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Community Matron

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Would you like to be a part of our forward-thinking proactive Community matron service in Reading?

The Community Matron Team in is an integral part of our Community Nursing team and have a leading role in the management of patients with complex long-term conditions, preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital and supporting patients within their home. They lead on Complex patient management within the District Nursing caseload and are an integral member of the MDT.

Our Matrons also work alongside the Urgent care team supporting early discharge from the virtual ward.

It is an exciting time to become a Community Matron in our team, so if you enjoy a challenge and want to continuously develop your clinical skills this is the opportunity for you...

Main duties of the job

  • To comprehensively assess patients with complex physical, mental, and social care needs using advanced clinical examination skills, detailed history taking and biometric monitoring and evaluation skills
  • To have an understanding of the combined impact of all of the patient's conditions on their health and social care needs in order to improve health outcomes and quality of life
  • Develop individualisedtreatment and management plans using evidence-based practiceand proactively monitor patients and review care plans
  • To use advanced skills and expert knowledge to identify subtle changes in condition and take appropriate action
  • To hold a recognised Independent and Supplementary Prescriber qualification and to prescribe according to agreed protocols and polices.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner, managing and prioritising own caseload, identified through a predictive modelling tool and through clinical judgement , according to local and national guidelines and identified need.
  • To work according to the NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice and the relevant legislative framework, exercising professional accountability at all times.
  • To be responsible for keeping professionally updated and registered with the NMC
  • To use advanced skills and expert knowledge to perform a comprehensive assessment of physical, mental health and social care needs that addresses the combined impact of all of the patient's conditions to improve health outcomes and quality of life.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The5 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Ability to use own initiative and apply a practical problem-solving approach
  • Demonstrate confidential and effective written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate an enthusiastic and flexible approach
  • Ability to be goal and outcome focused when faced with opposition, or when working under conditions of pressure
  • Ability to engage and develop partnership working with all those involved in the management of long-term conditions

For further details please contactFelicity Crabbe, Clinical Development and Quality Lead, West Berkshire 07785 223992

We are proud to say that our recent CQC inspection rated our services as Outstanding.

We have worked hard to establish a service that offers a range of career development opportunities for our staff, which in turn enables us to deliver continuity of care, Job satisfaction and high standards of care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • 1st Level degree
  • Post-graduate Diploma or equivalent - (e.g., Specialist Practitioner qualification)
  • Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescriber Qualification


  • Leadership / Teaching qualification



  • Evidence of relevant continual professional development

Previous Experience


  • 5 Years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings (hospital, primary and community)
  • Operational experience of supporting people with long term conditions


  • Experience of leading change
  • Management experience
  • Experience of working as a change agent to improve patient care

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Case Management skills
  • Advanced physical examination and assessment skills
  • Health coaching skills, or willingness to develop
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate workload
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to identify and resolve clinical and whole system issues
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data from numerous sources, to inform decisions
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate activities to appropriate staff
  • Ability to effectively negotiate on patient management
  • Ability to engage and develop partnership working with all those involved in the management of long- term conditions
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own caseload
  • Ability to make clinical and administrative decisions
  • Ability to be goal and outcome focused when faced with opposition or when working under conditions of pressure
  • Ability to use IM& T support systems
  • Ability to translate best practice evidence and national policy into practice
  • Knowledge of current National Service Frameworks and the NHS England long-term conditions strategy

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to, and work from multiple sites

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


7-9 Cremyll Road

7-9 Cremyll Road



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