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Surgical Specialities Matron

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Sketty, Swansea
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about delivering a high standard of care .Our successful candidate will be someone who is a highly engaged, visible leader who will set the tone for exceptional and high quality nursing care.The role requires excellent communication and influencing skills and the ability to support and initiate change.

The quality of the Health Board's clinical care and the safety of its patients are fundamental to the Health Boards values. The Matron is expected to work autonomously and is responsible for ensuring the consistent delivery of evidence based, safe and effective nursing care, infection prevention, safeguarding and patient flow standards within their defined area of responsibility. Structured guidance,operationally and strategically, is available from the Deputy Head of Nursing and Head of Nursing. You will be joining a supportive team of Matrons who have a wealth of knowledge across all specialties

Main duties of the job

The role provides direct leadership to ensure that the ward managers are able to implement the nursing and quality strategy, person-centred approaches to care and to deliver a nursing service that prioritises the care needs of patients and their families to enable a positive experience. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of ward managers within their areas of responsibility in line with the Health Board's values and behaviour framework of caring for each other, working together and always improving.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1 (Active NMC Registration)
  • Masters in relevant health related subject or actively working towards
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Improving Quality Together (IQT Bronze)


  • Improving Quality Together (IQT Silver)



  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults/Children including the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Knowledge of quality and service improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of current policy and issues in professional pratice, complaince, standards and the wider NHS



  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of staff and service management
  • Experience of budgetary management
  • Experience of managing change


  • Experience of leading service improvement/change



  • Adhere to and can demonstrate SBU Values & Behaviours
  • Able to travel across the HB as part of role Participate in the hospital on-call rota Works flexibly over a 24/7, 7 day working model
  • IT skills


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • European Computer Driving License

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Singleton Hospital

Sketty Lane

Sketty, Swansea


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