Modern Matron

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Mental Health inpatient services to join the team at Parklands Hospital as a Modern Matron for 2 of our acute wards on a permanent basis.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading Juniper & Cherry Ward, their Ward Managers & assuring delivery of a modernised, high quality, safe, effective, evidence-based nursing service. You will work closely with the Head of Clinical Services, your Matron colleagues & an extensive multi-disciplinary team.

Juniper Ward is an 18-bed male acute ward with a further 6 Ministry of Defence speciality beds. We are currently working on a Reducing Restrictive Practice project, implementing the Safewards Interventions, & working towards our accreditation.

Cherry Ward is a female-only ward for patients with acute mental health needs. The ward was designed in conjunction with over 100 service users to develop an environment that is supportive for the patients who use the service

Other wards on site at Parklands Hospital are Hazel Ward -- Our dedicated Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Beechwood Ward -- Our older persons, functional acute admissions ward, and Elmwood Ward -- Our older persons, dementia admissions ward.

The successful applicant will have recent relevant experience in the effective and positive management of complex and high-risk service users & significant leadership experience including people & team management & experience of quality improvement initiatives.

Main duties of the job

To lead the integrated health and social care service, and promote a culture based on principles of recover, choice and personalised care, in which service users can expect to be active in decision-making about their care and treatment.

To work in an effective partnership with senior clinicians in the service.

To promote an understanding amongst the workforce of its role in seeing our business succeed and thrive, in the context of a commercial and competitive environment.

To deploy the capacity of the service in order to ensure that demand is met by the most appropriately skilled practitioners, and to ensure that service users 'flow' through pathways of care according to need. This includes being accountable for delivery of a proactive caseload management system.

To ensure the service works in line with agreed pathways, policies and guidelines, and is focussed on delivery of outcomes.

To co-ordinate the management of the senior multi disciplinary operational team leaders, ensuring effective training, ongoing professional development and professional supervision is maintained for all staff.

To manage financial resources efficiently and in line with agreed plans/budgets. This includes relevant budgets devolved through the Section 75 agreement with the Local Authority.

To understand and contribute to the management of the wider environment and stakeholders -- e.g. commissioning.

To assist the Area Manager in the strategic development of local secondary care mental health services.

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 manage direct reports (e.g. team leaders) to ensure the development of effective, responsive, evidence based and user focused services.

To undertake appraisals and agree personal development plans for identified senior staff.

To ensure the co-ordination of consistent operational processes such as caseload management, including the allocation of referrals, review of cases, proactive monitoring of care packages, discharge planning and risk management. This will be in line with agreed processes such as PbR clustering.

To hold overall management responsibility for effective and robust systems across the teams.

To be responsible for policy and procedures in relation to all areas covered by the teams.

To identify and address poor performance or conduct and take remedial action in line with organisational policy.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate relevant professional qualification. e.g. Mental Health Nurse, OT, Psychology, with appropriate registration where applicable.
  • Evidence of other development and/ or training which indicates a commitment to continuous development and preparation for management.

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