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Matron - Local Services

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Matron in Local Services at Broomfield Hospital . The Matron will be a highly visible, accessible, and authoritative presence in clinical areas to which patients, their families and others can turn to for leadership, assistance, advice, and support.

The Matron's Role will focus on:
  • Inclusive leadership, professional standards, and accountability
  • Governance, patient safety and quality
  • Environmental cleanliness and Infection prevention and Control
  • Workforce planning and resource management
  • Patient experience and reducing health inequalities.
  • Performance and Operational oversight.
  • Digital and information technology
  • Education, training, and development.
  • Research and Development.
  • Collaborative working and clinical effectiveness.
  • Service improvement and transformation.

  • The succesful candidate will work under the leadership of the ADoN and DDoN for Local Services and along with their Matron collegues support the Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses in providing high quality harm free care. Demonstrable experience at Senior Sister level in an acute ward/depeartment is essential to understand the issues and challenges that you will be supporting.

    Whilst the post holder holder will be responsible for a specific area, they will be required to provide cross cover to their collegues and provide overall leadership to the 11 inpatient Medical Wards, Day Therapies Unit and General Outpatients that comprises Local Services.

    Main duties of the job

    The role will provide visible nurse leadership and professional support to staff, patients & their families across the hospital.

    Accountable and responsible for the delivery of safe, high-quality services the post holder will need to balance strategic thinking with operational delivery. Therefore, we are seeking a senior nurse who has strong leadership skills, who is able to work under pressure and is passionate about delivering innovative practice.

    You will need knowledge, skill and attention to detail to continue to deliver real improvements in quality. Above all, we are looking for an individual who has a passion for making a difference and is committed to delivering excellent patient care in a safe environment.

    About us

    Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

    From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

    We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    We look forward to your application. Please refer to attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Registered General Nurse
    • Evidence of post registration development at Degree level
    • Minimum 2 years senior ward management and/or outpatient experience


    • Masters Degree or working towards

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Knowledge of current clinical practise in an acute setting
    • Experience of partnership and MDT working
    • Implementing complex change in the clinical setting
    • Staff development and budget setting


    • Experience across the scope of the Matron's ten key roles with potential to do all

    Communication skills and abilities


    • Well developed written and verbal communicate skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Evidence of managerial skills including people, financial and resource
    • Well developed leadership skills
    • Experience in Influencing internal/external activities

    People and personal development


    • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
    • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
    • Highly motivated and enthusiastic

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



    Court Road


    CM1 7ET

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