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Matron - Adult Theatres & Surgical Areas

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Matron to cover the following areas at Weston General Hospital: Adult Theatres, Surgical Day Case Unit, Pre-Operative Assessment Unit, Orthopaedic Outpatients, Knightstone Ward and ITU.

This Matron post is suitable for HCPC (AHP's / ODP's) and NMC registered applicants. It provides strong leadership, visible, credible, senior nursing presence accessible to staff, patients and their families for advice, assistance and support. The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of optimum quality patient care across the adult theatre suites and additional surgical areas in Weston General Hospital, in line with the ten key matron responsibilities outlined nationally (see below).

As Matron, the post holder is expected to ensure that the services provided are responsive to patient needs, that the planning of services involves patients and users, and reflects the diverse population served. There is an expectation that the post holder will work closely with Matrons, Director of Nursing and ADM colleagues within the division and across divisional and Trust boundaries in the interest of patient care.

Main duties of the job

  • Communication and Relationship skills
  • Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Development and Education Responsibilities
  • Research Responsibilities

  • 10 Key Working Responsibilities
    • Leading by example
    • Ensuring patients get quality care (positive patient experience, effective nursing/practitioner care, patient safety)
    • Ensuring staffing is appropriate to patient need
    • Empowering nurses/practitioner to take on a wider range of clinical activities
    • Improving hospital cleanliness
    • Ensuring patients' nutritional needs are met
    • Improving wards for patients
    • Making sure patients are treated with respect and dignity
    • Preventing hospital acquired infections
    • Resolving problems for patients and their relatives

    About us

    University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Knowledge of nurse/practitioner led initiatives & national policy
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • IT skills
    • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to inspire others
    • Conscientious, committed, reliable and hardworking
    • Theatre experience

    Skills and Abilities


    • Ability to establish credibility rapidly with wide range of staff
    • Ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences & disciplines
    • Ability to deal sensitively with emotive
    • Resilience
    • Being fair
    • Dynamic
    • Flexible
    • Enthusiastic and motivated
    • Possessed of personal insight and awareness
    • Good team player
    • Innovative

    Public Sector Language Competency


    • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

    Qualifications and Training


    • RGN.1st Level
    • Current NMC/HCPC Registration
    • Qualifications and Professional Training Experience / Extended Knowledge in Adult Nursing Degree
    • Master's Degree or equivalent, or willingness to work towards
    • Leadership/Management Course

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


    Weston General Hospital

    Grange Road, Uphill


    BS23 4TQ

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