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Matron Infection Prevention and Control

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

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the corporate nursing team at St Georges Hospital in London. This new Matron post in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) will support the site Nurse Consultant in IPC to deliver the trusts IPC strategy.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual who will be responsible for providing and supporting infection prevention and control leadership across the Trust, setting and auditing standards of infection prevention and control, ensuring that they are evidence based and reflect best practice.

They will support effective management of the Infection Prevention and Control Team with an enabling style of leadership, delivering an IPC service to the Trust (across all sites), thereby reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections.
  • Close working with the infection control team at Epsom and St Helier to provide collaboration and shared practice.
  • Ensures the IPC Team is able to respond to the demands of the IPC agenda.
  • Acts as a catalyst for broader systems change.
  • Self-directs and modifies theory to practice implementation.
  • Improves practice and health outcomes so that they are consistent with regional and national standards, by the management and facilitation of change.
  • Promotes St George's as a centre of excellence for, amongst others, the management of hospital acquired infection and prevention.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce harm and improve the patient experience through the work of the team.

Main duties of the job

The Matron in Infection Prevention and Control will support the IPC Nurse Consultant in the provision of senior operational support for the Infection Prevention and Control agenda across the Trust, working closely with IPC Group colleagues and the divisional teams, creating workable solutions, and providing highly expert advice.

The post holder will be a clinical expert in the specialist field of Infection Prevention and Control, practicing at an advanced clinical level and exercising high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care.

The post holder will act as an expert resource both internally to the Trust and externally in the field of infection prevention and control. S/he will support the management of the Infection Prevention and Control Service, leading the delivery of the professional practice agenda, ensuring that the Trust achieves both internal and external key performance indicators and targets.

The post holder will work with a high level of autonomy, monitoring and improving standards of care through assessment of practice, clinical audit, disseminating research, teaching and supporting professional colleagues, and in the provision of skilled professional leadership.

About us

George's, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group is a new hospital group, comprising St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SGUH) and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care.

Sharing a single Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive team, the GESH Group is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country, with a combined annual turnover of around �1.5 billion, 16,000 staff, and serving a population of approximately 3.5 million people across Southwest London, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.

The GESH Group provides a full range of local hospital services across its sites at St George's Hospital in Tooting, Queen Mary Hospital in Roehampton, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and provides a range of specialist services from St George's.

The Group Chief Nurse (GCNO) and Director of Infection Prevention and Control is the Executive Directors with accountability for infection prevention and control (IPC) to both Trust Boards and is accountable for the delivery of the Group IPC Strategy at both Trusts.

This role will work with St George's clinical and non-clinical colleagues to deliver the Group IPC Strategy at site.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • NMC Level One Registration with extensive post registration experience
  • Relevant higher degree in nursing or health related field
  • Specialist nursing infection control qualification /training or equivalent experience i.e. a minimum of 5 years working in the specialty
  • Appropriate teaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • 2 years experience at senior level within infection prevention and control, a minimum of 5 years working in the specialty
  • Significant evidence of delivering teaching- formal and informal educational programmes to all staff groups
  • Evidence of involvement in local & national IPC Networks
  • Effective in a leadership and managerial role
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a highly demanding environment


  • Management / Leadership course
  • Project management, knowledge and skills



  • Research/Audit and surveillance experience including implementation of findings and review of outcomes


  • Presentation of papers and publications in peer reviewed journals

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St. George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road



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