Matron/Operational Manager (dependent on professional background)

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per Annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our Forensic Low Secure Service provides care for individuals with complex needs in a secure environment, based across two sites in Leeds and York.

We are looking to recruit a Matron/operational manager to work in our York based service (Clifton House). The provides operational management for the day the day running of the site, working closely with clinical leaders to ensure effective care delivery and governance.

As an experienced clinician, you will know what it takes to achieve high standards of care and service user experience; and as an experienced leader, you will know how to empower, motivate and get the best from your team to ensure these high standards are maintained.

Your passion for care will be evident and inspiring to your team and you will encourage the right behaviours and values through role modelling. Your well-developed communication skills, visibility and engaging presence on the ward, will mean that your team always feels supported, safe and understands what's required of them.

Because you recognise the importance of leading by example, you'll be well organised and manage your time effectively. An ambassador for the service, you'll strive to achieve the best outcomes for your patients and enjoy working collaboratively within our multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

You will have responsibility for ensuring safe delivery of care within Clifton House, providing line management to the clinical team managers, chairing service meetings focussed on operational delivery and clinical governance.

The role of Matron/operational manager will ensure quality and compliance with key performance indicators and regulatory compliance, strive for improvement quality across our service and support clinicians in achieving outstanding care. You will offer support with complex clinical cases and support the delivery of effective clinical pathways.

You will also be a key influencer and leader within the forensic provider collaborative within Humber Coast and Vale, attending key system meetings and supporting the achievement of the provider collaborative aims.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and delivery of high standard clinical services by providing strong, effective leadership and management to specified services and teams.
  • To work in partnership with team managers/matrons, senior nurses and AHP colleagues supporting clinical practice and clinical governance.
  • Demonstrate advanced management skills and provide support and advice to service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies, appropriate to their lead area.
  • To work across disciplines and agencies to ensure effective partnership and the delivery of care.
  • To work across the Integrated Care System within Humber Coast and Vales Secure Provider Collaborative.
  • Deputise for the Head of Operations where necessary.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant core professional qualification and registration ie Registered Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, Allied Health Professional or other registered health professional who can demonstrate how they able to satisfy the key responsibilities of the post.
  • Evidence of high level clinical expertise ( Master's level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate maturity in their approach to the management of both staff and complex issues.
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of actively engaging with service users and carers in service delivery and planning and ensuring this philosophy is embedded within all areas of responsibility
  • Extensive previous experience in mental health or Learning Disabilities settings, including in a leadership capacity.
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Health and Social Care governance, systems
  • Knowledge of the current issues, challenges and developments relating to forensic care and health care settings

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