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Clinical Matron -Acute Medical Unit

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Clinical Matron - Acute Medical Unit

Through strong clinical leadership the Matron will support the ward to promote excellence in nursing care to maintain and improve clinical standards. The post holder will ensure that all patients are treated with compassion, dignity and respect.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Matron-Acute Medical Unit

We have a clear and ambitious vision to provide outstanding patient care and to become the best: we would like you to be part of our success.

We are really excited about the Clinical Matron roles that we have developed for our wards. As part of our ambitious agenda and on-going development of the ward, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate into the ward matron role, for acute medicine.

Our successful candidate will be someone who is highly engaged, with a desire to lead from the bedside and to set the tone for exceptional and high-quality nursing care. We are looking for an experienced and ambitious nurse who is able to lead, motivate and inspire and who is able to champion compassionate, high quality and dignified patient care.

About us

Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A& E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.

As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Clinical Matron, Nursing role at Epsom and St Helier.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Up to date clinical professional registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional practice and education, clearly recorded in current professional profile.
  • Educated to master's degree level or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge a


  • Demonstration of Leadership or management experience
  • Independent prescriber /advanced physical assessment qualification
  • Advanced practice qualification



  • Substantial experience post registration
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship including management of performance, conduct, sickness absence and training needs analysis
  • Undertaking audits within the clinical area, participating in peer reviews and experienced in constructive feedback in a supportive way to ensure improvements are made.
  • Ability to demonstrate service improvement skills and delivering on change management projects


  • Experience of project management
  • Research and Development and regularly contributes to both within the local and national level.

Skills and abilities


  • Passionate about the provision of excellent patient care.
  • Able to produce and manage reports as required
  • Ability to lead and work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team

Personal Attributes


  • Passion and commitment to delivering high standards of care, ensuring delivery of the 6Cs at all times.
  • Commitment to continuing professional and personal development

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Epsom General Hospital

Dorking Road


KT18 7EG

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