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Modern Matron DTV AMH Inpatients

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Modern Matron position within Durham Tees Valley, inpatient Adult Mental Health Services. This could be based within Roseberry Park, West Park or Lanchester Road Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will join a highly motivated team striving to achieve and maintain high standards of clinical excellence. They will also take part in the senior nurse out of hour's rota (either Teesside or Durham & Darlington), supporting AMH and MHSOP Inpatient services.

We are looking for someone with the relevant clinical experience, knowledge and skills in caring for individuals within Adult Mental Health services. Quality assurance will feature strongly within this role, with an expectation that the post holder will have an interest and desire to drive forward change and improvement to ensure that the best possible care is provided for this patient group.

About us

The post holder will have shared accountability and responsibility for operational services, ensuring they provide the highest quality outcomes and experience for service users and carers, and make sure that strategic objectives are set and achieved. They are also responsible for ensuring the culture of our services is built upon the Trust Values, which are fundamental to the success of our Journey to Change and the three big goals we are committed to achieve as we navigate transformation:
  • To co-create a great experience for our patients, carers and families
  • To co-create a great experience for our colleagues
  • To be a great partner.

Job description Job responsibilities

To undertake the Department of Healths Key Responsibilities for Matrons:

Lead by example

Ensure service users receive quality care

Ensure staffing levels are appropriate to service user needs and compliant(implementing the Safe Staffing approach)

Empowering nurses to take on a wide range of clinical tasks(commensurate with their competency level)

Improve cleanliness

Ensure service users nutritional needs are met

Make sure service users are treated with dignity and respect by the service

Resolve problems for service users and their relatives and build closerelationships

To work closely with the collective leadership teams and focus on ensuring care is delivered to the standards expected within the Fundamental Standards

To facilitate an environment and approach which encourages recovery for service users

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH / RNLD, current profession registration with NMC.
  • BSc/BA degree in Health related field (if not already a degree level nurse).
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by specialist training or equivalent eperience 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).
Experience Essential
  • 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 stsudents.
  • Significant experience in a first line management role in a ward or community team.
  • Significant experience delivering change and service improvements across more than one setting.
  • Significant experience resolving complex and challenging situations in collaboration with other disciplines and agencies.
Skills Essential
  • Provide effective leadership.
  • Influence, initiate and manage change effectively.
  • Use initiative to make critical judgements and decisions independently under pressure.
  • Offer support to staff whilst maintaining boundaries, which enable difficult decisions to be made in an impartial and fair manner in accordance with the Trust policies and procedures.
  • Engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances.
  • Work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Use a range of IT skills to analyse complex data and produce statistical reports.
  • Manage resources including budgets and staffing.
  • Influence and work collaboratively with senior managers and external partners.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people including the use of multi-media materials for presentations in formal settings.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Produce high quality reports, policies, etc.
  • Use approved techniques in physical intervention.
  • Use clinical skills appropriate to the area of work, e.g. intramuscular injections.

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