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Community Matron

Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
We are looking for an experienced Community Nurses with strong Leadership skills to join our forward thinking, Innovative Community Nursing Localities team!

The team is aligned with the five Primary care Networks in Portsmouth providing patients with a Multidisciplinary team approach for their health care needs. The Localities comprise of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff. We are fortunate to have a Specialist Diabetes and Care Home Team aligned with the team. The post holder will work within an integrated team to proactively manage, co-ordinate and support patients with multiple complex long-term conditions. You will manage and coordinate a Nursing Team as part of the Community localities in Portsmouth.

Your Leadership as a Senior Nurse will include supporting and supervising your staff and enabling them, to provide high quality, person-centered care. Your excellent clinical, interpersonal and leadership skills will enable you to work collaboratively within, primary, secondary, and social care partners.

You will have or be working towards the extended and supplementary prescribing qualification.(V300)

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

As a Community Matron you will diagnose, prescribe, and implement a range of care interventions for people on your caseload, with an emphasis on avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. Using your autonomous advanced clinical skills, you will plan care interventions for people with multiple, complex long-term conditions and coordinate and lead the team ensuring that patients receive timely and safe care. As caseload manager, they will have responsibility for ensuring all health and social care needs are met to improve health outcomes, functional status and quality of life. The post holder will work to ensure integration of all elements of care, increase patient choice and prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and reduce the stay of necessary hospital admissions. You will work collaboratively with other appropriate services to ensure patients are appropriately stepped up and stepped down from the community matron caseload.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*To provide expert clinical case management for patients with complex care needs living in the community, who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life. You will diagnose, prescribe and implement a range of core interventions with an emphasis on avoiding hospital admission or an unnecessary longer length of hospitalisation.

*Provide specialist, expert clinical knowledge and leadership whilst directly/indirectly supervising other team members.

*To use autonomous advanced clinical practice as a generalist practitioner to undertake physical health and social assessments. Planning care interventions for people with multiple and complex long-term conditions, with the multi-professional team. You will work collaboratively across primary, secondary, and social care to establish a whole systems approach to managing health and social care for the designated patient group.

*To provide identified patients on the caseload with self-management/anticipatory care plans.

*To identify the potential for service developments, risks and deficits and inform line manager, making recommendations based on specialist knowledge.

*Deal empathetically with sensitive information, to include discussing patient's changing condition with patient and/or carer.

*You will lead and facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the delivery of health care services and be part of the development of health services and inter-professional working.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Practice assessor/supervisor



  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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