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Deputy Matron - Vascular & Urology

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Deputy Matron to join the Vascular Surgical Team.

Applicants will be required to help the service to further develop and deliver a high quality service as well as provide compassionate and individual care. The appointee will work alongside a strong, cohesive, and well established team.

The applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide an effective and high quality patient focused service, with a clear understanding of the issues in relation to the management of vascular patients.

It is essential to have a good understanding of the challenges in relation to vascular services and the skills required to support patients, families and carers following an emergency or elective procedure.

You must also demonstrate excellent clinical leadership skills, a strong team management approach and be open to developing and progressing new ideas and innovative ways of working. Applicants will support Matron within the CSU supporting services at Westwood Park and Adult Outpatients, St Luke's Hospital, as required.

You must have NMC registration have a health service related degree/diploma or equivalent and 12 months experience of working in a surgical setting.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide support to and deputise for the Matron.
  • Through strong clinical leadership and effective management the Deputy Matron will support the Matron and Departmental Senior Sisters/ Senior Charge Nurses to promote and deliver excellence in nursing care maintaining and continually improve clinical standards evidenced by achievement of key quality performance indicators.
  • Ensure patients are assessed, have care plans that are implemented and evaluated in accordance with the Trust's and NMC requirements.
  • A key responsibility is to ensure that the patient experience is of the highest quality inspiring patient and public confidence. This will be achieved through high visibility, accessibility and surveillance.
  • Act as lead nurse for the care of Vulnerable People within their sphere of responsibility linking with the Named Professionals as appropriate.
  • To lead on Absence management, ensuring all Teams monitor their sickness and complete sickness meetings.
  • To be the nursing lead as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing advice and advocacy.
  • Promote a culture of learning and quality improvement in the clinical area.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Direct fundamental and advanced nursing duties within Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Directs and develops systems and models of nursing and evidence based care which contribute to the quality of the patients experience.
  • Contributes to the performance management through the efficient delivery of fundamental and advanced care.
  • Works as part of the multidisciplinary team fostering good interdepartmental relationships and helping to achieve high morale for patients and staff and continuous quality improvement.
  • Continuously develops clinical and management skills and knowledge within the clinical specialty.
  • Leads and promotes programmes of health education and health promotion and involves patients and carers appropriately in decision-making.
  • Deals effectively and sensitively with patients issues collaborating with the PALS service, follows the Trust Policy on handling complaints.
  • Actively participates in all aspects of the clinical governance process.
  • Leads the team in promoting infection control, environmental safety and risk management.
  • Works within national policy frameworks relevant to the patient group and specialty area i.e. Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health Act.
  • Participates and supports national strategy for service development i.e. National Service Frameworks, Cancer Plan & Collaborative.
  • Actively promotes the effective and economic management of resources available within the area of budgetary responsibility.
  • Clinically and professionally expected to make autonomous decisions on a daily basis including provision of advice to junior staff in clinical decision making.
  • Discretion to make decisions regarding patient care within clinical/professional guidelines and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • To attend and participate in meetings as required, including providing feedback and disseminating information as appropriate.

  • Takes individual responsibility and recognises corporate responsibility for leading the clinical team in NHS Agendas i.e. Investors in People, Agenda for Change, Improving. Working Lives, Learning together Working Together, Patient & Public Involvement.
  • Leads service development, identifies and promotes the need for change, motivates the clinical team to embrace change and manage the change process.
  • Establishes clear, positive and credible leadership within the clinical team, promotes and supports the maintenance of a cohesive multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational team.
  • Takes charge of the ward/department, leading and co-ordinating the clinical teams and ensuring adherence to all policies.
  • Develops clinical policies, protocols and clinical pathways and evaluates the patient outcomes.
  • Conducts Individual Performance Review of staff and promotes the development of staff through effective KSF and CPD planning.
  • Leads the ward/department meetings.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates new initiatives.
  • Actively participates in the recruitment, selection and retention of staff.
  • Deployment of staff to ensure correct skill mix and effective use of resources.
  • Signs timesheets for TNR staff.
  • Be a visible leader who is accessible to patients, visitors and staff, providing professional and clinical leadership adhering and promoting the Trust personal responsibility framewor

  • Takes responsibility for and directs teaching, supervising, mentoring and assessing all grades of staff undertaking continuing development and students undertaking programmes leading to professional qualification.
  • Undertakes and directs clinical supervision and acts as a supervisor of others.
  • Undertakes and directs mandatory training within required timescales, meets training requirements and achieves timely update.
  • Undertakes and directs relevant clinical and management/leadership courses to continuously develop specialist knowledge & skills of staff.
  • Leads education activities and supports key workers and cascade trainers in delivering education and training.
  • Creates and maintains a learning environment and promotes a learning culture for all staff and students promoting the use of E-learning to meet CNST standards whilst providing evidence of achievement.
  • Supports learners and ensures their understanding of the relevance of R& D to the provision of quality care.

  • Responsible for the implementation of evidence based nursing care.
  • Supports staff to carry out relevant literature searches pertinent to patient care.
  • Develops and implements a strategy for evaluation of health care interventions.
  • Facilitates the opportunities and abilities of staff to investigate practice using the appropriate Methodological approaches.
  • Disseminates best practice through written publications and/or presentations both internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Leads the R& D developmental plan for wards/departments in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Understands the process of writing a research proposal and is aware of the Trust R& D Approval policy and the process for ethical approval.
  • Initiates and co-ordinates clinical audit.

Person Specification



  • Senior band 6 nursing experience
  • Post registration experience, including experience of working in a relevant clinical specialty
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Experience of leading/managing a team of staff
  • Change management experience
  • Experience in a range of clinical specialties


  • Experience in policy development
  • Budget and financial management experience



  • RGN
  • Teaching and assessing qualification eg. ENB 6590 (998) or equivalent


  • Post registration qualification / training in area of clinical speciality
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • ENB Courses applicable to specialism



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clinical skills specific to area of specialty
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Mentoring and counselling skills
  • Change management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Analytical approach to problem solving


  • Computer literate
  • Presentation skills



  • Knowledge of change management processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national and Trust's targets and priorities
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of the specific patient group
  • Evidence of current CPD
  • Recruitment and Selection, Appraisal and other relevant HR/People management training


  • LEO Programme / Other Leadership course or qualification
  • Management Development Training

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



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