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Operational Matron

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced healthcare professional to join our Goole Hospital Team as an Operational Matron.

As the Matron you will be focused on patient safety, patient experience and quality assurance frameworks. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met while the multi professional team are fully supported in achieving their duties.

The post holder will act as the professional Lead providing clinical advice, leadership development, monitoring and management of all nursing resources to facilitate excellent nursing practice ensuring the delivery of high quality, patient centred care

You will be confident, motivated and passionate about working as a Matron. You will be a professional role model, demonstrating flexibility, visibility, and excellent communication skills to patients, families, staff and play a key role in influencing and supporting wider strategic drivers.

We are looking for a Nurse or AHP who has experience of working in a senior role or a previous leadership role within an acute or community setting.

Main duties of the job

The Matron will support the Head of Nursing in providing dynamic, professional and operational management and leadership for ward/department/community network managers and specialist nursesand other staff.

The post holder will facilitate, support and empower ward/departmental/community network managers to manage their areas effectively, supporting the development of their ward staff and their services to ensure appropriate systems and processes are in place to ensure the continuity of safe and effective care at all times.

The post holder will support the delivery of the Trust's overall objectives and service priorities, with a particular focus on nursing and midwifery practice, patient experience and involvement in the development of services and standards of cleanliness and quality care.

They will be accountable for the delivery of quality indicators and are responsible for quality streams based on national nursing good practice and local quality indicators.

The post holder will be accessible and a visible presence, advising and supporting ward/departmental/community network staff, patients and their families to ensure effective patient care across the whole patient pathway.

They will ensure the provision of specialist education andtraining.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered Nurse
  • Registration relevant to branch of nursing
  • Evidence of degree level studies
  • Diploma in Health Service Management or equivalent
  • Post-registration experience including experience at band 7
  • Experience of partnership working
  • Experience of implementing change in clinical practice or service delivery to improve the quality of patient care
  • Evidence of negotiation skills, ability to motivate and influence
  • Evidence of financial management skills
  • Evidence of team building skills


  • First level honours degree or working towards
  • Masters level studies
  • Experience of conducting research
  • Experience in implementing quality frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust



Woodland Avenue


DN15 7BH

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