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Matron for Patient Flow

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, dynamic individuals to join our Site Management Team, as Senior Nurses for Patient Flow and Site Management.

The post holders will be key members of the site management team, to lead and co-ordinate capacity which supports effective clinical flow and maintains patient safety. They need to balance emergency and elective demands effectively will be critical components of the role and as senior nurses you will work alongside managers and clinical partners to keep patients safe.

The successful applicant will be a role model who inspires confidence, demonstrates excellent communication, organisation, decision-making and problem-solving skills. You will have the ability to collate complex information from multi-factorial sources, have confidence to escalate issues outside of the role responsibilities and lead on improvement projects.

We are looking for candidates with operational, management and leadership skills. Your attention to detail is essential with the ability to work within an unpredictable and pressured environment at pace, where operational priorities may change at short notice to meet timeframes for access to patient-focused pathways and clinical need.

A flexible and committed work ethos is required, with an open mind to change, whilst working within 24/7 service provision as part of a rotational team. You will be a self-motivated individual with a positive 'can do' attitude who has supervisory experience within a team.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide professional leadership and line management to the patient Pathway Co-ordinators. This is a leadership role focused on the quality of the patient experience through delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. Reporting to the clinical site manager, the post holder will ensure the key functions of the role are undertaken across WTWA. The post holder will work with operational managers, nursing teams and clinicians across the site to ensure effective delivery of patient pathways and ensure effective site management aligned to the Trust escalation processes.
  • In this senior leadership role, the post holder will demonstrate the values and behaviours that are explicit in the Trust Strategy. The post holder will be responsible for leading safe, resilient and consistent operational site management and facilitate safe and effective discharge in line with the Trust policies and procedures and SAFER standards.
  • The post holder will be part of a rotational team managing patient flow 24/7 across WTWA. This will improve the bed management functions across WTWA, providing a consistent approach to bed management, flow, and discharge management.
  • The post holder will lead regular operation bed meetings, ensure patient focus, and prioritise plans to manage daily challenges to maintain delivery of organisational targets and standards.
  • Please read Job description

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading.So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Significant relevant experience


  • Experience of Patient flow bed management/discharge team/ED

Relivant Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Mangaement experience


  • Management qualification or working towards
  • Quality Improvement experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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