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Matron- Critical Care Outreach and Hospital at Night

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8aMatron- Critical Care Outreach and Hospital at Nightat St George's Hospital.

To operationally lead the Critical Care Outreach and Hospital at Night teams and to provide advanced clinical expertise, knowledge and skills utilising clinical judgement skills and decision making in the care and management of acutely unwell patients.

This would include leading and participating in all variety of clinical emergencies, such as NEWS calls, medical emergencies and cardiac arrest calls, as well as assisting in the provision of level 2/3 care outside of the Critical Care Unit.

To lead and innovate nursing, allied health care professional & medical practice in the specialty of Critical Care Outreach and to ensure all Trust staff are best prepared to manage life threatening emergencies encountered during the course of their work To be a highly visible and proactive leader acting as a clinical resource and ensuring the sustained delivery of high standards of nursing care and service delivery.

To take responsibility for own evidence-based practice and to implement and add to the body of knowledge that supports clinical practice related to acutely unwell patients within the Trust, nationally and internationally.

Main duties of the job

To lead on and promote educational strategies for professional groups with regard to the assessment, care, interventions and management of the deteriorating patient, patients who are acutely unwell, and patients who have been recently discharged from the Critical Care Unit and to assist the Critical Care Team with patients who have critical care rehabilitation needs.

To lead on and assist in the facilitation, organization and provision of education and training on the deteriorating patient.

To have a role with the Trust Quality Improvement team, leading QI initiatives within Critical Care and the wider remit of Outreach and Hospital at Night.

To be responsible for exploring current practice, identifying areas for development, and planning the appropriate change using current evidence to evaluate outcomes.

To be responsible for the quality of the patient's environment and lead on facilitating changes which improve the patients experience To play a key operational role and maintain a proactive approach to managing patient flow through the service.

About us

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • First degree in Nursing (or equivalent) or health related subject or working towards it.
  • Nationally Recognised Post registration critical care course and/or Post registration specialist course
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Master's degree Leadership qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of NHS & social care agenda - Professional/patient care agenda
  • Knowledge and application of management and leadership themes
  • Relevant experience at senior nurse level (band 7 or above)

Skills (Clinical)


  • Models excellent clinical skills and has the ability to implement these in practice
  • Demonstrates up to date, evidenced based knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Passion, understanding and commitment to Specialist Critical Care

Planning & Organisational


  • Plan and organise across a broad range of complex activities, formulating and adjusting plans as required
  • Able to take responsibility for policy implementation and service development
  • Proven track record of excellent ability to co - ordinate the work of the multidisciplinary team and lead on any actions required



  • Ability to use IT databases
  • Computer literate, proven ability to use word, excel and email

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital


SW17 0QT

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