Community Modern Matron- Prison Mental Health Services

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
North East Region
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Main duties of the job

An new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced Modern Matron to join the Durham, Tees Valley & Forensics Care Group in the role of Community Modern Matron for Health & Justice services working across the NE prisons.

This role forms part of the collaborative leadership team and is integral to the move towards the clinically led and operationally enabled philosophy that the trust is working towards.

The successful applicant will support high quality and safe service delivery staff across all of the clinical disciplines. You will also take a central role in recruitment and retention of staff as well as ongoing staff development and talent management. The role is varied and diverse with the opportunity to shape and develop services. As this is a new role, it is still developing and the successful applicant will have opportunity to continue to shape and influence it.

The successful applicant will require sound clinical and operational knowledge of Forensic services along with a willingness to be present and available to staff across the prison teams.The role provides an opportunity to role model professionalism, compassion and high standards of care, therefore it is essential that the successful applicant is visible across the service.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

You will work closely within a multi-professional team, providing clinical leadership to prison mental health teams working across the region.We are looking for an individual who has experience of working in a senior leadership role within a mental health setting. You will be motivated and passionate about working in the role of a Modern Matron, providing excellent patient centered care. You will be a professional role model, demonstrating flexibility, visibility, and excellent communication skills to patients, and staff playing a key role in influencing and supporting wider strategic drivers within Health & Justice services.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment
  • Extensive experience in a clinical nurse leadership role
  • Extensive experience providing clinical supervisio, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals
  • Significant experience delivering change and service improvement across more than one setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Good understanding of recovery principles and application in practice
  • Good understanding of the relevant legislation and guidance (e.g. MHA, MCA, CPA, safe staffing)
  • Working knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Detailed understanding of clinical risk assessment and management/harm minimisation
Skills Essential
  • Provide effective leadership
  • influence, initiat and manage effectively
  • Use initiative to make critical judgements and decisions independently
  • Influence and work collaboratively with senior managers and external partners
Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH/RLD anc urrent professional registration with NMC
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualificaton or equivalent clinical mentoring or teaching experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Leadership qualification ot willingness to work towards.
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.

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