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Community Modern Matron - Durham Planned Care Adult Mental Health

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Are you looking for an opportunity to support the delivery of excellent patient care, ensuring quality is at the forefront of clinical practice.

This role requires a senior clinical nurse with extensive community nursing experience to undertake this busy role in County Durham.

The teams are integrated with Durham County Council and strive to deliver high quality evidence base care.

You will be joining a senior leadership team and taking a leading role in delivering and supporting the delivery of safe, effective and person centered care.

Main duties of the job

You will be welcomed by the team, work as part of the leadership team and also supported by them and head of nursing within DTV.

You will be taking a lead on development, assurance and supporting the clinical teams to ensure high quality patient centered care.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact: Sarah Tweddle Interim Associate Director of Nursing, Planned Care DTVs

Person Specification



  • RNMH / RNLD, current professional registration with NMC
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to master's level equivalent
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or equivalent clinical mentoring and teaching experience
  • Leadership qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Evidence of continuous personal development
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Extensive experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Extensive experience in a clinical nurse leadership role
  • Extensive experience providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.



  • Sound knowledge of principles of nursing and how to apply these in a practice setting
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, CPA, Safe Staffing) and its application in practice.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Good understanding of Recovery principles and application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lanchester Road Hospital



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