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Matron Mill View Hospital

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 8A
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a passionate, hard working, friendly and experienced Mental Health Nurse Leader looking for a new opportunity within Acute care? Looking for a Band 8a Clinical Nurse Leadership role? We are looking for a Matron to join our hospital, covering three of our wards, working alongside both the leadership and ward teams. You will work alongside one other Matron whom covers our other two wards and the Health Based Place of Safety, together to lead high quality care and governance.

You will oversee the governance and quality for both inpatient wards and provide expertise and advice to the clinical team as appropriate. Working closely with the Ward Manager's, MDT and wider trust networks.

Caburn ward is 17 bedded acute ward.

Regency Ward is a 20 bedded acute ward.

Brunswick ward is our 10 bedded dementia ward.

We will support your continued professional development and we are passionate about supporting your wellbeing. We take pride in our culture at Mill View Hospital, our culture is underpinned by quality improvement and working with a compassionate, open and psychologically safe leadership approach. We work within a friendly, kind and gentle environment where least restrictive practice is always prioritised.

Main duties of the job

  • Working with the MDT to ensure patients receive the highest quality care possible, including, but not exclusive to, coordinated care, smooth transitions, privacy and dignity, nutritional, spiritual and cultural needs being met
  • Ensuring the patient and carer voice remains heard through frequent feedback
  • Overseeing safer staffing levels
  • Empowering nurses and overseeing supervision standards
  • Ensuring that clinical environments are maintained at a high level of cleanliness
  • Supporting Staff Wellbeing and retention
  • Networking with colleagues across the trust to maintain good relationships
  • Complete an 'On call' manager rota
  • Provide clinical and managerial supervision
  • Oversee ward budgets alongside team leaders
  • Engage in Quality Improvement projects and co-production

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

We welcome external applicants and applications from those currently in Band 7 positions. If you would like any further information or to arrange an informal visit - we would welcome hearing from you. l

Job description

Job responsibilities

-Provide strong clinical leadership, to use the authority of the role to assert the needs of patients and carers within the clinical setting.- Ensure systems are in place to actively promote patient and carer involvement. Which respond constructively to suggestion or complaint.- Provide and audit individual, group and clinical supervision to Ward Managers, senior staff and multi-professional staff as required.- Ensure patients have advice and treatment available regarding their physical health as well as mental health. This includes smoking cessation, and obesity, and long-term conditions.- Lead in collaboration with the specialist infection control nurse - on all practices that increase hospital cleanliness and infection control measures-Support General managers in strategic planning to meet the requirements of the service.- Ensure that the delivery of care including basic procedures meet the requirement of NICE guidelines, the NSF, the Essence Of Care and evidence-based practice and any other relevant national guidance.- Monitor, report and act upon any clinical risks associated with change processes or financial constraints. The Matron will be the key lead in the monitoring of recommendations of any reports or Serious Untoward Incidents (SUI).-To take a lead role in the development of clinically based policies and procedures for the relevant service area.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Meet NMC requirement for maintenance of registration



  • Minimum of 3 years experience as Ward Manager or equivalent in the community
  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in xxx relevant setting
  • Demonstration of personal development
  • Experience working with people with serious mental health problems
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Health and Social Care governance
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of performance management.
  • Experience of Risk Assessment and management
  • Demonstration of collaborative working with Multi Disciplinary Team / other services.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 2007, Mental capacity Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Safeguarding adults and children and other relevant legislation / government developments.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Mill View Hospital

Nevil Avenue



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