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Clinical Matron Emergency Department

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an 8a Clinical Matron for the Emergency Department at Frimley Park Hospital, with extensive experience in Accident & Emergency to join out team.

Are you an experienced professional nurse with a passion for driving excellence in patient care in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

We are looking for someone who wants to work in a dynamic, innovative and evolving team and who is experienced in all areas of emergency medicine.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have clinical and managerial responsibility for a defined clinical portfolio at Frimley Health Foundation Trust. The Matron will also have a defined set of relevant requirements specific for the core area of responsibility. The post holder will report directly to the Head of Nursing.

The post holder will be accountable for ensuring the highest standard of clinical care is provided within the relevant setting. They will be easily identifiable to clients and users, provide strong, visible leadership and have the appropriate level of authority to provide support, advice and assistance required. Emphasis on the areas of Patient/Client Safety, Patient Experience, User engagement and Clinical Outcomes will be essential.
  • Clinical Quality and Patient Experience
  • Management of Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Education
  • Performance and management
  • Service improvement
  • Safe guarding

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Leadership for the Emergency Department.
  • Provide leadership for their teams. Provide support to professionals, nursing staff, and care support workers within the service areas
  • Lead developments in practice consistent with the patient care priorities set nationally, locally. Development of new roles or service redesign will take place in line with best practice and evidence-based.
  • Address the concerns of patients and service users and respond to their suggestions for local quality improvements. Lead the effective resolution of complaints where appropriate and any subsequent learning, liaising with the Risk Management Department and the Patient Experience Team as necessary.
  • Work with clinical teams to provide appropriate staffing on both a daily and longer term basis. Work to empower frontline staff, enabling them to consider changes / developments including skill mix review.
  • To ensure the service areas facilitate the patients journey to be effective as possible.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or working towards
  • Registered Nurse. 1st level with current NMC Registration
  • Extensive post registration emergency qualifications
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Demonstrable experience
  • Evidence of on-going professional development in a recognised nursing field of practice.
  • Professional and clinical competence
  • Recognised leadership development training


  • Educated to master's degree level



  • Significant experience at senior clinical/managerial level in emergency medicine
  • Experience of working as a clinical leader
  • Proven leadership and management skills


  • In-depth experience in a variety of hospital units
  • Involvement in clinical audit and/or research

Skills & Knowledge


  • Understands the concepts of clinical governance and shared governance including evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of research findings
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management.
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues including performance targets and the wider health economy
  • Knowledge and experience of management models, implementing change and/or new clinical practices and current professional issues
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Use own initiative and meet deadlines


  • Experience of leading patient involvement/patient feedback initiatives

Special Requirements


  • Effective communicator to all levels
  • Clinical expert in relevant field of practice
  • Understand principles of effective budgetary management and demonstrate experience of managing budgets
  • IT literate with good understanding of common packages
  • Able to lead, empower others and influence innovative practice and service development
  • Demonstrate involvement in clinical supervision


  • Involvement in research or audit
  • Research/audit skills

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UL

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