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Senior Matron - General Medicine

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Medicine and Urgent Care Division at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are seeking to appoint a Senior Matron to our Medicine Care Group. This Clinical leadership role will support the Divisional Nurse Director in delivering high quality safe patient care, the achievement of national and Trust KPI's whilst developing our Nursing teams.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity to support the organisation in driving forward and delivering our strategic and Nursing strategy by working with the Senior Nursing Team and Matron teams. The Medicine Care Group consists of Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and General Medicine services.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role you will work within the care group triumvirate team to deliver the effective integrated clinical, operational and financial performance of the division. You will provide strong compassionate leadership, ensuring that there are appropriate systems and processes in place to deliver objectives and drive forward the service to improve patients and nursing teams experiences. As an experienced leader, you will bring innovation, compassion and expertise, you will join a fast-paced and hugely supportive team working within a highly rewarding environment. This role will support quality, safety, and patient experience across the care group and division contributing to the Quality Improvement plan as well as the Corporate Nursing Agenda and having a portfolio that reflects this, as delegated by the Divisional Director of Nursing. For further information please contact: Gina Stanley, Divisional Director of Nursing for Medicine and Urgent Care's PA: Danielle Skinner -

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registered Nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • First Degree or equivalent
  • Masters degree or equivalent educational or experience to meet this requirement
  • Recognised Management and/or Leadership qualification.
  • Evidence of Continual Professional development
  • Evidence of project management experience


  • Experience and/or teaching qualification
  • Published work in a clinical or health care area
  • Mentoring/Coaching Qualification



  • Significant post-registration experience
  • Extensive experience of working in an acute care setting
  • Extensive knowledge of National and Local care, NHS and N& M agenda
  • Extensive experience in the acute healthcare setting in clinical leadership/clinical management position
  • Evidence of advanced leadership qualities
  • Formal and informal teaching experience
  • Staff and resource management experience
  • Experience of introducing change to clinical environment
  • Report writing skills and experience
  • Budget management experience


  • Coaching / mentoring experience/ skills
  • Understanding of specialist area

Additional criteria


  • Excellent high level leadership skills
  • Articulate with highly developed communication skills with the ability to network and build relationships at all levels, including interpersonal skills, liaison, and negotiation skills. Writing and presentation skills
  • Advising and influencing
  • IT skills and ability to develop these skills further.
  • Ability to prioritise work and adapt to changing deadlines.
  • Able to develop and implement policy, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Project management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Southwick Hill Road



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