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James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to join our well established team of Matrons within the Division of Medicine, Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services. You will support the speciality teams in the delivery of excellent, compassionate care whilst maintaining high professional standards.

Candidates must be a registered nurse with current NMC registration and have experience in an acute hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now, rated Good by the CQC for a 3rd successive time. Leading the way with award winning innovations that support professional practice and nursing workforce developments, the James Paget University Hospital has a legacy of exceptional achievements. Nursing practice doesn't stand still at the James Paget University Hospital and you could be part of our creative future.

We are looking for leaders who are not only ambitious, creative and focused, but individuals with sound clinical expertise, knowledge and a passion for providing outstanding care every time for our patients & outstanding support for our staff.

About us

The James Paget University Hospital is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to the people of east Norfolk and north Suffolk. We are situated on the coast with several beautiful beaches and the Broads National Park on the doorstep, and we are within commuting distance of Norwich city centre.

Personal and professional development is key within the James Paget University Hospital

Development of self: We will support you in achieving your career goals, through our well-structured supervision and appraisal system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical, managerial and professional leadership to nursing staff at all levels within their area of responsibility ensuring that patient care is delivered to a high standard.

The post holder will be responsible for the on-going safe and effective delivery for their designated portfolio to ensure the attainment of quality and clinical performance indicators concerned with nursing and midwifery practice and the wider context of patient care delivery.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Lead Nurse and Deputy Lead Nurse to ensure all relevant nursing and midwifery measures/indicators are robustly monitored and effective governance arrangements are in place to ensure that patients consistently receive a good experience that meets all relevant aspects of the CQC key Lines of Enquiry.

The post holder will be responsible for leading on service and professional developments, working in close liaison with Lead Nurse and Deputy Lead Nurse to ensure all developments are considered and contribute to the wider aims of the Trusts 5 Year Strategy and the underpinning suite of strategies.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RN
  • First degree or relevant experience
  • Evidence of on-going CPD at relevant level
  • Management Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Leadership qualification or equivalent level of experience


  • Master's Degree or working towards



  • Extensive post registration experience including proven track record of senior operational/service management experience in the NHS in relation to acute in-patient/out-patient services
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Positive experience of change management within an acute in-patient/out-patient setting.
  • Experience of working with a range of IT systems


  • Experience of business planning and preparation of business cases



  • Good understanding and knowledge of NHS Performance Targets, CQC fundamentals of care
  • Developed decision making skills, both clinically and operationally based
  • Positive problem solving approach
  • Aware of broader issues in relation to areas of responsibility, both nationally and corporately and can relate these to clinical areas
  • Able to both participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Personal Qualities:- able to lead through empowerment, ability to build relationships, ability to lead, address and participate in professional and public forums, calm and confident manner, motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to motivate others and a positive challenging aptitude

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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