Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an experienced manager with excellent clinical skills and an ability to engage young people with mental health difficulties, families, system partners and stakeholders, to join our established team. Applicants must have experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties, leadership skills which will support the operational management of our inpatient and ED day hospital services, and a style of working which supports all team members to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and their carers.

Based at Leigh House Hospital near Winchester, the Matron will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the existing GAU/ED inpatient service, and will also contribute to the creation of the new on site ED day hospital aiming to launch in spring/summer 2023.

Set in picturesque grounds, Leigh House residential unit is undergoing extensive renovations to optimise the space and ensure it is a therapeutic environment for those young people requiring an admission. The site has recently been refurbished to ensure that it is sensory-friendly to support young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and other sensory processing difficulties.

Leigh House also benefits from being part of a portfolio of 3 CAMHS hospitals with a robust culture of collaboration, learning from events, and sharing innovation and best practice.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Modern Matron is to lead the operational and clinical delivery of the inpatient service.

Leigh House is a 10-bedded Tier 4 general acute mental health and eating disorder hospital for young people aged 12-18 years. In spring 2023 it will also provide an eating disorder day hospital for cohorts of up to 10 young people per programme.

Development of the day hospital will include MDT recruitment, designing the clinical programme, and delivery of bespoke training, as well as preparing the necessary systems and processes to ensure the service is clinically effective once launched.

Working with a wide range of Southern Health business and clinical colleagues, as well as community-based health and social care partners, the role will ensure the effective implementation of the NHSE Service Strategy and the Divisional Business Plan in order to improve the young people and carer/family experience, improve outcomes for young people, and to provide services which are value for money.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the effective leadership and management of the hospital to ensure service delivery is directed and aligned with contractual obligations and the Trust's vision and values

To work within the Modern Matron's Charter NHS England The matron's handbook and to ensure that services provided by the hospital are to the standards set by NHS legislation, the Care Quality Commission, Hampshire LSCB and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust policy and guidance

To be responsible for the effective use of resources supporting the Division to deliver within the allocated budget

To work with the Safeguarding Team to support delivery of the Trust safeguarding strategy and lead the delivery of safe and effective services

To be responsible for delivering a service aligned to the Clinical Strategy (Model of Care) developing a culture within teams which supports the quality of service delivery to be safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.

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