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Acute Medicine Business Unit Matron

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata/pa
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a Matron within the Division of Acute Medicine. The successful applicant will be an experienced registered nurse with a positive leadership style to support the front door pathway covering Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) Emergency Department and the Urgent Treatment Centre at RDH.

You will be working with a dedicated and friendly team within acute medicine.

You will have:
  • good communication and interpersonal skills who can successfully engage with patients, staff, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Clear decision-making capabilities.
  • be a vocal advocate for the patient and be passionate and highly motivated in ensuring high quality care continues to be delivered.

This opportunity requires working across two sites therefore the ability to travel will be required.

Main duties of the job

Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Divisional Nurse Director the post-holder is the professional/clinical leader of the nurses and support staff within his/her sphere of responsibility.

The Matron will supervise the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care ensuring that nursing and corporate standards are implemented, maintained, monitored and improved upon where necessary.

The Matron will ensure that nursing and relevant support staff are led, managed and developed in order to enable them to deliver the highest standards of patient care and service.

The Matron will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence in their area of responsibility. The Matron will be available to patients, their families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and to address problems and concerns, as required.

As a member of the senior nursing team for the organisation, the Matron will act as a professional role model to all nurses and will take any corrective action to uphold the standards required of the Trust and the profession. This will include participating in service-specific shift arrangements to provide professional advice and leadership during evenings (including nights in extreme circumstances), weekends and bank holidays.

The Matron will be required to act up in professional or managerial capacity as required and appropriate.

Closing date of applications: 12 June 2024

Interview date: 26 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Registered Nurse
  • NMC registration
  • Degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Extensive clinical knowledge of Urgent, Acute and Emergency Care.
  • Evidence of Finance and budget management
  • Evidence of implementation of change or service development.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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