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Out of Hours Matron

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for an inspiring clinical leader. The Modern Matron's in the Mental Health network cover all specialties including Functional acute, PICU, Advanced Care and Dementia wards, Forensic Services as well as 136 suites. The role is will also involve support and advice to MHLT's, community teams including HBTT.

The Out of hours Matron's role is to support and offer clinical leadership to all areas within LSCFT. This role will cover out of hours predominantly late and weekend shifts. There will be an expectation to also cover night duties. The Out of hours Matron is the first point of contact for any escalations that are required to be dealt with out of hours for any part of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The Out of hours Matron is expected to be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the key legal frameworks that are regularly used within Mental Health Care, and be expected to share this knowledge and understanding with key stakeholders across Lancashire, including Lancashire Police, NWAS, and Acute trust partners.

The Out of hours Matron is expected to work on their own initiative, and at times be expected to deal with and be accountable for decisions around complex situations, that may affect service users, staff members and the provision of healthcare services as a whole.

Main duties of the job

Some of the other duties within this exciting role include undertaking clinical audits, delivering supervision, medication management, attendance management, face to face training and high level incident management.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an in-depth and up to date knowledge of the inpatient mental health environments and needs for patients and staff, as well as having a wide breadth and depth of knowledge of community services that support LCFT out of hours.

You will need to possess excellent interpersonal skills, have strong leadership and staff development skills. A strong commitment to your ongoing professional education and development is essential.

The main base is The Harbour at Blackpool however occasionally there will be an expectation for the Out of hours Matron to either visit or work from other inpatient facilities.

Mental Health Services across Lancashire Care Foundation Trust are undergoing a period of rapid growth and modernisation.

The aim is to make a person's stay in hospital as short as possible and to ensure that their experience is a positive one. This will be achieved by creating a therapeutic environment and delivering appropriate interventions, compassion & care

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma qualification
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Management qualification in relevant subject or equivalent
  • Clinical Professional Registration



  • Good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, CPA, Safe Staffing) and its application in practice.
  • Up to date knowledge of contemporary mental health nursing
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management/Harm Minimisation and its application in practice.



  • Significant experience in a senior nursing post
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues
  • Participation in practice development initiatives
  • Proven track record of effective collaborative working
  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated and clinical governance, best value, DOH policy, NICE Guidance

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Harbour



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