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Matron Continuing Healthcare, General & OPMH Services

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Area West Older People's Mental Health (OPMH) Team for Continuing Healthcare Care have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurse to apply for the role of Continuing Health Care Matron.

The post holder will act as the professional lead providing clinical advice, leadership, development, monitoring and management of all nursing resources for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS Funded Nursing Care (FNC) within Area West. The role delivers leadership and quality assurance on the National Continuing Healthcare Framework against patient's eligibility for Continuing Health Care and Nursing Care (FNC).

Main duties of the job

This role requires the planning and commissioning of appropriate care packages to meet patient's needs, monitoring that the care packages continue to meet their needs and review the planned care to ensure it provides a high standard of quality and safety.

The role provides operational CHC team support in the Area West across the local Community Resource teams (CRT) including both NHS hospitals, the independent sector Care Homes and domiciliary care agencies. Delivering a commissioned CHC Service for both general and OPMH patients, this role involves working closely with the CRTs. In addition, the role has oversight of quality monitoring, escalating concerns, safeguarding, clinical incidents and concerns within the CHC service.

Working within Continuing Health Care is a challenging role and involves dealing with sensitive information and skilled communication is a vital part of the role. There is an expectation that the candidates will have knowledge of the Continuing Health Care Framework and understanding and experience of assessing patients for continuing health care.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and / or Knowledge


  • Registered nurse
  • Masters Degree or equivalent in Nursing or health related subject or working towards with completion in three years
  • Significant relevant experience in a managerial post Teaching/assessing qualification or experience


  • Post-graduate management qualification



  • Strategy and policy development
  • Ability to analyse complex clinical issues/problems, identify necessary action and make recommendations and follow these through


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Experience of managing a broad range of staff
  • Sound political judgement and thorough understanding of working with complex policy and diverse interest groups


  • Workforce planning / role redesign

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Parc Menai

Ffordd y Parc


LL57 4FG

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