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Matron - Medicine (Intermediate Care)

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Permanent or Secondment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for talented, ambitious and dynamic senior nurse to join the Medicine Division at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We are looking to recruit a forward thinking, highly motivated and experienced nurse leader, who is currently working in a leadership role at band 7 or above, who will champion a high level of professional standards delivering outstanding safe high quality nursing care to patients who are 'medically fit for discharge.'

Providing visible leadership to our two new intermediate care wards (with a combined total of 60 beds), the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, sound clinical knowledge base and has a passion to continually improve patient experience and quality of care to our patients during their hospital stay, enabling them to return to the community as soon as it is safe to do so.

Working closely with the clinical leads, and therapy staff you will lead on safety and quality standards within your ward areas through completion of the relevant audits, acting on results.

With a willingness to develop your team as well as your own professional growth you will be fully supported by the senior nursing and management teams within the division.

The is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a new model of care delivered to our patients.

Should you wish to arrange an informal discussion/visit contact Divisional PA Debbie Wright -

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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