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ED Matron

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medicine Division for an enthusiastic, motivated senior nurse to join the leadership team in Emergency Medicine.

This Matron position seeks a Senior Nurse with significant post-registration qualification experience in Leadership and Staff Management. The post holder will be required to strike an effective balance between management and clinical responsibilities. The post provides the opportunity to lead on patient safety and experience with additional focus on nursing and service development.

The successful candidate will be patient focused and have enhanced strengths in communication, taking a compassionate and ultimately professional approach to the delivery of high quality, safe patient care at all times.

You will need to be an innovative individual who possesses excellent communication skills, putting the patient at the centre of all you do. You will need excellent organisational and leadership skills in addition to possessing the ability to work cohesively within a multi-disciplinary team

If you have what it takes to lead a dynamic team of nurses within a dynamic service we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The Matron's role is the cornerstone of improving the quality of patient care within the Division through visible inclusive leadership and engagement with patients and families, frontline staff senior management teams, the Trust and its key stakeholders. The Matron forms an equal part of the Triumvirate leadership for the services they manage along with the Clinical Director and Service Manager.

The Matron's role is instrumental in promoting high standards of clinical care, reducing health inequalities and promoting equality for all as well as supporting workforce retention and recruitment staff education and development compassionate, inclusive leadership and patient safety. It is an integral part of the Matrons role to maintain clinical competence by working in their areas providing support, guidance, leadership and clinical advice to staff. The post holder should have a full awareness and understanding of the Matron's Handbook (NHS England & NHS Improvement January 2020).

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

We also provide community services and have a dedicated 0-19 service for children and young people in Enfield so that they can get the best possible start in life. This includes health visitors and school nurses who are delivering the national Healthy Child Programme, which provides a structured framework for the delivery of key interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and families from 0 to 5 and school aged children from 5-19. The 0-19 service aims to improve pathways and partnerships with services in the hospital and deliver excellent care for the children and families.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Through compassionate and inclusive leadership Lead and influence your staff to deliver high quality care for patients by:
  • Being a visible leader and providing an authoritative presence, using strategic thinking to spread understanding of the organisations aims and demonstrating organisational values and behaviours through role modelling and being available to support staff and patients and advancing equality and opportunity for all
  • Display clinical and professional credibility through enabling and empowering staff and acting as an advocate, within areas of responsibility on a regular basis, through working clinically alongside the teams in your
  • Educate other professionals and members of the public about the Matrons role and share knowledge, develop individual and team skills and seek out creative opportunities, as well as standardising practice
  • Ensure a professional appearance and maintain professional standards, lead by example and be aware of their own leadership style, using self-awareness, being open to receiving and learning from feedback and being aware of unconscious biases
  • Be able to understand local policies, practice and frameworks and participating in national andregional initiatives, keeping up to date with the national agenda such as the CNOs strategy, which includes raising the profile of nursing and speaking with one voice
  • Build trust in the workforce by helping to achieve personal, team and organisational objectives and ensuring consistent practice by implementing and embedding local and national standards of
  • Demonstrate respect to all patients and carers and involving them in decisions about their care respecting their diverse needs and reducing inequalities of access to care and care delivered

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse/RSCN
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Operational management experience
  • Management Qualification
  • Advanced Emergency Nursing Qualification


  • Masters level study
  • ALS
  • ATNC

Skills and Abilities


  • Leadership abilities developed through experience and training both formal and informal
  • Able to demonstrate change management skills
  • Maintain clinical competence in ED nursing
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills
  • Knowledge of current changes and developments within the NHS
  • Clinical Governance
  • Budget Management
  • Clinical nursing expertise
  • Skill-mix and Workforce Planning including effective Healthroster management



  • Clinically wide-ranging in the field of Emergency Nursing
  • Proven ability of working within a multi-disciplinary team and evidence of team development
  • Experience of implementation of service developments
  • Experience of managing Nursing establishments and Skill Mix reviews
  • Staff management

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and coach others
  • Sensitive and compassionate Clarity of thought and articulate in presenting ideas and opinions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Role model
  • Negotiating skills

Trust Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


North Middlesex Hospital

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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