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Matron - Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Matron - Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Band 8b

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to join the Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and SUWON Theatres Directorate in the role of Matron for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy . The applicant will need to demonstrate experience in Gastroenterology or Endoscopy at a senior level or equivalent transferrable skills.

The post holder will demonstrate experience of delivering against key quality and performance targets and will have strong communication, management and leadership skills. Attention to detail is required with the ability to work to tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks and communicate effectively across multi-professional teams is essential. We are looking for an experienced and talented nurse leader with a commitment to delivery of high quality patient care to join the Directorate and to play an integral part in the further development of our services.

The role covers Gastroenterology and Hepatology across 2 sites: The John Radcliffe Hospital (Headington) and the Horton General Hospital (Banbury) and will have responsibilities for the division of Surgery, Women's and Oncology (SUWON) as Matron on call across 3 sites (includes Churchill Hospital- Headington).

Interview will involve both a Technical interview and a Value Based Interview.

Main duties of the job

Key Areas of Responsibility-
  • Clinical and Professional Leadership
  • Service Delivery and Development
  • Business Planning and Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Quality, Clinical Governance and Risk Management
    • To provide professional leadership in the directorate, leading a patient centred service in collaboration with the Triumvirate
    • To practice as a senior clinical professional, with professionalism, authority and expertise, acting as a role model for other nursing and AHP staff.
    • To undertake full strategic and operational responsibility.
    • To facilitate the efficient and effective management of resources within the directorate.
    • To ensure that the standards of the service meet the strategic aims and development of the Trust.
    • Ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Services on a day to day basis.
    • Supervise and directly manage associated nursing, therapy and specialist teams.
    • As part of the senior professional group contribute to the strategic development for the Directorate including the utilisation of resources which impact on the budget such as staffing, equipment and consumables.
    • Participate in Divisional Matron Rotas. (Includes weekend and Bank Holiday working)

    About us

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

    The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

    Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

    Many of our recruitment programmes useValue Based Interviewingto identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached job description for the full job details and responsibilities

    Applicants should be Registered with the NMC and have at least 3 years experience at Band 7/Band 8a in a leadership role.

    Person Specification



    • Relevant professional qualification (RN Adult)
    • Educated to degree level in relevant field or equivalent level of management experience.
    • Substantial experience of operational and strategic management in an acute hospital setting in a senior nurse role across a range of inpatient and day case services
    • Knowledge and experience of leading significant change, delivering tangible and sustained improvements
    • Experience of developing business and workforce plans in line with future service requirements
    • Organisational skills - able to deliver objectives within an agreed timeframe.
    • Leadership skills - excellent leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams.


    • Training in leadership and / or management
    • Current or ongoing Masters level study
    • Project management experience.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    John Radcliffe Hospital

    Headley Way


    OX3 9DU

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