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Community Hospital In Reach Matron

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
We are looking to recruit a Community Hospital In Reach Matron to be part of the BHFT West Community Hospital In Reach service. The role will be based in RBH working with the acute discharge team you will be expected to carry out face to face assessment within the acute as well as work with the hospital MDTs, including physicians, dietitians, and specialist nurses, to offer a joined up, integrated service. This is a 1.0 WTE Band 7 Permanent Post. You will join a small team of clinicians the team will be based in RBH.

Post holder will be based in RBH. Shift Pattern as below: Monday-Friday 0800-1800 on Site at RBH. Saturday-Sunday 0800-1600 off Site

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the In Reach Team, Community Hospital Beds, Emergency Departments, Frailty Team and the Wards to reduce the stay of necessary hospital admissions by facilitating safe discharges of individuals living within West Berkshire.

The post holder will work autonomously to determine the needs of the patient, referring them to appropriate services, including Primary care, Community services, social services, Mental Health and Voluntary services, ensuring that a support network is in place on discharge.

The post holder will work closely with the Hospital Based Teams using knowledge of the local health, social care and voluntary landscape and will identify suitable patients for the cluster meetings. This role includes identifying patients with developing complex health or social care needs. This could act as a trigger for patients that are reaching a tipping point on the frail elderly pathway enabling more co-ordinated care to be put in place to prevent them from becoming higher users of unscheduled services in the future. The post holder will work within an integrated team with patients with multiple complex long term conditions, with responsibility for ensuring all health and social care needs are met to improve health outcomes, functional status and quality of life, including referring patients appropriately to relevant professionals within the health, social and voluntary environment.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Post-graduate Diploma or equivalent - (e.g. Specialist Practitioner qualification (RDN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing or post-registration qualification)
  • RGN with 1st Level degree
  • Team leadership
  • 5 Years post registration experience in the acute/community and preferable at minimum of 2 years as Band 6
  • Management qualification

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Saijai Jankowski, Community In Reach Team Lead on 0779564348 or email: be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • 1st Level degree
  • Post-graduate Diploma or equivalent - (e.g. Specialist Practitioner qualification (RDN Degree, diploma or Certificate in District Nursing) or post-registration qualification)

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continual professional development

Previous Experience


  • 5 Years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings (hospital, primary and community)
  • Operational experience of supporting people with long term conditions

Knowledge and Skills


  • Case Management skills, or willingness to develop
  • Clinical examination skills, physical examination and assessment skills (top to toe assessment), detailed medical history skills, biometric monitoring and evaluation skills, or willingness to develop
  • Health coaching skills, or willingness to develop
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate workload
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills to identify and resolve clinical and whole system issues
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data from numerous sources to inform decisions
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate activities to appropriate staff
  • Ability to effectively negotiate on patient management
  • Ability to engage and develop partnership working with all those involved in the management of long-term conditions
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to make clinical and administrative decisions
  • Ability to be goal and outcome focused when faced with opposition or when working under conditions of pressure
  • Ability to use IM& T support systems
  • Ability to translate best practice evidence and national policy into practice
  • Knowledge of national service frameworks and the national long-term conditions policy

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites
  • Has daily access to a vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Com Health In Reach West



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