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Matron - Cancer Business Unit

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata / pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a matron within the Cancer Business Unit. The successful applicant will be an experienced registered nurse with a compassionate and positive leadership style. You will have a passion for cancer care and an improvement mindset.

You will be working with a dynamic, busy and friendly teams within oncology and haematology. The role will oversee the Specialist Outpatients departments and Chemo units at both Royal Derby and Queens Burton sites. You will also lead diverse Clinical Nurse Specialist teams in Oncology and Haematology. The role will work in tandem with the Associate Clinical Directors and Service Managers in Oncology and Haematology. Oncology and Haematology are two of the fastest growing services in the hospital making the role challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

You will be someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can successfully engage with patients, staff and working as part of a multidisciplinary team, have clear decision making capabilities, be a vocal advocate for the patient and be passionate and highly motivated in ensuring high quality care continues to be delivered.

This opportunity requires covering services on multiple sites therefore the ability to travel will be required.

Closing date of applications: 05 March 2024

Interview date: 21 March 2024

Main duties of the job

Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the General Manager and Deputy Divisional Nurse Director the post-holder is the professional/clinical leader of the nurses and support staff within his/her sphere of responsibility.

The Matron will supervise the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care ensuring that nursing and corporate standards are implemented, maintained, monitored and improved upon where necessary.

The Matron will ensure that nursing and relevant support staff are led, managed and developed in order to enable them to deliver the highest standards of patient care and service.

The Matron will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence in their area of responsibility. The Matron will be available to patients, their families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and to address problems and concerns, as required.

As a member of the senior nursing team for the organisation, the Matron will act as a professional role model to all nurses and will take any corrective action to uphold the standards required of the Trust and the profession. This will include participating in service-specific shift arrangements to provide professional advice and leadership during evenings (including nights in extreme circumstances), weekends and bank holidays.

The Matron will be required to act up in professional or managerial capacity as required and appropriate.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements


  • NMC registration
  • First level degree or equivalent level of experience


  • Leadership/Management qualification

Experience & Knowledge


  • Extensive clinical and managerial credibility and experience gained at charge nurse or equivalent level
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills
  • Experience of leading and implementing change


  • Understanding of oncology and/ or haematology treatment and care

Core Attributes


  • Patient-focused ability to manage with complexity and unpredictability, to make difficult decisions and to solve problems Ability to manage resources effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively and strategically

Personal Attributes


  • Personal Integrity and credibility
  • Hard working and committed to the principles of public sector values
  • Approachable and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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