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Matron - A&E - Conquest Hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a busy Emergency Department treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for Band 7- Matron to work within the Accident and Emergency Department. There is no guessing what the day might bring.

Every day will be different, busy but never dull. You will enjoy working with supportive co-workers, providing an efficient and caring service to our patients

You will need to provide strong leadership, possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and support staff with clinical and professional expertise. You will also be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism.

You must have advanced clinical knowledge and skills, be willing to participate in research and audit projects and will also be expected to work with a certain amount of autonomy. In return you will be offered excellent managerial support and commitment to both your personal and professional development.

The successful candidates must have a. minimum of 5 yrs post-qualification experience with substantive experience at Band 6 in an Emergency Unit setting. A post registration qualification is essential as is an awareness of the current professional, research and practice issues and an understanding of modern human resource management.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ross Williams- Head of Nursing for the Emergency Department on 0300 131 4500 request Switchboard connect you

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership in delivering and monitoring the Quality Agenda in Emergency Care.

To ensure the delivery of a high quality nursing service in line with Local and National Guidelines within Emergency Care by reviewing and supporting staff development.

To facilitate learning and development opportunities for staff specific to Emergency Care.

To provide clinical leadership and mentorship to the staff team and a range of students from different professions (pre-reg Nursing, Midwifery, medical, Paramedic, Paramedic Practitioner (PP), Critical Care Paramedic (CCP), ODP).

To lead in areas of research and audit.

To operate innovatively to achieve a balance between service provision and staff development.

To operate autonomously, assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients within scope of practice in order to maintain clinical expertise.

To coordinate the Emergency Department as required

To support management of staff, including appraisals, rotas, recruitment and selection as required

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner on relevant part of professional register (RGN)
  • Educated to degree/diploma level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development to masters level or equivalent
  • Awareness of current professional, quality, research and practice issues


  • Qualified Teacher (PGCert)
  • Additional specialism related courses
  • Management Qualification/Evidence of management experience



  • Substantial experience at junior role in Emergency Care
  • Previous experience of teaching and assessing
  • Evidence of involvement with quality aspects of care
  • Evidence of involvement in a change initiative
  • Evidence of team management


  • Experience at Band 7 in an Emergency Care Setting
  • Experience of audit
  • Awareness of resource management issues in line with education and service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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