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Modern Matron

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Modern Matron to work within our Secure Care Division. This will be someone who can demonstrate strong leadership, compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care and service delivery within a health care setting located within our Secure Care Service.

This post is a key clinical management role that will drive the clinical agenda for patients in our care. The role requires the post holder to manage resources and information through delegated responsibility from the Clinical Service Manager. The post holder will take a lead in addressing and improving the physical and mental health care needs of patients, including the delivery of key initiatives on reducing restrictive practice. It is imperative that the post holder has up to date knowledge and skills in these areas, including care pathway initiatives.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will need to ensure that robust arrangements are in place to manage clinical and non-clinical risk within the Secure Care Division and work alongside the Clinical Service Manager and Head ofOperations in delivering the Trust's performance management agenda.

The post holder will also be required to respect equality and diversity across all areas of working practice and challenge stigma associated with mental health and learning disabilities, ensuring that patients are at the centre of the care we provide.

This role is a fundamental part of the Senior Leadership Team, supporting the development, design, planning, implementation and review of financial, strategic, business and workforce plans.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full detailed job description and responsibility of this role please see the attached job description and personal specification.

Person Specification Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • Experience working as a Senior Manager
  • Experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities with complex needs/offending behaviour who require care in a secure/community environment
  • Proficient in budgetary management
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Experience of managing a large team of staff
  • Experience of recruitment and selection process
  • The ability to find creative solutions to management issues
  • Ability to effectively plan and deliver services
  • An ability to manage and investigate complaints
  • Experience of managing an individual planning or person centred planning process
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Mental Health Act and associated legislation e.g. criminal procedures, sex offenders act etc.
  • An understanding of the requirements of the NHS Plan/ Role of the Matron
  • Training in Root Cause Analysis
Skills Essential
  • Leadership and problem solving skills
  • Able to participate and take a lead role in service development
  • Reliable and decisive
  • Adaptable to change
  • Trustworthy
  • Lead by good example
  • Motivated and confident
  • Counselling skills
  • Teaching skills
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RNLD/RNMH qualification or equivalent
  • NMC Registration
  • Extensive post qualification experience
  • Significant managerial experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development
  • Post Registration Management qualification
  • Teaching & assessing on Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Significant experience within a Service providing for clients who exhibit offending behaviour
  • Qualification in: Clinical, Managerial and Education
Other Essential
  • Able to be part of the Nurse Manager on call rota
  • Car owner/driver or ability to travel to visit other Trust sites
  • Willing to work flexibly across a 24 hour period

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