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Gynaecology Matron

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior nurse to undertake a fixed-term/secondment role for maternity cover for 12 months at St Richard's (Chichester), Worthing and Southlands (Shoreham) Hospitals as Gynaecology Matron.

The successful candidate will be a passionate and motivated experienced nurse who is instrumental in promoting high standards of clinical care, patient experience, patient safety and quality improvement. This is a particularly exciting time for Gynaecology at the Trust with service developments and innovations at the heart of our agenda.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, experience in governance, quality improvement and negotiation skills.

As Matron you will be responsible for the professional and clinical leadership of all the nursing staff, ensuring high quality standards of care are delivered, to ensure patient safety and a positive patient experience. The role involves being able to be extremely flexible with an ability to adapt to change quickly both in supporting the nursing teams clinically but with the day-to-day operational running of Gynaecology services to ensure patient flow through the Trust. You will be expected to work clinically within the Department as required to support and be a visible and credible presence.

Main duties of the job

The Gynaecology Matron will be a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence in clinical areas to which patients, their families and others can turn for leadership, assistance, advice and support. The post holder will be part of the Divisional Nursing Leadership team with specific responsibility for a designated area/groups of departments.

The Matron's role will focus on:
  • Inclusive leadership, professional standards and accountability.
  • Governance, patient safety and quality.
  • Workforce planning and resource management.
  • Patient experience and reducing health inequalities.
  • Performance and operational oversight.
  • Digital and information technology.
  • Education, training and development.
  • Research and development.
  • Collaborative working and clinical effectiveness.
  • Service improvement and transformation.

The Gynaecology Matron will work across the St Richard's, Worthing and Southlands sites to ensure the smooth running of the Gynaecology Outpatients Department (St Richard's), Gynaecology Day and Ambulatory Units (Worthing) and services and at Southlands. The Matron will play a key role in the ongoing innovation and development of Gynaecology services across the sites and within the Women and Children's strategy across the whole Trust working closely with Divisional Leaders and the Gynaecology Matron on the Princess Royal and Royal Sussex County Sites.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Gynaecology Matron will focus on leading the Nursing team to provide patients with the best possible, holistic care that can be delivered. The Matron will be a leader who is passionate about putting patient's first and driving services forwards to help us to continually strive to provide the best that we can. The Gynaecology Matron will be a leader with experience in staff development, problem solving and improvement. You will be supported by the Divisional Leadership team.

Please see attached the Job Description.

Please note that if you currently work for another NHS Trust/UHSussex and are applying to accept this position as a secondmentopportunity, before applying you must seek agreement andauthorisationfrom your current Trust.Secondmentscant be agreed without this approval. If you are unable to gain approval you should refrain from applying unless you wish to take this role as a fixed term position

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria


  • Previous experience with people management
  • Nursing degree level qualification or greater
  • Patient centred approach
  • Registered Nurse


  • Gynaecology experience
  • Evidence of change management and innovation

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Cross-site - St Richard's (base), Worthing and Southlands


PO19 6SE

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