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Community Matron

Solent NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for an experienced Community Registered Nurse with strong leadership skills to lead our forward thinking, innovative Community Nursing Localities team.

The team is aligned with the five Portsmouth Primary Care Networks in providing patients with a Multidisciplinary team approach for their health care needs.

The Localities service comprises of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff. Also aligned and working closely with a Specialist Diabetes team and Enhanced Care Home Team.

The post holder will work within an integrated team to case manage co-ordinate and support patients with multiple complex long-term conditions. You will manage and coordinate a Nursing Team as part of the Community localities in Portsmouth.

Your Leadership as a Community Matron will include supporting and supervising your staff and enabling them to provide high quality, person-centred care. Your excellent clinical, interpersonal and leadership skills will enable you to work collaboratively within, primary, secondary, and social care partners.

You will have or be working towards the extended and supplementary prescribing qualification.(V300)

Main duties of the job

As a Community Matron you will diagnose, prescribe, and implement a range of care interventions for people on your caseload, with an emphasis on avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. Using your autonomous advanced clinical skills, you will plan care interventions for people with multiple, complex long-term conditions and coordinate and lead the team ensuring that patients receive timely and safe care.

As caseload manager, you will have responsibility for ensuring all health and social care needs are met to improve health outcomes, functional status and quality of life.

The post holder will work to ensure integration of all elements of care, increase patient choice and prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and reduce the stay of necessary hospital admissions.

You will work collaboratively with other appropriate services to ensure patients are appropriately stepped up and stepped down from the Community Matron caseload.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMCPost registration, specialist training relevant to specialityTeaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent


  • Practice assessor/supervisorManagement or leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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