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Modern Matron

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year 58.698
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The posts are for the Inpatient perinatal ward and community team and psychosis and Neuropsychiatry inpatient wards. Please specify the service you are interested in ?

About the team:

The Psychological Medicine and Older Adult Directorate are offering an exciting opportunity for a proactive and proficient Matrons to work with Specialist inpatient services and community teams.

This is an exciting post that allows for close working and collaboration with senior management and clinicians in the future development of the specialist directorate.

About the role:

To provide senior nursing leadership and responsibility for overseeing the clinical care within the specialist inpatient and community teams under PMOA directorate, in particular perinatal mental health and psychosis, as well as the Neuropsychiatric pathway. The candidate would be expected to demonstrate flexibility to plug the gaps and provide cover for the services under PMOA directorate in assuring highest standards of clinical care for our patients/service users.

Main duties of the job

Leading by example

Making sure patients get quality care

Ensuring staffing is appropriate to patient needs

Empowering nurses to take on a wider range of clinical tasks

Improving hospital cleanliness

Ensuring patients' nutritional needs are met

Improving wards and community sites for patients (to include supporting ward in identification of ligatures and management plan regarding existing ligatures)

Making sure patients are treated with respect

Preventing hospital-acquired infection

Resolving problems for patients and their relatives by building closer relationships

About us

Working for your organisation

We are particularly interested in hearing from positive, dynamic and enthusiastic applicants who enjoy participating in a range of quality improvement activities with staff and patients. The Matron will provide expert advice, support and visible leadership to all staff driving the quality agenda throughout services.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, motivational and influencing skills being able to influence and encourage teams to work across organisational boundaries whilst holding patient care at the heart of their work.

The candidate will need to be passionate about the delivery of high quality patient care and have experience in leadership. The post holder will be a 'self-starter' and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi professional team.

About the location:

The successful post holder will be covering services in based in the borough of Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham, and will be an integral part of the Nursing, Quality and Assurance Team.

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2).We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • RMN, RN , RNLD
  • Degree


  • Previous experience of the specialist service applying for of the

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Bethlem royal hospital

Monks Orchard Rd



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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