clearly, facilitate and challenge appropriately
  • Proven ability to manage staff and delivery within a given budget
  • Experience of working with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of developing evidence-based practice
  • Experience of implementing complex change in a clinical setting
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience in influencing internal/external activities
  • Experience in developing and delivering programmes of clinical change

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St James' Hospital

Locksway Road




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