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Matron - Medicine

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Barrow in Furness
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum, Pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the senior nursing team within the Medicine Care Group.

The Medicine Care group encompasses a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services which includes endoscopy, day treatments, acute inpatient wards & Emergency departments. Our services are located across three sites in Lancaster, Kendal & Barrow.

The Matron role is pivotal in ensuring all patients receive high quality and safe care and as such the successful applicant will demonstrate passion and commitment in these areas.

This opportunity will be based predominately at Furness General Hospital however there will be a requirement to cover services on other sites therefore the ability to travel will be required.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be directly involved in shaping services within the care group and leading, with compassion, in the delivery of high standards of care.

Main duties of the job

The Matron will be integral to the delivery of safe, high quality services and have responsibility for a number of areas within the care group.

The Medicine care group has services across three sites and this post will provide opportunities to work across services and share learning / good practice.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • First Degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent study at Masters/post grad level


  • Leadership / management programme

Skills, ability & knowledge


  • Ability to influence & motivate staff
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to manage own workload, maintaining consistent standards
  • Forward thinking and innovative
  • Understanding of proactive performance management within a large clinical area
  • Able to influence improvements in quality & safety as part of the senior nursing team

Personal qualities / practical requirements


  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Proven ability to emotionally support other staff
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic, innovative & flexible



  • Management and leadership experience at band 7 or above
  • Experience of managing workforce
  • Financial management
  • Ability to manage complex safeguarding issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane

Barrow in Furness

LA14 4LF

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