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Matron - Clinical Support Division

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
As a respected professional and experienced clinician, the post holder will lead by example, motivate and empower other staff and ensure high standards of care are set and delivered. Specifically, the matron will ensure that:
  • Excellence in clinical practice and nursing care is promoted across all areas
  • Patients are cared for in a safe, clean environment
  • They promote excellence in patient experience ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect
  • They provide strong leadership and management of a clinical area.

Main duties of the job

The matron will make a proactive contribution to planning for and improving futures services, and take an active lead in project management.

The matron, working with the General Manager Patient Access, and General Manager of diagnostics and will lead the quality and standards of care agenda within the identified directorate/specialty, particularly providing assurance around compliance with regulatory and internal standards of care.

The matron will ensure effective departmental processes are in place and that patient flow enhances the quality of patient care, experience and outcomes.

The post holder will be responsible for leading the directorate team, co-ordinating the delivery of patient care within the clinical environment. Through clinical leadership, knowledge of the Trust's core values and utilisation of effective management skills he/she will ensure that the department teams are informed, trained and developed to enable care to be delivered to patients.

This will be achieved through appropriate deployment and supervision of staff, as well as practice and professional development.

This role will operate within the clinical governance framework of the organisation and will work in a collaborative approach with the multidisciplinary team in the interests of developing and promoting high quality patient care.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • 1st Level Professional Registration
  • Relevant 1st level degree or equivalent in experience
  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Management qualification or equivalent in experience
  • Leadership development or evidence of further study/knowledge at Masters level

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of health services and ability to interpret policy at local level
  • Understanding of legislation and governance framework
  • Evidence in developing a quality improvement programme within a multi-professional environment
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data


  • Project Management



  • Proven experience of managing nursing team to include Budget management experience
  • HR processes, financial management and clinical standards
  • Dealing with a range of complex issues both in writing and in person e.g. patient complaints/concerns, staff grievances/disciplinaries
  • Experience in leading and managing staff

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hopsital

Stonebow Road



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