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Matron for Physical Health in Mental Health

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month secondment into the above post.

This is a new and exciting role to support the Associate Chief Nurse and Head of Infection Prevention and Safety, in working towards reducing health inequalities in our MH and LD population by working towards the NHS long term plan (LTP) and taking the lead on certain elements of the Trust Physical Health in MH/LD agenda. This includes taking the role as smoke free lead working with ICS leads and the wider Health Improvement agenda including supporting the community transformation agenda where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will support the development, management and implementation of the Trusts treating tobacco dependence service and wider smoke free work. This will include but not limited to, developing training programmes, recruitment, project work, research, implementing clinical pathways as well as working with wider trust services to raise the profile of the service and becoming smoke free.

The post holder will support the Head of Infection Prevention and Safety with physical health work programmes related to improving the outcomes of our patients with severe mental illness e.g. LESTER cardio metabolic risk factor screening and associated interventions/care planning. The post holder is likely to have a background in Public Health incentives and led on other LTP initiatives.

The role is designed to build a combination of leadership, subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery. Knowledge and skills in applying evidence-based practice to improve health and reduce health inequalities is desirable.

The post holder will be expected to work alongside digital, transformation and clinical colleagues along with external partners to ensure our services can deliver patient centred care at all times.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy relevant to this post and appreciate the implications of this on engagement
  • An appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, the NHS Region, ICS and individual provider and commissioning organisations
  • Understanding of the determinants of health and inequalities as it applies to current health policy
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate keyboard skills.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of leading programmes or projects in multi-agency partnerships
  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information and intelligence to large and influential groups
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change.

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