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Matron - Emergency Department

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative band 8a Matron to support the Lead Matron within our Emergency Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The role will be enhanced through a model supporting direct clinical care balanced with clinical leadership and management responsibilities. This is a permanent role.

The department has a reputation for innovation and is increasingly recognized for its clinical academic work in emergency care. The department has a reputation for pioneering new roles several members of the senior nursing/AHP leadership team are national leaders in the field for advanced practice role developments. This results in the delivery of expert care, education, and support to patients with complex needs within the most acute phase of their care. Your professional and clinical development is important to us and we are committing to supporting you achieve your goals.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What youll do

Under the guidance of the lead matron, the post holder will contribute to delivering the managerial and professional support on a day to day basis to all the nursing / AHP staff and ensure the smooth running of the department to achieve both excellent clinical care whilst also supporting the delivery of key national performance metrics. You will need to possess the ability to work as a key decision maker alongside the multi professional team ensuring the safe implementation of nursing strategy within the department in accordance with research, policy, national standards and the NMC Code. The role is designed to facilitate ongoing clinical practice for the Matron, ensuring that leadership is demonstrated in practice. Alongside the lead Matron you will be key in leading from within the team which is a key strategy in helping us further develop our approach to excellent care. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work with a nationally regarded, multi professional team who put patients first, always strive to improve care for patients and pride themselves on their team work. As a Major Trauma Centre we are providing an excellent level of care for both Adults and Children through constantly examining how we provide major trauma care we seek to constantly improve.

What were looking for

As a Matron for the Emergency Department you will work closely with the lead Matron, Senior Nurses, Consultant Leads, Directors of Major Trauma, Matrons, the Care Group Manager and the Divisional Head of Nursing. You will help support the lead Matron on all aspects of clinical care and be focused on patient safety, experience and quality assurance frameworks. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met while the multi professional team are fully supported in achieving their duties.The successful applicant will hold significant experience at band 6 or above in a busy Emergency Department, A proven track record in leadership within emergency care is essential as are excellent interpersonal communication and organisational skills.If you are a confident, well organised, strong, visible nurse leader with high standards, excellent clinical skills and knowledge with extensive experience of working within emergency care services who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment then we would like to hear from you.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • 1st Level Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC Register / HCPC Registration
  • First degree or equivalent
  • Masters or equivalent experience
  • Specialist qualification
  • Leadership training
  • Management training
  • Extensive knowledge of National and Local NHS and N& M agenda
  • Extensive experience in the acute healthcare setting in clinical leadership/clinical management position
  • Evidence of advanced leadership qualities
  • Formal and informal teaching experience
  • Staff and resource management experience


  • Understanding of specialist area

Skills and competencies


  • Budget management
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • General IT skills
  • Incident resolution
  • Influencing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivational
  • Organisational skills
  • Policy development
  • Resource management
  • Team development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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