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Cath Lab Matron Band 8a

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The catheter lab matron post holder will oversee nursing and quality within cath labs and Holly Suite. The catheter lab and Holly Suite day-ward complex is nationally regarded as a flagship facility which has attracted national and international interest over the last few years and served as model for the development of other leading cardiac centres.

It is an incredibly exciting time to join the team as we are currently undergoing a major redevelopment of our cath labs which will give us world class facilities, enhancing both our patient and staff experience and enabling us to support the changing patient demand and service innovation.

We are looking for an experienced senior registered professional with experience in influencing, leadership and management skills. You will need to be experienced within cath lab or a theatre setting in order to provide strong, consistent leadership and maintain good interpersonal relationships with your colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Act as a resource/advisor to all staff in the delivery of nursing care, ensuring that specialised needs of patients are met

Develop methods for identifying, maintaining and improving the quality of patient care through facilitation of best practice and clinical benchmarking

Ensure effective communication with staff, patients and their family/carers Liaise with nursing, medical and other colleagues to ensure that all aspects of the patients care is covered

Ensure that nursing care is based on sound, current research, encouraging and initiating nursing audit and research, assisting with the implementation of findings where appropriate

Ensure adherence to Trust and local policies, local guidelines and current legislation

Take the lead for nursing in cath lab and Holly Suite.

Providing leadership for the Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service, streamlining the service and its efficiency.

Ensure that all complaints are dealt with promptly and satisfactorily taking corrective action and implementing action plans to avoid recurrence.

Contribute to the control of risk and use the incident reporting system to alert the Trust to incidents or near misses that may compromise the quality of services.

Develop services in conjunction with Head of Nursing and Quality Corporate Services , initiating and implementing any service improvements.

Jointly responsible for the development and planning of the departments workforce, with the Cath Lab Manager.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work in partnership with the senior leadership team across the multidisciplinary interface within Cath Labs and Holly Suite, taking lead responsibility for the nursing teams and quality within the areas. In addition the post holder will be a member of the divisional management team working with the Head of Nursing, Associate Medical Director and Divisional Head of Operations to ensure the division achieves its objectives.

The Matron will manage the delivery of all nursing aspects of agreed performance of the patient pathway. This will incorporate safeguarding and patient flow, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the Trusts Nursing and Quality priorities are implemented within their areas responsibility.

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Person Specification

Qualification and Education


  • Current level one NMC registration/ HCPC registration
  • Educated to Degree level.
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience- ENB 998/Mentorship/ Teaching certificate.
  • Evidence of further professional relevant professional/managerial qualifications studies


  • Masters level study Evidence of service development and Improvements Continuing professional development/reflective profile

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant post registration experience includes managerial/leadership in cath lab or theatre.
  • Evidence of change management within clinical practice
  • Ability to lead change and new ways for clinical teams to work
  • Proficient in IT skills (e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPR).
  • Evidence of Service Improvement


  • Audit or research within clinical areas

Communicat ion Skills/ Abilities


  • Evidence of excellent clinical skills
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to use initiative, solve problems and prioritise work
  • Evidence of Teaching & presentation skills
  • Experienced in the delivery of formal and informal education programmes.
  • Evidence of actively managing and promoting planned change ensuring completion of full audit cycle.
  • Experience of clinical audit, including data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and the ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Evidence of developing standards, guidelines, policies and protocols.
  • Demonstrate the ability to constructively challenge current practice and seize opportunities to develop, implement and evaluate innovative practice
  • Awareness of human factors and its impact in healthcare when reviewing patient safety
  • Demonstrate outstanding negotiating and persuasion, advocacy and change management skills.
  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Understanding of NHS changes as they relate to clinical practice
  • Understanding of current educational practices relating to basic and continuing education.

Planning/org anisation and analytical skills


  • Ability to prioritise and analyse complex information to assist with clinical change management projects
  • Ability to generate reports and present
  • Ability support colleagues and patients when required

Values and Behaviours


  • Excellent, compassionate & safe
  • Promotes honesty & integrity
  • Demonstrates confidence & motivation
  • Empathetic & supportive towards colleagues
  • Maintains a professional approach

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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