Matron, Mill View hospital .
This is a really good opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our senior acute leadership team at Mill View Hospital, Brighton and Hove.
Mill View Hospital consists of 5 busy mental health wards and a health based place of safety service.
If successful, you would be joining an experienced team and working alongside an experienced matron. Below are Alex's reflections of working as a matron at Mill View Hospital:
I have worked in a number of hospitals in my career but what separates Mill View from others is how caring and kind the teams are to patients but also to each other, as colleagues- there is a real sense of community and a willingness to support each other. The teams put thought in to all they do for those we care for and I'll be one of the first to hear of their concerns if there is something impacting on patients in any way, which is reflective of our culture of openness and transparency we have at Mill View Hospital. I feel privileged to be working within a hospital which demonstrates and role models what it means to care and I have witnessed each team continue to grow and develop over the last few years, despite the many challenges, which they have faced with strength and resilience.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Main duties of the job
We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse leader who is caring, compassionate and committed to lead on providing excellent care for adults and their families. In this role you would be responsible for managing, developing and supporting our acute care provision. This is a varied, dynamic role that would suit a forward thinking, energetic, creative practitioner with a passion for strong clinical leadership and governance combined with effective operational management.
To be successful in this role you will need to be an excellent communicator, a credible and motivational role model for nurses and keen to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Acute services are fast paced and the matron role will frequently be confronted with competing challenges and demands. You will need to have a 'can do' attitude and be solution focused. You will need to be extremely well organised, hardworking, and to be able to confidently demonstrate your ability to manage crisis situations and to work effectively in a team.
The Trust aims to support staff in the delivery of high quality services as well as promoting research, innovation and co-production. There is strong clinical leadership with representation from nursing at all levels within the governance and leadership structure. As a university teaching Trust, we encourage and support research working with Brighton & Sussex Medical School and there are opportunities to get involved in research, teaching and management or leadership.
Job description Job responsibilities
As a clinical and operational leader you would be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, psychiatry, psychology, occupational & systemic therapy . Responsibilities will include:
- leading & supporting the ward managers and specialist clinicians.
- taking an active role in the day to day leadership of the hospital.
- Supporting with manging patient flow and creating capacity with the aim to avoid the need for out of area placement.
- ongoing development of the nursing team and clinical governance of nursing and supporting medical standards
- quality improvement initiatives; improving engagement of parent/carers whist working closely with the multi-disciplinary team
- building relationships with our key partner agencies including education, local authorities and the new provider collaborative group
The post will be supported by the Clinical Lead Nurse Manager and the trust wide senior nursing group to guide acute care and quality standards at a broader level.
This is a great opportunity to influence and shape the future of care for adults with mental health needs and to have a positive impact on the experience that patients and their families/carers have of mental Health services. You can look forward to working alongside knowledgeable and experienced nurses and multi-disciplinary colleagues, and also working alongside other services both within and outside of the Trust.
The role is predominantly 9-5 Monday to Friday with some flexibility required including some on call requirement.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse with NMC
- Evidence of CPD
- Mentorship qualification
Knowledge & Experience Essential
- Extensive experience as Ward Manager or equivalent in the community
- Experience of performance management
- Understanding of Health and Social Care Governance
- Experience working with people with serious mental health problems
- Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 2007, Mental capacity Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Safeguarding adults and children and other relevant legislation / government developments.
- Demonstration of personal development
- Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence at a senior level across the Trust and externally.
- Ability to analyse highly complex information (including financial and performance data) which may be conflicting.
- High level of written and oral communication skill.
- Ability to engage and motivate staff.
- Ability to lead individuals to improve practice.
- Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
- Demonstrates Equality and Diversity as fundamental to every aspect of practice
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