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Surgical Assessment Unit Matron

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards-on-Sea
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Matron Surgical Assessment Unit.

This is an opportunity to take on a leadership role within our busy Surgical Assessment Unit, where as Matron you will have the chance to lead both clinically and in the ongoing development of the unit.

Main duties of the job

1. Understands roles and responsibilities within teams, and shows respect for the contribution and challenge of others.

2. Can identify and take appropriate action where working and co-operating with others creates a culture of safety for patients and staff.

3. Can discuss how own behaviour impacts upon others. Demonstrates ability to manage and lead in challenging circumstances.

4. Works across boundaries to create sustainable networks for Patient care.

5. Can recognise and manage issues which trigger emotional responses in self, and can describe and demonstrate coping strategies.

6. Sets clear boundaries about what constitutes acceptable behaviour. Is firm and clear when dealing with poor or unacceptable behaviour.

7. Holds self, individuals, and teams to account for the delivery of effective patient care.

8. Identifies staff strengths and developmental needs, and takes the initiative in identifying opportunities for staff to develop and learn.

9. Is a visible role model demonstrating kindness and compassion in dealings with patients, their supporters and staff.

10. Works to create a positive, confident, and action oriented environment where solutions are found to problems without personal or organisational blame.

11. Provides a lead for service innovation and practice development.

12. Role models the trust core values by maintaining a person centred culture.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner on relevant part of professional register (RGN)
  • Educated to degree/diploma level
  • Evidence of ongoing post registration development at postgraduate level
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Managerial Qualification
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
  • Physical assessment skills



  • Significant experience in junior sister/relevant professional role
  • Recent NHS experience or similar organisation
  • Demonstrates expert clinical skills in relevant speciality
  • Visible leader with good negotiation skills
  • Managing and mentoring staff
  • Experience of managing budgets and performance
  • Capable of writing and presenting reports
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Ability to attain good business and financial acumen within reasonable timeframes
  • Working across organisational boundaries and ability to work within a multi-professional framework
  • Experience of giving and receiving clinical supervision
  • Evidence of delivering results in complex and /or changing circumstances
  • Demonstrable experience of ensuring compliance with CQC core standards and other regulator requirements


  • Change management skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards-on-Sea


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